Did you know when you share a personal experience it's good for your health? Neuroeconomics researcher Paul Zak found that people who share and experience gratitude release oxytocin. A hormone known to relieve stress and improve immune function. There is an increasing amount of research out there that proves sharing is good for happiness and health. Why? It builds trust, releases health-boosting hormones, increases positive social interaction with others, promotes cooperation, and much more. (Dailygood.org)
When you share your experience your not only opening yourself up to others but you're giving others the opportunity to understand and see a different perspective. In turn, you're giving others a chance to appreciate your story, you, and themselves. Emotional autobiographical story telling can be a path to truly owning your story. So, let your story be released into the atmosphere and let it be a means to help others on theirs. God bless you.
1. Understanding that sharing your story can helps others
Your story can bring much healing to the mind, body, and soul. Sharing an experience can bring wisdom and encouragement with yourself and others.
2. Releases emotional inhibition
Some times we may find ourselves holding back emotions that may cause us to feel scared, embarrassed, sad, angry, and not feeling in control if we open up. However, by sharing our experiences with others, it breaks the cycle of emotional inhibition in our mind set.
3. Builds resilience
We're all familiar with the old saying, " what doesn't kill you makes you stronger." When we have experienced some sort of adversity that indeed is true, and sharing your story not only makes you stronger, but it builds and maintains resiliency.
4. Finding your voice
Writing your story or telling it to someone else can help you gain clarity, a true understanding on what happened, asking yourself future-oriented questions, and enabling you to embark on your destiny and calling in life.
5. Bringing forth the inner peace
Sharing your story is such a healthy emotional outlet. You must let it out to experience the ultimate love, peace, and happiness it can bring to yourself. Peace increases your inner sense of power by helping you to realize and focus on the blessings.
Benefits of Storytelling
"For this cause we faint not, but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day." 2 Corinthians 4:16