Win Your Week

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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The art of being a confident and happy person means being able to voice your opinion and hear other people‚Äôs opinions. But, being able to speak up as well as remain open to other people‚Äôs opinions or be ‚Äėassertive‚Äô can be a hard.¬†Assertiveness¬†means expressing your point of view in a way that is clear and direct, while still respecting others.¬†Assertiveness is the quality of being self-assured and confident without being aggressive to defend a right point of view or a relevant statement.
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