Day 21 – Get Social
Lunch with friends, hit up a local pub or cafe for a Games Night, go to a class. The winter can be the most depressing time of year, so stay a step ahead and socialize with friends or family or strangers (make new friends!). Laugh and cohort.
Interacting with others boosts feelings of well-being and decreases feelings of depression. Research has shown that one sure way of improving your mood is to work on building social connections. You may even lower your risk of dementia
In addition, communicating with people face-to-face can help to make us more resilient to stress factors in the long run.
So don’t hesitate…make a plan, grab some friends, and get out (or stay in – together) and have some fun.