5 ways to strengthen your friendships: – Barking up the wrong tree

September 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

5 ways to strengthen your friendships: – Barking up the wrong tree
http://www.bakadesuyo.com/5-ways-to-strengthen-your-friendships

Harvard happiness expert Daniel Gilbert identified friends as one of the biggest sources of joy in our lives.Seeing friends and family regularly is worth an extra$97,265 a year:

So, an individual who only sees his or her friends or relatives less than once a month to never at all would require around an extra £63,000 a year to be just as satisfied with life as an individual who sees his or her friends or relatives on most days.

Not feeling socially connected can make you stupider and kill you. Loneliness can lead to heart attack, stroke and diabetes. Good relationships are more important to a long life than exercise.

Not spending more time with friends and family is one of the things people regret the most.

So what does the research tell us about how to strengthen and improve our friendships?

 

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