Although conversation may seem insignificant, it is extremely necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle and engage in different thoughts and emotions. Whether it be talking about something that’s troubling you or just having a general chat, communication is valid in achieving a better mental state. Here are some reasons why you should talk to others more!
1. Releases stress
If and when facing a problem, talking is especially helpful to take some of the weight off of your shoulders and give your thoughts a voice. Research suggests that actions of kindness help to trigger the release of stress-reducing hormones. Good relationships also cultivate a sense of well-being and emotional security which also lead to being less stressed.
2. Strengthens relationships
Talking more to the people around you help you to get to know them better thus allowing your relationship with them to grow. Many studies have shown that people who have satisfying relationships with others are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer. On the contrary, a lack of social relations is associated with problems such as depression.
3. Allows another perspective on an issue
When feeling troubled, it can be difficult to take a step back and look at the problem from a different viewpoint. Talking to someone can allow them to give their own opinion and helpful advice which you may not have thought of yourself.
4. Allows you to be given support
Isolating ourselves in this manner can do more harm than good. Even if it is just hearing a reassuring voice, healthy relationships provide the support and encouragement needed to rise to new and different challenges. Moreover, having someone who will listen without judging when you’re feeling down or frustrated gives you the freedom to express yourself
Although talking may not always feel good, it is always part of the healing process and will benefit you in the long run. Talking to someone you trust in particular can allow your emotions to be dealt with kindness, sympathy and support – the way they always should be dealt with.
Written by Areeba Fahim