Beat the sadness? See how good this can be
That happiness brings advantages to our body is nothing new. When we are happy, our immunity gets higher, pain resistance is better, and of course the quality of life increases. Amazing as it may seem, sadness can also positively influence our bodies.
It is always important to be aware when you feel sad, because if it is not just a passing thing, you need to visit a doctor and understand the root cause. But some unfortunate moments are inevitable, and if we can't escape them, better to know how they can positively affect us, isn't it?
Here are the main "benefits of sadness" discovered by scientists in recent years:
As complicated as it can be to talk to someone when we don't feel well, sadness can help with this information exchange. Research shows that sad people can be more persuasive during conversation than happy people. In addition, sadness can also help you influence the opinions of others.
The influence of sad feelings on the brain is vast and not everything is clear. Despite having negative characteristics, such as reduced analytical skills and more abstract thinking, sadness can also be beneficial to our box.
Experiments with sad people have concluded that they are better at facial recognition than happy people. They even have a greater ability to remember specific details of the face or objects and words.
It's potato: when sadness hits, it seems that we can only remember everything that is not good in our lives. This is supernormal and so unhappiness is associated with lack of motivation.
But for science, being unmotivated is not a consequence of being sad. On the contrary, studies show that sadness can be an effective motivational tool because sad people want to get out of their bad situation, having more disposition than happy individuals who, because they are in more comfortable situations, may have feelings of stagnation and become dissatisfied.
Leaders, sadness and creativity
What do these three words have to do together? Well, one study found that teams led by people who show sadness are more creative than those with relatively happy leaders. In addition, the saddest leader is also better at making decisions.
With so much fake news spread around, who would say that the key to not falling into fake news would be sadness? That's right! Sad people are less likely to misinform than happy people, that is, they are more skeptical. They are also better at detecting fraud.
Deal with adversity better
A study of 2, 400 subjects showed that people who had had a misfortune before the study had a better prepared emotional than others who did not have similar situations. This means that living in bad situations and being sad for them better prepares the human being for the adversities of life.