By Dr. Sinu, MD
Keep It Authentic
Whether you are young, old, rich or poor, do not isolate yourself and think that you have the world at your fingertips; it’s a fantasy. No matter how talented or successful you may be, isolation will eat you alive; first
will come the insecurity and anxiety, followed by the inevitable depression. A lone wolf mentality does not last.
Emotional intelligence involves having self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills; the ability to make connections. Strong friendships, family relationships and other connections are key to developing excellent mental health.
Whether you are a student, lawyer or NBA baller, the benefits from making prosperous connections are enormous:
New friendships that will bring you happiness and love
A boost in confidence (being able to handle multiple connections will increase your sense of value)
Improved social skills (the more you interact with different types of people, the more diversity you expose yourself too)
Gaining new knowledge and insight (people come from many different walks of life; there is always something new you can learn)
Helps keep depression away (depression strives best when we are lonely and vulnerable; keep the depression door shut and open the social doors that will bring you happiness and prosperity)
Lastly, do not take advantage of your connections; your selfishness will not go unnoticed forever. Be authentic and strive to learn and build with your connections; sharing is caring!
The DSM Ready Movement is about building an international community focused on bringing people together to achieve a happier and healthier state of mind! dsmready.com
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