Social engagement and meaningful relationships are associated with living a longer life and improving your overall health. Building strong relationships has been shown help your psychological, social, and physical well-being.
“Past research has shown that individuals with supportive and rewarding relationships have better mental health, higher levels of subjective well-being, and lower rates of morbidity and mortality,” Psych Central explains. Furthermore, a study of 3.5 million American adults found that married people have a lower risk for cardiovascular disease than those who are single, divorced, or widowed.
People who have that one person to rely on — a positive influence, whether that be a family member, friend, or significant other — are usually less stressed because they have someone that they can talk to, vent to, and confide in when life gets tough.
In order to create strong relationships, you need to eliminate the toxic ones. This means removing the people in your life who bring you down. It’s important to have a positive mindset; as the Law of Attraction says, “We are responsible for bringing both positive and negative influences into our lives.”
Surround yourself with positive people; know when it’s time to eliminate bad relationships and create space for healthy ones.