Socializing seems to have lost its significance as a post-pandemic effect. Whether you are an introvert or an extrovert, you need a few quality people around you. You want to be heard, want to be touched and seen. I have seen people craving social events wherein they could just go out and have some fun time.
In this blog, I am going to share some positive mental health benefits of socializing. It is believed that if we are surrounded by positive and cheerful people, they bring out the best in us and it also boosts our cognitive ability whereas insufficient social interaction can increase a person’s risk of overall health deterioration.
5 Mental Health Benefits of Socializing
Our mental health is influenced by many external factors, people being one and perhaps the most important one. Humans being social animal needs a basic sense of belonging, and no matter how much we deny it, we need a silent support system. Besides seeking long-lasting relationships and acceptability, here are a few benefits of socializing:
1.) Helps you make new connections
Hudson’s research finds that people report higher levels of well-being while hanging with their friends than they do with their romantic partners or children. That’s because people tend to spend more of their time doing enjoyable activities with friends than they do with family members, who occasionally find themselves together doing mundane tasks like chores or caretaking duties.
So, when you are open to meeting new people, and forming new connections it automatically helps you to spend more time doing things you enjoy doing the most.
2.) Gives you a new perspective
Meeting new people, and forming new friendships with people from different walks of life, helps you evolve and give you a perceptual shift. In today’s digital era, social apps like Venn help you find like-minded people based on shared interests and activities. Users define their own values, preferences, interests and activities: With the help of Artificial Intelligence, the App gives the best user experience with tailor-made suggestions based on their likeliness.
Obviously, finding friends online is now at the stage where online dating was in the early 2000s, where there is a certain amount of scepticism connected to it, a perception that it is not as “natural” as randomly being placed next to a person in school or on a sports team. But hey, like relationships, friendships can go digital too.
3.) Helps you find new opportunities
Another mental health benefit of socializing is that it helps you find new opportunities, even if it is a slight opportunity for self-improvement, going back to do what you once used to do or even business collaboration. You will never know unless you will start talking and meeting people.
And, that is how I came across the Venn App, I instantly installed it because it was different from the other platforms, its main focus is to make friends, collaborate in activities, do things together, and have fun doing things you love to do.
4.) Improves your overall quality of life
Meetings with friends, having conversations, and chit-chatting have a significant impact on our overall mental well-being. I agree a lot depends upon what kind of circle we are in, and how are friends are, but we can always sanitize our circle and filter out the one’s brings us down.
Make new connections, and work on your circle, because the best people bring out the best in you.
5.) Let’s you know that YOU ARE NOT ALONE
The more you talk to people and meet them you realize everybody is fighting a silent battle inside till you are alone, trapped in your zone you feel that you are the only one going through an end number of life crises, but we all are together in this. Going through some deep chaos, but we fight and survive. Having a good circle helps you to stay motivated and keeps you distracted from the daily stressors of life.
To conclude, I would say never be afraid of trying new things, making new friends and doing things you love to do the most because we don’t realise it but these little things add on to a lot and do a lot good to our mental health. Socializing has a proven positive impact on our mental health, and mental health is health.
1.) Venn App – Download here
2.) How social interaction helps people with mental health | Hannah Reidy | TEDxWandsworth
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