The Benefits Of Engaging In A Good Conversation

With most of us leading busy schedules and lives, the simplicity of a good conversation between two long-term best friends or the neighbour across the street gets lost. We forget the importance of engaging in a conversation and the great impact it can have on improving our well-being and relationships.

Here are some of the benefits of engaging in a good conversation:

It improves connection

Whether we’ve known someone for only a couple of months or maybe a few years, having a good conversation with someone can help improve our connection with this other individual. It can increase our bond and bring us together rather than pushing us further apart. Connecting with people through a conversation help us to continue to have long-lasting relationships.

It improves understanding

When we have the chance to have a good conversation with someone over the phone or between a pot of tea, we’re giving ourselves the opportunity to understand someone else. It helps us to get to know the person better and were then able to understand what their wants/needs are. We also end up learning a lot about ourselves by doing this.

It brings people together

Rather than feeling further apart from the people we want in our lives, a good conversation can help bring us together. We can be there for each other by supporting the ones we care about and showing the appreciation we have for one another. It also gives us a chance to meet new people which can, therefore, bring good and positive people into our lives.

We can work through things together

Think back to a moment in the past year where you struggled with something. Did you find yourself reaching out to someone else for help? Or did you spend time dwelling by yourself?

When we are able to reach out and start a conversation with someone else, we’re are opening up space for us to work things out together. We don’t have to feel so alone. If we’re kind to someone else who may need it, then we’re going to feel good for helping someone else out.

The same applies to someone being there for you. Allow them to share their own advice and tips to help get you through a certain situation. Knowing that you’ve got support if you need it can help massively.

It improves communication

Joining in with a conversation can help us improve our listening skills. We have to concentrate and take our minds off our own schedule to really take in what another is telling us. This can help us become better communicators. We’re then more able to adapt our conversation for different people, it becomes easier to have a conversation and can say what we also need to.

If there is one thing you do today, make sure it’s messaging an old friend or checking in with that family member you haven’t heard from. A conversation can change someone’s world for the better. It might be yours. 

10 Comments

  1. June 13, 2018 / 3:38 pm

    wise words (: i’m not the biggest fan of meaningless small talk, i would much rather have a nice chat over some coffee or by taking a walk!! but i think a lot of people neglect to have in-depth convos!
    xo, Nora

    http://simplymissnora.com/

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      June 14, 2018 / 9:41 am

      Yes, I’m the exact same as you! Most definitely, it’s something we all need to work on xx

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      June 14, 2018 / 2:01 pm

      You’re so right, Kate!! Thank you so much xx

  2. Lucy Jane
    June 15, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    Really really loved this post and it’s made me realise how disconnected I’ve become from conversations, I feel like I just don’t engage like I used to do. Going to make a conscious effort to be more present in conversation over the next few days!

    Lucy Jane | Infinity of Fashion

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      June 15, 2018 / 4:21 pm

      Aw thanks so much, Lucy! I’m so glad you loved it. It can be easy to forget about engaging with conversations, but so beneficial once you do xx

  3. Nnedi
    June 15, 2018 / 11:55 pm

    This is a really great post, I’m such an advocate of good communication – it is beneficial in so many ways! New follower here, I love your blog xo

    Nnedi | iamncxo.blogspot.com

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      June 16, 2018 / 10:56 am

      Aww thank you so much, Nnedi! I’m glad you liked the post and my blog xx

  4. June 16, 2018 / 6:13 am

    Ahhh this post is such a breath of fresh air :’D . I love a good conversation, especially over tea :’D . I think we need to have more conversations Lauren and I feel like a lot of people want to or try to avoid them these days for whatever reason (as you said there are so many reason why, that can’t always be helped). Oh goodness can you imagine bumping into a blogger in a tea room :’D that would be the best! 😀

    Ellie Xx
    http://elliebowsandsparkles.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

    • laurennvictoriaablog
      Author
      June 16, 2018 / 10:57 am

      Aww thanks so much, Ellie, for your comment! Yes, I love a good conversation too. Yes you’re so right, it’s important we try to fit in a conversation, no matter how big or small, just to help one another xx

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.