Spend Time With Your Positive Friends

Earlier in the year, there was a study that showed how your friends and social network can affect your weight loss.  I blogged about this and quiting smoking as part of your network earlier.  Now, in Penelope Trunk’s blog, she talks about how your friends can make you happy and that happiness is linked to better health.  Interesting, she also says that if you say you are happy then you get the same benefits.

“optimism, a trait shown to be associated with good physical health, less depression and mental illness, longer life and, yes, greater happiness”  Time Magazine article

It brings me to two thoughts:

  1. You should tell yourself that you are happy and you’ll feel better.
  2. Member communications should stress happiness and help people understand how they can be happy by taking certain actions.


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