Wellness Wednesday: Spend More Time With People That You Love

A surefire way to boost your happiness

We’re all so busy — busy with our jobs, commitments and obligations. So busy that we rarely make enough time to spend with the people that we care about the most.

Socializing with those people is crucial to our happiness. You need to be around those who really understand you. Those with whom you can laugh, cry and talk unguardedly about your problems. You need hugs, smiles, and friendship. You need time to be your true self in the company of others doing exactly that.

‘Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself — and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to — letting a person be what he really is.’― Jim Morrison

Sure, there are people that we can’t be completely ourselves with, like our bosses, coworkers, and competitors. We spend enough time with those and not enough around the people with which we feel totally free and at peace.

Don’t assume that Facebook, email or even phone calls will do, either. Real-life physical contact with the ones that you love is crucial. It’s essential to our happiness, health, and sanity, and it’s something that we can never have enough of.

Wellness Wednesdays: Creativity isn’t all about working hard. To continue producing meaningful content and moving forward, we have to look after ourselves. We have to keep our mind and body sharp. That’s what Wellness Wednesday is all about.