Socializing Can Make You Happy

Don’t feel guilty about spending 15 minutes chatting with your neighbor or setting aside time in your busy schedule to catch up with friends and family. Socializing can provide a number of benefits to your physical and mental health.

Research shows these (and other) main benefits of having an active social life:

  1. Lower your risk of dementia
  2. Keep your mind sharper
  3. Live longer

For more information and a great list of ways to boost your social engagement, read this article from Psychology Today.

And one more option for boosting your social engagement … attend the Oct. 6-8 Laughing Matters retreat in Western N. Carolina! Come by yourself and meet new friends or gather a group of at least five people and register at a discounted rate!