As we enter a new year the familiar pressure of resolutions and expectations appear. Trying to better ourselves year on year whilst adding more and more to our never-ending to do lists, perhaps not the healthiest combination.
I propose that this year our collective New Years resolution focuses on connection. Connection with ourselves, loved ones and our wider communities.
How many of our New Year resolutions mention improving health and wellbeing in one way or another? Connection is an essential component of maintaining our health and wellbeing but is perhaps overlooked and considered more of an added extra or a luxury, slipping to the bottom of our list of priorities.
As babies we need connection to survive. As we move through life, our need for connection continues, without it we are at a higher risk of developing mental and physical health conditions such as depression, heart disease and dementia.
So, how can you make space for more connection in your life in 2023?
Firstly, think about what type of connection fills you up the most and start there. Is it connection with yourself, friends &/or family, your other half, your pets, people in your community, or is it connection with nature or something spiritual.
* Can you make time to do something small each day that will help you feel more connected?
* Can you make time each week to do something that takes a little longer?
* Can you make time each month to spend half or a whole day doing something that helps you feel more connected?