It is widely known that there is a lot of work pressure and stress on the working people, especially those working in the corporate industry. In order to stay away from getting into extreme depression due to these workloads and highly stressed life, one must have a good social life alongside, so that they can fresh up their minds and have a good time in the meanwhile. There are not one or two but several advantages of having a good social life, some of them are:
1. It helps in forming good relationships:
Meeting new people is one of the most crucial parts of life. Each and every person that we encounter, serve a purpose in our lives. Whether we know what that purpose is or not, it doesn’t matter. We meet them for a reason. Be it colleagues, seniors, random people at cafes or gyms, etc. meeting them can result in good conversations and good bonding which can help in reducing stress by a lot.
2. It provides a balance:
The career of any individual is his/her livelihood, so doing well and working hard is a must. But it is also important to take a break from doing work and have a night fulfilled with fun and making memories. Having a social life does not mean that we have to neglect our work. It is a matter of knowing how to balance both.
3. Connect us to humanity (social awareness):
Being socially aware assists in setting us apart from everyone else. Meeting new people can help us understand different cultures, traditions, ways of living, etc. and make us socially aware on variety of aspects of the society.
4. Expands your brand:
For the field of communications specifically, our names are our brand and our brand is everything. It is what separates us from everyone else. When building our brand, it is necessary to remember to educate ourselves on how we can be our most marketable self. By having a social life, we are already prepared. Since our life has balance, and we have formed good relationships, these social skills can bleed into the professional world.
5. Broaden our horizons:
Having a social life increases our knowledge and helps us become worldlier. Traveling, dining and exploring other cultures with family or friends helps us think and learn more about ourselves and others. By seeing other cultures or religions that are not our norm, it broadens our horizons.
Hence, having a good social life alongside the working life can be extremely beneficial for one to enjoy every aspect of life alongside earning their livelihoods. Working life can be extremely stressful and full of workloads and pressure, and in order to manage these and avoid depression and mental stress, one must have a good social life and keep on doing stuff they like in order to live a happy and prosperous life even during the stress and pressure from the work.