Tuesday 30 July marks World Friendship Day. World Friendship Day (WFD) is a good day to show your friends how much they mean to you.
Human beings have always been sociable creatures and valued the importance of having friends. A solid friendship is formed through bonding, spending quality time together and doing that all-important communicating. Doing this can improve our mental and physical health.
Friendships can make your life stress free and help promote brain health as well as making better lifestyle choices that keep us strong.
WFD is celebrated around the world since it was founded in 1930. It’s a day not only for celebrating friendships but to inspire peace throughout the world.
What can we achieve together?
- Allowing friends to get together and celebrate each other.
- Rekindle old friendships.
- Remind ourselves of the diversity of people around the world.
- Bridge gaps between race, religion and sexuality that divide us.
It’s important to have a good support system and someone you know you can trust when studying at university. Studies have suggested that the healthier your relationships are with your friend’s links to better physical and mental health. Unhealthy relationships make us feel stressed, which is the last thing you need whilst studying.
What you can do on this day:
- Celebrate a beautiful friendship with a self-care package.
- Plan a day out to celebrate friendship.
- Send a heartfelt note to celebrate friendship day.
- Make a healthy brunch for your bestie.
- Hug your friends more.
- Do things you both loved doing.
- Most importantly have fun in what you do to celebrate this day.