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Six Ways To Make Good Friends

08 February 2017 Written by 

Friends have a huge impact on your happiness. Good friends relieve stress, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness and isolation, and even strengthen your health. But close friendships don’t just happen. Many of us struggle to meet new people and develop quality connections. Whatever your age or circumstances, though, it's never too late to make new friends, reconnect with old ones, and improve your social life.

6 Actions That Lead To Good Friends

  1. Be curious and genuinely interested in others
  2. Listen attentively to what others say, even if you don't agree
  3. Be the friend you’d like to have—supportive, trustworthy, reliable
  4. Meet new people by taking a class, joining a club, or volunteering
  5. Unplug from technology in social situations
  6. Learn more by reading the related articles

Why are friends important?

Our society tends to place an emphasis on romantic relationships. We think that if we can just find that right person, we’ll be happy and fulfilled. But research shows that friends are even more important to psychological well-being. Friends bring more happiness into our lives than virtually anything else.

What’s more, friendships have a powerful impact on our physical health. Lack of social connection can be as damaging as smoking, drinking too much, or leading a sedentary lifestyle. Friends are even tied to longevity. A recent Swedish study found that, along with physical activity, maintaining a rich network of friends can add significant years to your life.

Content Originally Published By: HealthGuide.org

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