People need to share their feelings, ideas, hopes, dreams, fears, disappointments, victories.
Sometimes we have no one to listen to us.
Sometimes it is easier to talk/vent to a stranger.
Let’s face it, we all need to vent; we need to let go of all the emotions or frustrations we keep inside us. Venting to a stranger on our way home from work clears our mind and allows us to interact with our family in a healthier way when walk in the front door. Being able to share emotions and to be heard, makes us feel understood. Expressing our fears, disappointments and grief to a stranger allows us to be totally honest and eliminates any fear of judgment. Venting/expressing emotions can reduce blood pressure, muscle aches, tension headaches, improve disposition and sleep. Men especially, tend to keep their feelings and frustrations inside and can benefit from routine venting.
Muscle spasm and pain, aches, difficulty sleeping, depression, digestion and bowel problems, ulcers and headaches can all stem from unreleased tension. Many specialists believe that major illnesses all stem from stress/unreleased tension
Talking out loud to another person and explaining what you feel inside can often provide clarity and reasoning. Sharing your worries out loud can make them less scary and can help you process them or confront them. Talking about your thoughts out loud can help you organize them mentally and can often make them less confusing.
Sometimes we need to be honest and verbalize what we think or feel. Talking to a stranger and knowing that our identity is confidential can be empowering and a freeing experience. Sometimes we just have no one else to trust with our feeling and confidences. When we feel safe, we are comfortable expressing ourselves and can say things we would never admit or share to someone who knows us. Talking to a stranger means they will never judge you.
Life can be scary. A situation that seems overwhelming may not actually seem so impossible when we talk about it and process it out loud. Discussing it out loud often makes us think of options that we had not considered. Keeping a current situation to ourselves usually makes it seem much more difficult than it really is.
Many people have no one who will listen to them. Having a listening ear reminds us that we are not alone, that we are part of this wonderful group called ‘humanity’ and makes us feel human and reminds us that we are all connected.
Talking to a stranger can build self esteem and ‘people skills.’ Folks who are afraid of talking in front of a group, employees who are afraid to ask for a raise, performers who suffer from stage fright, the list goes on and on. All these people can practice their scripts, their proposals, their songs, their presentations. These shy people can become empowered and confident.
People have an innate desire and need to be heard and most of us have felt a ‘righteous anger’ at one time or another. In a civilized society however, it is essential we express our anger/frustration in a non-violent fashion. Talking (or yelling) about what angers us often helps to diffuse or dissolve it. Discussing it out loud can provide reflection and promote new ideas on dealing with the situation in a positive fashion.
Talking about a problem or situation helps our brain organize and clarify our thoughts. Talking improves the thinking process going on in our brains. Talking makes us more aware of our feelings and emotions. Talking helps creates a plan or course of action. Talking out loud helps solve problems. Talking about our problems may not make them go away, but usually makes them more tolerable.
Athletes have been talking out loud for decades during sporting events. Successful business people have been known to talk to themselves routinely. Motivational speakers have been telling their followers for years to verbalize their goals. Stating intentions out loud effects our actions and effectiveness.