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:
- Lower your risk of dementia
- Keep your mind sharper
- 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!