Create social connections for mental wellbeing
Belonging and connecting with others has a significant impact on our health and happiness. At Studio Rubix, we look at each side of the Rubik's cube as representing different elements of wellness; physical fitness, nutrition and energy, mental health, and social connectedness is one of these.
Scientists started tracking Harvard students in 1938 during the Great Depression and over the following 80 years and subsequent studies on participants physical and mental health deduce that "our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health". 3 key lessons from the studies indicate:
1) social connections makes us happier
2) close relationships protect our brains
3) quality relationships, rather than quantity, matter most
We all know what it's like to have lost your mojo. Things you used to be interested in may no longer appeal, you may feel like you've gone off track or barriers have got in the way. You likely feel sluggish, a little lost or just feel blah. Our brain and body thrive on endorphins and feel good chemicals to make us feel happy and energised. When we feel like this we are more focused, more productive and positive. There are several ways we can boost production of these feel-good hormones. Exercise is one.