With strong social support, we can accomplish impressive feats of resilience and even extend our lives.
If you attend to the noise, it will hijack your motivation and decrease your focus.
Notice the areas of your life that might not get the attention they deserve.
We think depending on on others is a sign of weakness and that being self-reliant is the key to success. But the opposite is true.
We’ve reaped phenomenal results in researching the power of giving, and the results may seem counterintuitive to the field of positive psychology. We’ve known that social connection is the greatest predictor of happiness—measured by how people rate the quality of their lives, what we call “subjective well-being”—in the long term. But we’ve traditionally measured it…