Lauren Gatti also makes it a point to take time for gal pals saying, “We do yoga, we go out to eat, that sort of thing.”
The results of the study performed in England found that the benefits of frequent female social interaction were both mental and physical. Researchers cited decreased anxiety levels in participants, along with strengthened immune systems and faster illness recovery time.
“One of my biggest stress reliefs is talking through it with other people and my girlfriends, even if they don’t have the same profession as me or something similar,” said Gatti. “It’s just nice to talk to somebody else.”
“I think it’s emotionally empowering and it also brings about a certain amount of security in one’s decisions,” said Morgan Thomas, a pastor with a social life that she feels is thriving.
“Sometimes we talk about children and grandchildren and politics! So I think it is very helpful,” she said.
Guys, don’t worry about being left alone twice a week.
The University of Oxford published a study in 2017 that found men benefit similarly from at least two guys nights a week.