Studies show that people who are active and make socializing an important part of their lives lead a healthier life. Many believe to improve your life, this is because they do not tend to spend as much time worrying about tomorrow, or yesterday; they tend to live in the moment and are healthier and happier as a result of it. The very idea of socializing is to meet new people, reacquaint yourself with old friends and do things that you normally wouldn’t do normally – keep both your mind and your body active.
What are some of the ways I can get active?
There are many ways to become active. Here are just a few to get you started.
- Join community groups and activities in your neighbourhood or through your workplace
- Reach out to and reacquaint yourself with old friends you haven’t seen in a while. Meet at a at a local coffee shop, spend the day shopping or why not try site-seeing like a tourist
- Join a gym – not only is a great place to get exercise, but it is a great place to meet new people
- Try getting your family involved by creating a family fitness plan that includes bike trips, hiking nearby trails and joining family fitness groups.
- Volunteer around the community, it’s a great way to get involved and feel like you are making a genuine difference. There are many churches, hospitals, schools, libraries, service groups and special interest groups that would love to have a helping hand.
How will becoming more actively help me to improve my personal life?
When you are more active you always feel better because you’re doing something good. Instead of spending time alone stressing over your immediate situation and worrying about tomorrow you will be spending your time wisely and keeping your mind on other things.
The more you get involved the more you will feel needed and the feelings of hopeless, despair and self doubt will fade away. You will genuinely feel like you matter and your efforts are impacting others.
So no matter how you are feeling you need to get out and enjoy life while you can. It’s easy to pick up the phone and call a friend. Surrounding yourself with people who will build you up and who genuinely appreciate you is a great way to build your morale, boost your spirits and keep you socially healthy and alert.