Supercharge your overall health! This type of self-care will help you harness your inner strength! [Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles]
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A Note from Miles Everson:
Happy Friday and welcome to “Mindfulness by Miles!”
We’re excited to talk about another wellness tip today. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy reading this topic and find it helpful in improving your overall well-being.
Let’s focus on the topic of social self-care in today’s article.
Keep reading to learn the importance and physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of having a social life.
Mindfulness by Miles
In the whirlwind of life, it’s easy to get caught up in personal responsibilities, work demands, and self-improvement pursuits. However, amid all of these, we must not forget an essential ingredient that adds flavor and fulfillment to our lives:
While self-care is often associated with personal well-being, social self-care involves nurturing our connections with others. In this article, we’ll delve into the significance and benefits of embracing this type of wellness.
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Social self-care refers to activities and practices that promote and maintain our social well-being and fulfillment. It involves engaging in behaviors and building relationships that contribute to a sense of connection, belonging, and support within our network.
This type of self-care encompasses various activities and approaches depending on our individual preferences and needs. Some examples include:
- Building and maintaining relationships: Actively investing time and energy in cultivating and nurturing relationships with family and friends.
- Setting boundaries: Recognizing and asserting personal boundaries to maintain healthy relationships. This involves communicating needs, saying no when necessary, and avoiding toxic relationships.
- Participating in community activities: Joining groups, clubs, or organizations.
- Seeking support: Confiding in a trusted friend or seeking professional help from therapists, counselors, or support groups.
- Practicing active listening and empathy: Being present and attentive when interacting with others, demonstrating genuine interest, and empathizing with people’s experiences.
- Balancing social activities: Recognizing the importance of both socializing and spending some alone time. It’s essential to strike a balance between these two to recharge and reflect.
- Engaging in acts of kindness: Engaging in altruistic acts or random acts of kindness to foster a sense of connection and purpose. This includes volunteering and helping others in need.
As a global business leader, MBO Partners CEO Miles Everson personally values having time for his social self-care. In a professional role where he always tends to be on-the-go, he makes sure he regularly takes time to socialize with his family, friends, and even colleagues. This not only keeps his sanity intact but also enables him to build stronger and more authentic relationships with those around him.
So, what are some of the benefits of social self-care?
- Building Meaningful Connections
According to Everson, social self-care allows us to strengthen our relationships with family, friends, and broader communities.
By investing time and energy into building meaningful connections, we enhance our sense of belonging, support, and overall well-being. Engaging in deep conversations, sharing experiences, and offering support cultivates a profound sense of connection that enriches our lives.
- Enhancing Emotional Well-being
Engaging in social activities and interactions stimulates the release of oxytocin, dopamine, and endorphins—the “feel-good” hormones that promote happiness, reduce stress, and boost overall mood.
Through shared laughter, heartfelt conversations, and emotional support from our social networks, Everson says we can find solace, comfort, and validation, leading to emotional resilience and a sense of security.
- Strengthening Mental Health
Everson believes maintaining healthy relationships and seeking support help us navigate the ups and downs of life, and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. By proactively investing in social self-care, we create a protective barrier for our mental well-being.
- Promoting Personal Growth
Social self-care offers abundant opportunities for personal growth and self-discovery. Through interactions with diverse individuals, we gain new perspectives, broaden our horizons, and challenge our own beliefs and assumptions… and for Everson, these interactions spark personal growth, deepen our understanding of the world, and foster empathy and compassion.
- Supporting Physical Health
Everson states social self-care has positive impacts on our physical health too. This is because engaging in social activities often involves movement, whether it’s walking with a friend, participating in group exercises, or joining a sports team.
Moreover, social connections influence and encourage healthy behaviors such as maintaining a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, and managing stress effectively.
We hope you find today’s topic interesting and motivating!
Always remember that in the pursuit of holistic well-being, social self-care is a vital component that should not be overlooked. According to Everson, building and nurturing meaningful connections, investing in social activities, and seeking social support offer profound benefits for our emotional, mental, and physical well-being.
So, let’s cherish our relationships, explore new horizons, and spread kindness like confetti! Live a life filled with meaningful connections, laughter, and shared adventures.
What are you waiting for?
Go and let your social self-care sparkle!
(This article is from The Business Builder Daily, a newsletter by The I Institute in collaboration with MBO Partners.)
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“Fridays: Mindfulness by Miles”
High-performance businesses are run by people who think and act differently.
In other words, these are people who are high-performing individuals.
Companies and individuals of this kind have found ways to escape the grind of commoditization and competition by focusing on the RIGHT goals.
High-performing businesses and individuals are also “return driven” businesses and “career driven” individuals. They conscientiously develop unique capabilities and resources that allow them to deliver offerings in ways no other firm or individual can.
Every Friday, we’ll publish tips and insights from MBO Partners and The I Institute’s “The Business Builder Daily” newsletter.
These will help you gain knowledge on the things that Miles Everson, the CEO of MBO Partners, often talks about regarding the future of the workforce.
We’ll also highlight other mindfulness advice on how you can be a high-performing individual both in your career and personal life.
Hope you’ve found this week’s insight interesting and helpful.
Stay tuned for next Friday’s “Mindfulness by Miles!”
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