Social connection can help boost your mood and manage your emotions.
Through the years, we’ve thrived as a species by connecting with others. Whether we were hunting for meat, gathering berries, or traveling in stagecoaches — we did it together in social groups.
It’s this human connection that has advanced our world from gathering and hunting for our food to shopping for it in grocery stores.
But with the rise of digital interactions, we’ve also seen an increase in loneliness.
We no longer meet for drinks after work or gather with our friends for game or movie nights. Meetings and social gatherings are now done virtually. We celebrate the events in our lives with a heart or thumbs-up emoji.
The proposed reason for this rise in loneliness is lack of social interaction and support from our peers and poor mental health.
Simply put: Human connection is needed. Connecting with others on a physical and emotional level can improve our health and overall well-being. …read more