The research is clear. Face-to-face communication is critical. Your happiness, health and sense of well-being are tied to your daily, social connections.
Our bodies and minds are meant to be in sync. At a physiological level we coordinate facial expressions, brain waves, eye contact, vocal tone and so much more. The more we connect with people, in the moment, the happier we are.
These connections require co-presence – two people sharing the same physical space. Put your smartphone down, walk away from your computer, and share a smile with someone.
It is one of the simplest, but most beneficial things you can do today.