Well, Thanksgiving is upon us, and we here at PTEducator will be taking the rest of the week off. Especially because my iPhone is currently busted and I need to unplug anyway. So here is today’s Wellfie Wednesday post, and its all about being thankful to be with the ones you love anyway.
Welcome back! Happy Wellfie Wednesday! And Happy Thanksgiving Eve!
This week’s post will be short and sweet, as many of us are most likely gearing up for time with family and friends. And that is exactly where I want to bring attention to this week. Relationships and the social connections you have with friends and family play a significant role in your health. Yes, what you eat and how you move contribute factors as well, but more recent emerging research has indicted that relationships, specifically strong close relationships affect your health, quality of life, and longevity. Check out this TED talk on Face-to-Face Contacts (Not Facebook Connections). And if you’re more into reading, check out one of these two studies that found social isolation and loneliness to be risk factors of increased mortality – Study 1 / Study 2.
So tomorrow, this week, and everyday for that matter, be THANKFUL for the relationships and people you have around you. And keep them close, as you never known when you’ll need a shoulder to lean on.
ONE THING I LEARNED TODAY:
Not only am I thankful for my family and friends, I am thankful to all of the mentors, entrepreneurs, and business relationships I have made in the last two years. They have not only helped me get from idea phase to launch phase, but they are some of most brilliant minds I have ever met. Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said that “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”. I am glad I am spending my time with people I know, love, and respect.