You work out every day and even maintain a healthy balanced diet. That’s alright! However, when was the last time you hang out with a friend or a family member discussed matters in day to day life? If you’re the kind that doesn’t smile at the idea of meeting new people or even interacting with them, you might want to reconsider! While physical activities are necessary to keep up a healthy lifestyle, social activities also play an important part too. Whether it’s the elderly or the young, socialization is equally important.
Take the elderly living away from family, for instance, they still do need friends and company, right? When an elderly has someone to talk to, share with, take a meal with, and even hung around with, they lead a happy and healthy life. It makes them develop a sense of being loved, supported, and needed. Interestingly, it’s the connection of people and activities that give elderly people a purpose; something worth looking forward to. You can be sure that they’ll live longer and mentally sharp as well.
It’s quite hard to find a socially active individual, especially an old person under depression. Of course, stress, depression, and isolation can lead to health issues. Hence, one ought to socialize and interact to reduce instances of depression, loneliness, and feeling of isolation. Interestingly, socialization can enhance one’s mental health.
Do you know that social engagement is associated with a stronger immune system? When you’re social, you’re sure to enjoy a better physical health. Hence, your body is able to counter and fight off colds, flu, and even some types of cancer. In addition, socializing boosts the feeling of well-being which can be very important in improving your mood at work. That definitely has an impact on your productivity at work, right?
For quite a while now, socializing has been proven to reduce the risk of dementia. What’s more, there have been numerous debates that have been accumulating evidences on how socialization enhances the health of one’s brain. An existing study explains how people who connect with others perform better on tests of memory and other cognitive skills. Otherwise, less social lives can potentially develop dementia.
Have you really had an opportunity to know yourself completely? If you thought you knew, wait until you’re hanging out with your friends, there’s a likelihood that you’ll behave in quite a different way. Did you know that the ‘weird’ behavior that comes out when you’re around your friends is the inner you?
Unfortunately, a number of people develop problems even when introducing themselves. Frustrating, right? Why don’t you go ahead and give that straight eye contact and introduce yourself? Believe me, it’s the best feeling to have! Of course, you can only overcome shyness by interacting and instead give you a sense of confidence. Interestingly, you’ll not only develop confidence in your speech but also in handling situations.
Of course, learning how to socialize can be frustrating! However, you’ll need to take some time and be patient with yourself. Sooner or later, you’ll definitely love how much you can express yourself and stay happy!