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Increasing Wellbeing & Resilience

Investing in close social relationships increases your wellbeing effectively!

According to research, social connections and relationships play a significant role in overall well-being, including happiness and physical health. A study by Harvard Medical School found that strong social connections and relationships are associated with a reduced risk of mental and physical health issues, as well as a longer lifespan. Social support can provide practical help, emotional support and a sense of belonging which can help to counteract the negative effects of stress and life challenges. The study also found that people with strong social connections have lower rates of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse, as well as better overall mental health. They also have stronger immune systems, which can help protect against illness and disease. Additionally, having a sense of social belonging and positive relationships can also increase happiness and satisfaction with life. It's important to note that quality of relationship matters as well. Having one or two close and supportive relationships might be more beneficial than having many superficial ones. Building and maintaining strong and positive relationships takes time, effort, and communication. It is a two-way street, so it's important to give as well as receive support. Regenerate response!

This is in line with the main findings of my master's thesis at INSEAD on key factors that promote resilience.

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