We all need a few people we can really turn to through life’s ups and downs. Nurturing these relationships is vital for our happiness.
But the looser ties – with neighbours, workmates, members of clubs, groups, churches or other communities are also important for our wellbeing. Feeling like you belong, that you are valued and that you give something to others is key to many elements of our happiness.
To increase your CONNECT pulse, try finding ways to connect with others on a regular basis: through participating in activities or sharing a kind word or smile; lending a hand; seeking out opportunities to meet new people; or simply pick up the phone or arranging to meet with an old friend. If you would like to continue measuring your wellbeing on a daily basis, Happy City has temporarily partnered with the Happiness Research Organisation to develop a ‘Happy Bristol’ app- available on the web and in the app store for Android and IPhone.