How often do you make a real connection to the people you interact with throughout the day? We are constantly moving, interacting with the kind barista at the coffee shop, or the person checking you out at the grocery store. Taking time to make a real connection with these people, instead of a quick and simple interaction, can make an impact on your mental health. Our minds crave human connection, and you can improve your mood through these interactions. These basic connections are essential to our well-being. Try to make a new connection with someone every day and see your mood elevate.

How does this help restore you?

Building deeper emotional connections throughout the day can help restore your mind. Simple connections with the people you encounter every day will lift your spirits and theirs. A smile and a kind word can go a long way toward spreading the positive effects of connection to everyone you encounter throughout the day.