Friendships can have a major impact on your health and well-being, but it’s not always easy to build or maintain friendships. A few positive benefits of friendship are below;
Friends Keep Us Mentally and Physically Strong
- Boost your happiness and reduce your stress.
- Help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illness, job loss or the death of a loved one.
One of the most overlooked benefits of friendship is that it helps keep our minds and bodies strong. Friends helps us deal with stress, make better lifestyle choices that keep us strong, and allow us to rebound from health issues and disease more quickly.
Friendship is equally important to our mental health. One study even suggested spending time with positive friends actually changes our outlook for the better.
Friends Help Us Weather Lonely Times
- Increase your sense of belonging and purpose.
- Encourage you to change or avoid unhealthy lifestyle habits, such as excessive drinking or lack of exercise.
Friends help us during lonely times. We learn how to accept kindness and also to reach out when we need help. Those painful times when we might be without friends also help us to appreciate the friendships that come in and out of our lives.
Friends Improve the Quality of Our Lives
- Improve your self-confidence and self-worth
In spending time with friends, we fill up our lives with great conversation, heartfelt caring and support, and laugh out loud fun. When we fall on hard times, friends are there to put things in perspective and help us. When we have success, they’re smiling at our good fortune. With down-to-earth, positive people in our life we will be more mindful of gratitude and doing nice things for others.