Improve your social life, it's good for your health
Have you been feeling lonely lately?
As we move forward in life, our social circle may look like it's growing, but the number of close friends most people feel like they have generally declines. Friends you grew up with, went to school with, or had in college gradually drift apart. There's nothing wrong with that, we all grow in different ways and build our own lives. It takes work to stay in touch with people, and social media can create a false sense of connectedness.
But all of that takes its toll.
The number of people who report often feeling lonely or isolated is up to about half of the U.S. population. Millennials and Gen Z (aged about 15-35) report the highest levels of this, at 45% and 48% respectively.
The way that we engage with the world around us is changing. More screen time and less in-person time not only contributes to feelings of loneliness, but it actually has a detrimental effect on our health.
You can eat right and exercise, but if you feel social disconnection, it can actually take years off your life.
Finding a way to connect - in person - with others and contribute to a larger goal helps combat loneliness.
POINT exists to help you do just that.
When you get involved by volunteering with a cause you care about, it does wonders for both your body and mind. You feel a deeper sense of meaning with how you've spent your time. You feel connected to your community, and invested in a worthy goal. Plus, you meet people who care about the same things you do.
#domoregood, it’s good for you.
So what are you waiting for? Download POINT (here), pick some causes, and meet up. We bet you'll make a new friend or two.
- Lindsey, POINT HQ