Why We Feel So Unhappy Even With "Friends"
Why We Feel So Unhappy Even With “Friends”:
Studies all show that many people are unhappy with the quality of their life right now (overall unhappiness). This is not news to you because you are living it, but what is interesting is why:
People are looking for happiness in all of the wrong places…
There is ONE thing that is most linked to happiness: FEELING CONNECTED. Here is the research to review on how to feel happier by increasing your sense of connection with others.
People who feel connected and validated (seen, heard and supported) by their friends and loved ones are happiest. That’s it. If you have connection via validation, you are reading this and smiling because you friends’ validation helps you do life better and happier.
If you don’t have this, you now know what you need the most. You cannot “dislike people” in general and be happy. You need connection. You need to engage in a deep level too.
I will take this time to say connection with Christ and to those who support you is critical to joy. You can do all of the affirmations, crystals and breath work you want but they will not give you JOY. Only connection will.
Three great friends who see you and validate your feelings feels far more fulfilling than even one million social media friends who like your posts. That’s how we can have thousands friends on social media and still feel alone. It’s also why our kids are struggling. They befriend a phone and not the people on the other end in real life. Thoughts?
Does this encourage you to take action on connection and validation to experience true happiness?
“There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Proverbs 18:24