Walking with a friend in the dark is better than walking alone in the light. Helen Keller
Good friends from Illinois are visiting us this week. They both love to walk so we have been getting our exercise. Walking and talking with friends makes the exercise seem effortless. I forget about the little aches and pains as we engage in conversation about our surroundings or whatever pops into our heads.
Life with friends is so much more pleasurable and effortless than going it alone. In the Blue Zones Study (where they studied clusters of people around the world who have the greatest longevity), they have documented that socialization, friendships, is one of the key components to living a long, healthy, and joyful life. So, my advice is…walk, eat your beans and greens while laughing and talking with friends. Works for me!
Affirmation: Friends are important to me.
Coaching questions: What do friends mean to you? How can you nurture your friendships? What difference will it make in your life?