Wednesday, 20 July 2011
Happiness Wednesday: Friendship
Today is Happiness Wednesday again :) One of my favourite times in the week. No longer Hump day, but Happiness day.
Last week I blogged about relaxation tips- natural relaxants like chamomile tea, lavender oil and hot baths. This week I am going to talk about a totally different topic but just as important. Friendship.
We all know that having good and supportive friends is essential to our wellbeing and overall happiness. It has been proven that seeing friends face to face makes us feel happier, something that online contact (although wonderful) does not stimulate in the same way.
Susan Jeffers in her book 'The Little book of Confidence' talks about 'Higher Self Friends'. The 'Higher Self' is the you at your best- the positive you who praises yourself, connected to goodness and spirituality. She says that we must surround ourselves with friends who promote this image:
'Ask yourself if they are 'be careful (lower self) friends or 'Go for It' (higher self) friends' - Susan Jeffers
A Go For It friend will encourage you to move forward with your life, be supportive and promote your own wellbeing without warning of constant failure.
Surround yourself with positive people in your life. This tends to come as your own confidence grows.
Laughing with friends is truly my favourite medicine. How about you?
Have a very happy Wednesday!
(image 1: Gary Pepper Vintage image 2: We Heart It)