Posted by Howe Q. Wallace on Monday, July 11th, 2022
I read the research that describes the seven conditions of those living long, satisfying lives.
Best not to drink, but if you do, not excessively.
Maintain a healthy weight.
Have an adaptive lifestyle which means keeping patient and steadfast whatever comes. Bad times don’t last.
Education always contributes. People who are curious and are constantly learning do well.
Having good long-term relationships/friendships. A long marriage, as well as having other friends, helps.
Here’s another insight. The factor of having relationships and friendships matters more than the rest altogether.
To live a good life, you should be developing a “circle” that you can rely on, and be in the circle of others who rely on you.
5 things you should demand of your circle:
Inspire you – people in your circle make a difference in the world and inspire you to do the same.
Energize you – people in your circle bring energy to you. Right words. Good practices. You get more done because of them.
Lift you up when you’re down – people in your circle know you and your temperament. They see you in a way others don’t. You trust them. Have confidence in them. They have the right words and can prescribe the right things to get you moving.
Tell you the truth – people in your circle tell you what you need to hear. And you believe them.
Celebrate your wins – people in your circle rejoice with you. They cherish your wins in ways only a close teammate can.