Your mental and emotional well-being likely has some dependence on your socialization. Make sure you are finding community and building support systems, especially in our virtual world.
Socialization plays a fundamental role in human happiness. Our relationships and social connections are crucial to our health because we rely on support systems to work through stress and cheer us on while we work towards our goals.
Building a support network will be critical to finding success at Cal. While focusing on academics is important, it also is to connect with your family and friends and find new friends. When you look back at your time here, you will likely only remember the memories you made with the people you shared your joy with.
Benefits of Socialization
Studies show - and wisdom confirms - being social decreases depression. Socialization also improves overall mental health.
Spending time with those whose company you enjoy can be confidence-boosting.
Higher socialization levels Is linked to lower blood pressure, improved immunity, and stronger cognitive functions.
The relationships you build in college can help you develop strong study skills and form deep, long-lasting friendships.