Win Your Week

You may have heard the saying ‘you are the average of the five people you surround yourself with’. A large part of setting ourselves up for success and ‘winning our week’ is introducing productive practices and being mindful of or discarding practices that are less productive and this extends to the people we spend our time with.  

When it comes to relationships, we are greatly influenced by the people around us. In fact, our relationships affect our self-esteem, our way of thinking and our decisions. So, today we want to discuss the quality of our relationships and if they are serving us in a positive way. 

But how often are we actually stopping and looking around at the people we are surrounded by and thinking we need to make changes?

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There’s a reason there are millions of songs written about friendship. Friends are vital to our wellbeing and are some of the most powerful bonds people have. Having close friends enriches our lives. Friends can celebrate our wins with us as well as provide support during bad times. Having friends can prevent isolation and loneliness and give us the chance to offer essential companionship. Friends also play a significant role in promoting our overall health. With adults who have strong social connections having a reduced risk of depression and high blood pressure. In addition, studies have found that older adults who have meaningful relationships and social support are likely to live longer than their peers with fewer connections.

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