Benefits of Communication
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There are tremendous benefits to your stress levels when you master communication skills.
As it relates to communication issues, acceptance of conditions is a powerful way to ensure your stress response isn’t triggered. Giving yourself patience, kindness, time will allow you to communicate in the unique style and format that is naturally yours.
If your stress is triggered by gaps in your communication skills, then working on filling those gaps and increasing your abilities will have a dramatic impact on your stress levels for several different reasons. First, when you can articulate your needs clearly and concisely you’ll find it easier to have those needs met. Whether it’s the basic needs of safety or connection to higher needs of esteem and self-actualization, having the tools to voice all of your needs to multiple people will expand your opportunity to reduce your stress.
Second, the more enhanced your communication and comfort level with it the increased likelihood you will reach out to family and friends for support. Studies show that people with lower communication skills and comfort had increased tension and conflicts with others. Having a solid support network of people you can talk to openly about what’s stressing you out is considered an essential step for anyone looking to Get SMaRT.
Third, the larger your SMaRT vocabulary and toolbox for being able to talk about your stress, the greater your chances of building a SMaRT plan that works. You will incorporate much broader coping strategies into your SMaRT plan the more comfortable you are in speaking the language.
If your stress is triggered by gaps in your communication skills, then working on filling those gaps and increasing your abilities will have a dramatic impact on your stress levels for several different reasons.