Self Care | A Friendly Catch Up

Self Care | A Friendly Catch Up

Self-care isn’t always something that needs to be practiced alone. Sometimes, a little bit of socialisation and human contact can help you to feel much better. Whether you choose to meet with a close friend, family member or even immerse yourself in a group gathering, being around other people can do you a world of good.

Research cited from Psychology Today publication shows that an active social life could have the following benefits: 

  • You may live longer 
  • You will enjoy better physical health
  • You will enjoy better mental health
  • You may even lower your risk of dementia

In addition, socialising can also help with:

  • Building positive and strong relationships
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Being open with feelings and emotions by talking 
  • Developing self-confidence 

There are a number of ways that you can socialise with others, including:

  • Contact family or friends via phone call or video call
  • Go to a café with a friend or have them over for a drink/lunch
  • Take up a class of interest
  • Host a games night
  • Go for a walk around a local park
  • Attend a public event 

Personally, I know from my own experience, when I’m having a bad anxiety day the best thing for me to do is to surround myself with positive friends and family. It’s not always easy or the first thing you want to do when you feel so down or anxious but initiating conversation may provide an immediate distraction. Next time you feel lonely or need a boost, why not contact a friend or family member and arrange a catch up?

 

 

 

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