When we prioritize our most important relationships, research shows we fuel well-being. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is the author of “Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World.” His tips for building a more connected life start with simple steps:
- Commit to spending at least 15 minutes a day reaching out to someone you love. Done consistently, it can lift your mood and strengthen the bond of your relationship.
- Focus on the quality of time we spend with one another. Eliminate distractions and give your full attention to your interaction.
- Find ways to help. When we act in service to others, we reaffirm our value in the world.