5 Ways You Sabotage Your Own Happiness - 2
Avoiding deeply meaningful connections.
Ultimately, the human experience is about connecting with other people. Connection is what provides value and meaning to our lives. We're wired for it and research proves just that.
People with strong social ties were found to be healthier and have a lower risk of death. Additionally, it was found that as age increases, the people with stronger social ties tend to live longer. Research has also found that being in a long-term relationship, such as marriage, decreases the risk of depression, suicide, and substance abuse.
What if networking is a problem because you’re an introvert? You can get around the problem by starting to network online. Recharge yourself ahead of time. Team-up with an extrovert, adopt outgoing traits, and practice your elevator pitch.