After Health, Love, Family and Work, we focus on friendship as the fifth most important area of life.
So why is friendship important? It’s important because humans are essentially social creatures. We thrive on connection.
Life is boring without friendships. Friendship is all about having fun in life. We at A Higher Branch Success Academy take this area of life very seriously.
The right kind of friendships are good for your physical, mental and emotional health. There is a strong link between longevity and face-to-face social networks.
There is also a strong link between fun and having a strong immune system; even pain management. At work, there is no denying that the more fun and friendships you have in your life, the more attractive and successful you will become.
You smile more, have more energy and you magically attract good things and good people into your life. People are naturally attracted to the smiling, enthusiastic person in the meeting.
Seriousness Is Endemic:
Most people have lost the ability to have fun. As children, having fun came naturally and easily. Making friends and being funny was a daily joy.
But then as school, parents and even religious institutions start to influence our belief systems, we start to do things to please others and spend precious energy worrying about what they think. We stop smiling as much and taking ourselves too seriously.
You need to surround yourself with people who lift you higher. You need to choose friends who are aligned to your core values and healthy habits.
Identifying and eliminating toxic relationships from your life is important because it can ruin your health and happiness. When you surround yourself with toxic people, you are less likely to reach your potential.
On the other hand, if you surround yourself with like-minded, positive, caring, honest and interesting people, being happy becomes effortless.
At A Higher Branch we have developed five principles for having fun and making the right kind of friendships. We also have leading global experts who regularly present on such key areas such as:
- How to make new friends
- Avoiding toxic friendships