If positivity research is a bit muddy on some things, it is in consensus on one: social connectedness increases happiness and health. A meta-analysis of nearly 150 studies found strong links between mental and physical wellness and feeling tied to community. Read a NYTimes article about it here.
For this resolution, do a social inventory. How many people in your extended family, neighborhood and community did you connect in the last seven days? How can you increase it this week? And what is one thing you can do to increase connectivity within your community?
There's so many ways to work on this resolution. Spend more time in your front yard, and greet your neighbors. Volunteer. Throw a potluck. Call or write an old friend or family member. Need more?
150 things you can do to build social capital: from bettertogether.org.
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