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Want to feel more positive and connected? The good news is that there’s so much you can do to get out there, be inspired and star t celebrating life!
lthough it’s never been easier to communicate with all our friends in far-flung places and to keep tabs on global events as they happen, it seems that modern life might actually be making us feel more disconnected than ever before. Not only can the bad news that bombards us every day make us feel remote, hopeless and unable to help, more and more of 92
us are feeling isolated in our everyday lives, too. Fewer of us live near our extended families, our hectic working lives leave us with little time for involvement in our local community, and social media often gets in the way of face-to-face interaction, all of which means our relationships can feel less fulfilling. A recent survey found that almost one in eight of us has
no close friends, with almost a fifth feeling lonely often or all of the time. And loneliness not only makes you feel down, but it can have a negative impact on your health, too: experts put the health risks of feeling alone on a par with obesity and smoking. So what are you waiting for? Now’s the time to banish solitude, get social – and bring some joy into your day-to-day life!