Socializing Is Key To Feeling Confident
Or is it the other way around?
It is no myth that to be able to interact with other people, one must feel a certain level of well-being. In fact, socializing is considered a general factor in the quality of our physical and mental health!
“Face-to-face contact releases a whole cascade of neurotransmitters and, like a vaccine, they protect you now, in the present, and well into the future, so simply by shaking hands, giving somebody a high-five is enough to release oxytocin, which increases your level of trust, and it lowers your cortisol levels, so it lowers your stress.” — Susan Pinker (MedicalNewsToday)
Even though socializing only cannot be considered the ultimate way to happiness, we know by experience that the two concepts goes hand in hand.
If you have a considerably low self-esteem, you most likely will won´t have the right mindset when it comes to getting out there and spend time with people!
And, no matter how many likes, comments and PMs you send or receive, the feeling of social isolation won´t magically disappear even when increasing your online presence, as you are not actually interacting face to face with people in real life.
If we were to give an importance to the benefits of socializing, as a decrease in the potential of depression, anxiety, neurodegenerative diseases, and even a decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, we would all agree on the fact that real human interaction must be one of the most pleasant and easy ways of maintaining a good mental and physical health!
In the end, we cannot deny that we are, in the end, social beings in need of the approval of others to function in society. Whether it gives us a better confidence or not, we will not be happy when feeling isolated by other people even if our intention is to isolate ourselves.
If you were to agree with science regarding the stated facts above or not, here is a step-by-step guide on how to improve your social life (or at least how to become more sociable).
We might not all be natural party lions, but once in awhile a small push when getting out there and meeting new people is definitely of good use. Now, get out there and boost that confidence you know you have in you!
“However, at least occasionally, socializing with people — whether they’re our close friends or new acquaintances — can allow us to get out of our own heads a little and gain fresh insights about the world.
Being happier, learning better, and living longer are all advantages that should motivate even the most dedicated of loners to get out there and mingle. Now close your browser and give that old friend of yours a call.” Medical News Today