Updated: Apr 8
How's it going everyone? It's been a while since I've put out a video and because as some of you may know recently my mother passed away, so I was spending time with family and friends, and dealing with her loss. So this week, that is what I wanted to discuss.We've gone over why health is important, why working out is important, why nutrition is important, so today I want to discuss why having relationships with your family, your friends, and just having people around you is so important.
We are a social species, so we need those relationships in order to be happy, to be healthy, and to have a nice life with people that surround you and make you feel good.
They've studied the areas of the planet that have people who live to be over 100 years old and one of the main reasons is because they have a good relationship with the people around them.
You always wonder why those people who smoke cigarettes, drink, don't exercise, and eat a bunch of junk food, how they are able to live to be 90 or 100 years old. Some genetics comes in to play, but they also found it's because of the relationships they have with people. They're constantly laughing, going to have dinner with friends and family, and that is one of the big things that helps keep people alive. It keeps people going and gives them purpose.So if that's not something you have in your life then it's definitely something you need to incorporate.
Make time for those people that bring you joy, and at the same time, limit the time with the people who cause you stress.I know I get caught up in work, training, and all the other things that come up last minute, and so sometimes I definitely neglect my friends and family, and this has caused me to realize that this is a big part of my life that needs to take priority.
In addition, its important to have those difficult conversations as well. Many times we feel uncomfortable telling family or friends what we love about them, things that bother us about them, or things we respect them about; but have those difficult conversations now.
In the book "Being Mortal" by Atul Gawande, they found that the people who put off having that difficult conversation is one of the biggest regrets and it causes a greater amount of depression.
So make sure to have that difficult conversation and you'll feel much better. Yes, it may be difficult, but you'll probably create a closer connection with that person and it'll just help your overall happiness. Especially if it's something you've carried around for a long time, make it happen!Love you guys! Be sure to hug your loved ones and I'll see you next week.