Spend time with loved ones and make sure to be present with them and take time away from electronics. Make family a top priority. Keep aging parents and grandparents close and nurture relationships with your spouse and children. Family time is especially important for building children’s self-worth.
“This idea of feeling connected becomes very reinforcing, to all of us, and it contributes to happiness, it contributes to mental health and it does contribute also to physical health,” says John Northman, a psychologist from Buffalo, NY.
“It’s well known that when people feel better connected, that they feel better physically, they’re certainly less likely to feel depressed — or if they do, they’re in a better position to get out of being depressed."
“Overall, it leads to a feeling of a greater degree of support and connection psychologically,” he said.
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