5 Benefits To Living In A Community

5 Benefits To Living In A Community

Since the dawn of time humans have formed communities so that they can feel part of something. We are all very aware that we are the sum of the people around us. This means that depending on the people who are involved in the communities we belong to, a community may enhance or detract from our lives. As Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks says, “when you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible”.

Being a part of a community adds many powerful benefits to your life:

1. Inspiration & Motivation

In strong communities there is always someone doing something amazing, which can have the effect of inspiring you to achieve bigger goals. Not only seeing others flourish but listening to how others have been able to make it possible can be very inspiring.

2. Shared Lessons

Rather than having to learn from your own mistakes or successes you can reach out to the community and ask if anyone has had an experience that could be valuable to your situation. A community is a safe place to share advice and encourage each other to grow. Sharing advice can not only help your or another’s situation but strengthen the bond between members of a community by opening up about your personal life.

3. Connections

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Joining any community means that you have a chance to improve your professional and personal network. In Porter Gale’s book Your Network is your Net Worth, she explains how growing your network means you increase your chances of encountering positive opportunities through the relationships you develop. That could mean an opportunity to further your career, or meeting someone who is able to provide you with the help you need. You never know who you’ll meet when you join a community, and how they can help you and vice versa.

4. Friendship / Comradery

Relationships and friendships are a basic human need and communities play an important role in delivering on this need. There are many benefits to having friends. According to Mayo Clinic’s Healthy Lifestyle, they can increase your sense of belonging and purpose, improve your self-confidence and self-worth, and boost your happiness while reducing stress. At Pacific Landing, our residents are from all walks of life. It’s when you get to truly know people that true friendships form and flourish.

5. Fun

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We are social animals and when you are part of a community there are always social aspects involved that you can have a lot of fun at. Did you know having fun can improve your memory and concentration? Heel That Pain states that the reduced cortisol levels and increased serotonin levels that come with having fun mean you’ll enjoy a clearer mind and better memory. Pacific Landing has an abundance of planned and natural amenities for an entertaining experience. You can take your canoe out on the lagoon with a group of friends or go for a hike through Royal Roads and admire the wild life, just to name a couple.

Finding Your Community

Our waterfront community is continuing to grow, and the strength of the community lies in the diversity and passion of our residents. Pacific Landing has a village concept design with planned amenities, retail and commercial spaces for added convenience. Register today to learn more about Pacific Landing and see if our community is the right fit for you.

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