Spending time with people that share goals, purpose, and values can provide a sense of belonging and relatedness. Finding the common ground and connecting with these people will create a feeling of being in the ‘tribe’ and contribute to a reduction in stress.
Sometimes we can be fortunate to be surrounded by a tribe, whilst at other times we may need to seek out more opportunities.
Sometimes it may be easy to connect and relate to others, whilst at other times building relationships can require more active attention.
To improve health consider
- Do you know what matters most to the people you spend time with? Do you share thoughts of what is most important?
- If your current relationships have limited shared goals, purpose, and values consider seeking out some new connections in your neighbourhood or work, or with a hobby.