Science of sharing (why sharing removes tension)

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The science of sharing:

Huge amounts of stress could leave people helpless and vulnerable.

Mostly when they are being faced with a stressful situation in life.

The stress could be experienced at school.

Can happen while delivering a presentation.

Or during a tough lecture given by your teacher.

Or it could also be produced at the meeting with your boss and colleagues.

Stress could be both psychological as well as physical.

When speaking psychologically:

The brain perceives a threat from the external stimuli.

And the body releases a hormone known as ‘cortisol’.

This produces a response in our body which is either a fight response or a flight response.

The fight response is activated by our sympathetic nervous system.

It allows the body to fight the stressful situation.

Whereas the flight response is activated by our parasympathetic nervous system.

And it demands the body to escape from the threatening situation.

However, our body remains in the tensed state until the threat is gone.

There are stresses including:
Anger, Fear, Sadness or Guilt Etc.

These can lead to heart attacks, diabetes or even sudden death.

All of the symptoms related to stress not only affect the body.

They also alter our feelings, emotions and perceptions.

So how do we overcome it?

– Use social support system:

People usually forget that the social support system is there.

It helps you to reduce your stress and not to solve your problems.

There are many support groups out there in every community.

They offer remedial help and ease your pain if you share about your experiences with them.

They help you cope with the stressful situation.
This can be done by planning out a complete guide for you.

Studies have also shown:
People who get social support tend to feel better.
They tend to get over their depression.
And stress.
And the ones who do not get any social support.

– Share your stress with the people in similar situation instead of relying on additives:

One usually thinks of taking drugs and alcohol when it comes to sharing stress.

These coping strategies however are very pleasurable and temporarily reduces the stress but they are extremely unhealthy and dangerous for your health.

You have to believe that the addictive substances like smoking, drugs, alcohol or using pills can end up causing you more damage.

– Stress management technique: Emotional similarity

A team of researchers from Belgium and California conducted an experiment:

This was to find out, how sharing your feelings with others helps. xperiencing similar stressful situation could reduce the stress level of both people.

Eperiencing similar stressful situation could reduce the stress level of both people.

They tried to figure out that how this experiment could offset the negative outcomes. Which are associated with that particular feeling.

About 52 undergraduate participants were asked to share their feelings with one another.

And their conversation was being taped by those researchers at a university.

The level of cortical in their body:

The hormone secreted during the person’s ‘fight or flight’ response was measured.

These were measured before, during and after their conversation.

After considerate analysis and evaluation.

The experiment revealed that the stress level of the participants:

Those who shared a threatening situation of their life with someone.
Who shared the similar emotional state decreased after the conversation was highly reduced.

This experiment conducted by researchers underlined the benefits gained by spending time with people.

Those who share the same emotional response as yours.

This stress management technique known as emotional similarity:
May be used as an effective strategy to cope up with stress and tension.

Importance of sharing in an example:

Suppose two people have been assigned the same work in an office by the head of department.

One of them is you.

You don’t know how to manage the work in time.

And that’s because the work is bulk and therefore you feel threatened and tensed about it.

Now you think that your coworker who has been assigned the same work.

And they would be going through the same emotional feeling as you.

Therefore when you feel the need to talk to your coworker.

And hence when you do, you feel less stressed than before.

Therefore, the researchers of psychology and health suggest:

That reducing the stress level not only have a positive effect on one’s life.

But it also secures our body in the long run.

According to a recent psychological study:

It has been found:

That the people who share:
Share similar stressful situations with each other are most likely to benefit each other.

This happens because they:
By relieving tension and by reducing the cortical levels in their body.

Why sharing tension is important in removing tension?

Sharing tension is a part of stress management technique.

It is important to share tension to bring your body back to normal and relaxed state.

Because if the body remains in the tensed state for a longer period. It could permanently cause damage to one’s life.

Stop sharing yourself with drugs and additives:

One usually thinks of taking drugs and alcohol when it comes to sharing stress.

These coping strategies however are very pleasurable.

They are able to produce temporarily a calming effect.

This temporarily reduces the stress but they are extremely unhealthy and dangerous for your health.

You have to believe:

Believe that the addictive substances like smoking, drugs, alcohol or using pills can end up causing you more damage.

Instead, share your stress with people in a similar situation:

A team of researchers from Belgium and California conducted an experiment.

This was to find out how sharing your feelings with others could reduce the stress level of both people.

They tried to figure out that how this experiment could offset the negative outcomes.

About 52 undergraduate participants were asked to share their feelings with one another.

And their conversation was being taped by those researchers at a university.

There level of cortisol in their body, which is the hormone secreted during the person’s ‘fight or flight’ response.

This hormone was measured before their conversation, during their conversation and after their conversation.

After considerate analysis and evaluation.

The experiment revealed that the stress level of the participants who shared a threatening situation of their life.

That is with someone who shared the similar emotional state decreased after the conversation was over.

This experiment conducted by researchers underlined the benefits.

These were gained by spending time with people who share the same emotional response as yours.

This stress management technique are also known as emotional similarity. And they may be used as an effective strategy to cope up with stress and tension.

Example of sharing:

Suppose two people have been assigned the same work in an office by the head of department.

One of them is you.

You don’t know how to manage the work in time.

And that is because the work is bulk.
And therefore you feel threatened and tensed about it.

Now imagine your coworker who has been assigned the same work.

Won’t he would be going through the same stressful situation as you.

And hence you share these feelings.

Talk with your coworker.

And than you feel less stressful than before.

Conclusion:

Talking to your coworkers in the office could solve a lot of similar problems.

It could create productivity in the workplace as well.

Even in the schools, colleges or universities.

When any of your friend shares a difficult assignment with you, you feel less stressed about it.

So talk with your class fellows.

Discuss the course that is being taught to you on a regular basis.

A happy and healthy marriage:
Suggests that husband and wife must share their feelings.

This is necessary in order to feel good and motivated.

Knowing that sharing helps in removing tension.

It is also a beautiful bond that strengthens the relationship between two people.

Without sharing, your relationship may become stressful.

Sharing also helps improving relationships.

And with sharing you can understand the other person very well.

Because real relationships are always about sharing.

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