Why You Need Community Now
Feb 25, 2022
Not being part of a community poses a substantial risk to your health. Studies have shown that social isolation impacts the immune system, and increases anxiety, depression, dementia, and sleep disorders. Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, PhD, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Brigham Young University, has found that social isolation presents as much of a health risk as smoking 15 cigarettes per day or alcohol abuse!
Ideas spark ideas and result in innovation, personal growth and community evolution. You were born to be adaptable and resilient to the challenges of life, but this requires creativity and an open mindset.
When you participate in your community by sharing your passions, skillsets, or simply your presence, you build the self awareness, confidence, and motivation to follow your dreams and make a positive impact within your community.
We all go through challenging times. Community helps you build relationships that are meaningful. With community you have the opportunity to uplift someone and be uplifted.
5. You're Human
According to neuroscientist Alex Lieberman, we’ve evolved to be together. “Being socially connected is our brain’s lifelong passion. It’s been baked into our operating system for tens of millions of years. Mammals are more socially connected than reptiles, primates more than other mammals, and humans more than other primates," Lieberman said. "What this suggests is that becoming more socially connected is essential to our survival. In a sense, evolution has made bets at each step that the best way to make us more successful is to make us more social."
Here at Sekr, as a team of nomads, we understand that community is vital to our human experience. We are here to inspire you to connect with the community in the outdoors and have built the app to help you make new friends, find campsites to gather at, and learn about upcoming events.
We love our growing memberbase and our partner organizations that truly embody our values as a company. We're stoked to become one of the sponsors for TinyFest's San Diego stop!
Taking place at the Del Mar Fairgrounds March 12-13, this tiny home and nomadic living festival celebrates all the ways you can enjoy the open road in a tiny space!
These two packed days of events include exhibitors, home tours, live music, community talks, lifestyle brands, and more!
Hope to see you there!