Research shows that having an active sex life reduces depression and anxiety. Additionally, having sex increases self-esteem, reduces stress, improves sleep quality and boosts one's overall immune system.
Ah, sleep. Your entire well-being (including your relationships) depends on it. In fact, the American Sleep Association says, "Many studies make it clear that sleep deprivation is dangerous.
Here's the deal: exercise (i.e., elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat) is Miracle Grow for the brain. Regular, aerobic exercise remodels our brains for peak performance by decreasing stress, lifting our mood, and sharpening our intellect.
We are all social animals and we crave positive and connective relationships. A healthy relationship helps increase one's confidence and ability to grow as a resilient person.
Just as exercise and sleep are building blocks for your brain, so is stimulating the mind. Whether it's via work or creative hobbies, using your mind to meet specific goal-driven tasks not only helps the fibers of your brain to connect in a deeper way,
When was the last time you got so lost in the moment that nothing else mattered? Allowing yourself time to be creative and spontaneous and soak in new and innovative experiences is essential to the human spirit and gives one a sense of balance in life.
I'm not talking about sex. I'm talking about a hug, a caring squeeze of the arm, a holding of the hand. We are born with the need to be touched. If a baby or child is not held or cuddled enough, he or she will not thrive.
There's a reason for the old saying, "It takes a village." Like children, we all need a village or in other words, a community, which helps us to feel a part of something, a sense of belonging.
Just like a battery needs to recharge, so do you in the most simple non-stimulating ways. No, you will not turn into a puddle of mush by recharging with your People or Us Weekly magazine.
This means taking the time to understand and observe you. Without a connection to you, living your life in a satisfying way is impossible.