We are all part of a society and it seems we are made to ‘socialize’. But going out and meeting friends is more than just getting drunk and having fun. It has been proven that being social can have its health benefits and this post will tell you why.
Reasons why being social is healthy
You get comfort from other people
When we encounter life challenges, it becomes easier when we talk about it with our close friends and loved ones. And we can even get comfort from them. They don’t need to talk because their presence is more than enough. In addition, human hugs are proven to be healthy and beneficial. It’s a very powerful tool for healing. It can combat stress, anxiety, depression, and even sickness.
You get more motivated
Surrounding yourself with positive people can help you in so many ways. That is why it is important to also choose your circle. Be with people who value good physical, emotional, and mental health. Case in point, a study shows that those who work out in groups can achieve their body goals faster than those who work out alone. Your group is likely to influence you on how you see and do things – which takes us to the next point.
You get to see things in a different perspective
It’s definitely good to socialize most especially if you want to gain new ideas. Even if you are the smartest kid in town, the adage ‘two heads are better than one’ works most of the time. Remember that we were raised in different environments. We had different experiences in life and that is why we have different perspectives. It is always good to look at things without biases and by wearing different hats. And you can only do that if you are with various kinds of people.
You enjoy sharing experiences with others
Creating memories with people who are special to you is always fun. And when you talk about it few years after, you get the same feeling of happiness. You get to laugh at it as if it just happened recently. And we all know what laughter can do to us. Like tight hugs, laughter is another natural medicine that we should not underestimate. It can boost one’s immune system and can protect your body from the negative effects of stress.
Remember when we were kids and we laughed practically the whole day? We were full of life. But of course, when we became adults, there are so many things that we have to think and more often than not, we don’t pause to have a good laugh. So gather up your friends, have a good laugh and improve your health.
We understand that having alone time is also important as you get to reflect on so many things. Yet again, put yourself out there and spend time with people you trust the most. And since we highlighted how your social circle can influence you, it is important that you carefully choose your friends and stay away from people who might pull you back from getting a better life.