So what is the number one factor in your happiness and well being? According to Waldinger:
“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”
Yep, the biggest predictor of your happiness and fulfillment overall in life is, basically, love.
Specifically, the study showed that having someone you can rely upon helps your nervous systems relax, helps your brain stay health and reduces emotional pain.
The data also clearly found that those who feel lonely are more likely to see their physical health decline earlier and die younger.
“It’s not just the number of friends you have, and it’s not whether or not you’re in a committed relationship,” says Waldinger. “It’s the quality of your close relationships that matters.”
It doesn’t matter whether you have a huge group friends, or if you’re in the perfect romantic relationship, it’s the quality of the relationships that counts – how much depth and honesty exists within them; the extent to which you can relax and be seen for who you truly are.
This a very good reminder to prioritize authentic connection with others. Because the data is clear that, in the end, you could all have the money you’ve ever wanted, but without loving relationships, you won’t be happy.
Oprah Winfrey discusses the qualities that made her a top-rated talk show host. She spoke at Stanford Graduate School of Business.
The best advice from her to young people is “Relax” take care of yourself and discover your truest, highest self-expression in you. It’s important to work and live awaken and self-consciousnesses. I watched her talk and it change my life and how I look into myself. If her words could change me, I believe it could change you as well. Sometimes, we try to chase everything, put everything in you and forget to relax and love yourself.
Live with spirituality. The power of self-believe, confident, and compassion is beyond your imagination. And remember, every decision you make is not a mistake but it is about asking yourself “What’s the next right move?” Nothing is regret, one opportunity lost, there’ll be a new coming. Give yourself a space and ready to be great. Our life is bigger than anything. So we have to honoured and love our ownself.
Now watch her talk, Mariana tells us how the people she’s met along the way and her own immigrant experience have taught her that the only thing we all have in common is being human. Get ready to ‘get human’ and embrace what makes you different! Take a stand to defend your race: the human race!
Her background: Mariana Atencio is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, currently a national correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. The Huffington Post called her “our Latina Christiane Amanpour” and Jorge Ramos wrote: “Marianna is the next-gen voice for Latinos breaking all barriers.”Mariana isknow for combining in-studio work and high profile interviews like Pope Francis, with tancious field reporting all over the world, covering youth-led protests in place like Ferguson, Mexico, Haiti and Hong Kong.
Well, inspiration come from everywhere. All we need is self-confidence, self-love and compassion. Keep moving and make a difference.