As the season begins to change, our moods and behaviours can also shift. With the days getting shorter and temperatures colder, we may not be as motivated to be out and about or to maintain vibrant social circles. The following three articles by Shepell, UBC’s EFAP provider, can help support you with beneficial tools to improve or maintain your social wellbeing and support networks.
Most people know that proper nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques can reduce stress, but did you know that friendship is just as important? Learn some skills and strategies to improve the quality of your relationships with A friend, indeed: friendship as a source of solace and support.
If you are in a new work environment or in a new neighbourhood, or you feel the need to build your social support network, check out Building and maintaining a social support network.
Managing a social life with a busy schedule can sometimes prove to be demanding. For advice on fitting social time into your schedule, read: Maintaining friendships on a busy schedule.