We lived in a society where stress, pressure, haste, and restlessness exist that puts a high place on romantic relationships. This world we lived in intends to put pressure on us that finding the right one is the key to one’s happiness and fulfillment. However, when we look into a deeper perspective, it’s our friends who will bring more happiness and can give us genuine support than anyone else in this world next to our Loving God and our family.
Don’t you know that having a good relationship with friends can have a massive impact on your mental health and happiness? According to research, friends can even give us a positive psychological benefit. Friends become our stress reliever, companions in every food and “gala” happenings, and best cheerleaders in the highs and lows of life. You can lean on them whenever unforeseen events happen. They will also serve as your greatest mentor that will guide you in every decision you take. And you are blessed enough if you have one or two in your life.
Below are some of the benefits of having healthy friendships and what can it give to you.
A more positive vibe. Spending time with friends who share the same level of insanity may lift your spirits and improve your outlook on life. Laughing with friends, they claim, might help you reduce stress and sadness. They will turn your sorrow into something too laughable moments. Maintain an active social life and maintain contact with them since having an active social life may boost your immune system and assist minimize loneliness, which is a significant contributing factor to depression.
Support you as you reach your goals in life. As I previously stated, they may be your greatest cheerleader and mentor, guiding and encouraging you in all of your decisions. Their advice and support can boost your spirit, willpower, and chances of success.
They will always listen. They always make time to listen to everything that you have to say. You will hear no judgment and will respect every decision and choice you will make. Even there are times that you might disagree on something, but good friends always end up meeting half ways.
Support you through difficult times. Life is unpredictable, and we sometimes lose control of it, but having someone to share our difficulties with when unforeseen events happen is priceless. Aside from family, friends are the people on whom you can rely. They can assist you in coping with a major illness, the loss of a job or a loved one, the end of a relationship, or any other life crisis.
They will value you as you are. Your friends will remind your value and accept you for who you are. If you’re seeking your worth from a partner, friends are there to give you the “worth” you ask for. It takes two to tango as they say. Friendship is a two-way process as it contributes to your own sense of self-worth. Always remember that “Give and Take” will make your friendship flourish. Make yourself available when they need you because it adds purpose to your life.
You are extremely fortunate if you have friends that go through it all together. If you have one, treasure them, hold them, and always be thankful for their existence in your life for they’re your chosen family.
We frequently hear the phrase “sister/brother from another mother.” Often, we wish that our friends were part of our family rather than our blood relatives. Because our family may sometimes be too judgmental, hateful, and insecure, but friends can fill that gap and offer you a safe place to go when you’re feeling bad. Our friends have the ability to literally heal us; they are our lifelines, and you should pick them wisely.