01 Jan Why Your Brain Craves Socializing And Relationships
Do you have a few social engagements lined up for 2020 already? The social media pandemonium is certainly effective for connecting and reconnecting with people you know and like, however, if you want to really connect with people in a more meaningful and impactful way you need to attend more networking and business social events. Social rest involves spending time with friends and family, but it is so much more.
According to a famous US study, socializing is crucial for our survival. We are created with an emotional need for relationship. Our social brains naturally crave companionship; regardless if certain experiences have made us shy or indifferent towards others. People who are more social tend to have fewer health issues and reduced levels of stress.
It is important to know that the kind of social rest you are involved in can make a significant impact in your life. It is important for you to connect with people and have meaningful relationships. Dr. Matthew Edlund, (The Rest Doctor), author of “The Power of Rest” says, “…the social rest technique is about making connections… this kind of psychological communication may provide you with a sense of calm.”
According to an article in Forbes, when it comes to social networking you should surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. You don’t always have to be the leader in the room; especially when you are in a room full of leaders. It’s ok to sit-back and just listen and absorb information from others. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who learn how to leverage the knowledge of a collective group.
If you haven’t already done so, reach out and join certain groups and clubs and other opportunities that interest you and fosters social wellness. Be sure to take time to participate in seminars, workshops, conferences, etc… not as a facilitator or an instructor but rather as a student learner or attendee so you can draw from others’ experiences and wisdom. Social rest is an essential part of your total well-being. Who knows, I may see you around sometime soon!
Happy New Year!