Successful Relationships Reading Corner

Successful Relationships Reading Corner

This week, we said make sure you pay attention to your relationships. Here are three articles that explore various facets of this.

Why Relationships Matter (Maybe Now More Than Ever) “The quality of our relationships is the single biggest predictor of our happiness—more so than business success, physical health, wealth, status or fame. While we may be in the unique position of either spending a bit too much time with others lately, or striving to maintain connections with those we love from a safe distance, it does all of us good to focus on and prioritize our relationships to set the foundation of a happy, healthy life.”

The importance of relationships for our well-being “As humans, we feel the need to relate to others in order to feel worthy and to feel that we belong. We are social creatures. It doesn’t have to be a romantic relationship. All kinds of relationships play an essential role in our lives! This includes your family, friends, colleagues at work and even people you meet at the café or gym you attend.”

How Your Relationships Can Bring Out the Best in You “People who are thriving are usually doing so with the help of others. Peak athletes have coaches. Top executives have mentors. Great parents have parenting blogs and other great parents to bounce ideas off of. Even those contemplative Buddhist monks who seem to be at the pinnacle of self-transcendence are almost always surrounded by other transcendent monk friends. Research backs this up, suggesting that positive relationships can help us succeed, grow, and become better people.”

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