Hosting a simple yet warm and welcoming barbeque in your backyard may just be what the doctor ordered in terms of your social life. We are all inherently sociable by nature, but pandemic restrictions sadly put the brakes on our human connections.
Making Relationships Stronger Together
A small backyard barbeque is a great way to tie some old bonds or make new connections. These sorts of social connections are vitally important for your mental health. But, what is it about a backyard barbeque that really stands out when it comes to human interactions and why is it so good for you?
Well, for starters the main focus of a barbeque is prepping food together. Food has always brought people closer together, and sharing a meal is one of the most universal expressions of love. Learning cooking methods from elderly family members and passing the knowledge down the generations is one of the oldest human traditions.
Enhance Your Mood and Social Wellbeing
Planning a fun and special backyard barbeque with friends or family that you haven’t seen in a while will significantly uplift your mood. Not only that, it will help you brush up on your social skills if you have been hibernating for too long.
If the thought of seeing people for the first time gets you feeling nervous or shy. There is no need to worry. An outdoor barbeque set in midst of nature even if that just means your little flower garden is sheer bliss and will immediately ignite relaxation. Levels of oxygen in your brain are increased outside which shoots serotonin levels up allowing positive mood, appetite, memory, and social behavior.
Disconnect From Worldly Pressures and Engage
Another great positive is that being outside allows you and your buddies or family to unplug from technology. Multi-tasking, particularly with electronic devices is a common cause of stress today. Research has found that people who regularly access emails or other communicative devices have been shown to have higher heart rates than those who were cut off from electronic communication. So when inviting your friends over, why not call it, an ‘off-the-grid get together’ and have them all place their smartphones in a box. To make it even more fun, whoever you catch on a phone or peeping at the television will have to do something outrageous.
Why Everyone Loves to BBQ
Men are instinctively drawn to fires and having a drink while chatting to other men gives them a sense of unity and de-stresses them. Women also get to offload their worries by sharing their life stories that they sometimes cannot talk about with a man. And of course, everyone gets a time-out from the kids as they happily get to explore the outdoors while the food is slowly grilling away. Once everyone has let their hair down a bit, the unwinding only gets better as the aromas of your nearly prepared grill dishes and sides fill the air.
Create the Vibe
For you and your guests to fully immerse in the barbeque experience, you should invest in an outdoor home audio system(if you don’t already have one). The key here is to set the tone for the occasion and knowing which songs to play and when is critical. Music’s primary use is mood control so find which songs create which moods and make your playlist beforehand. However, don’t be too stringent, some of your buddies may want to pick a song that comes to their mind depending on their mood and will want everyone to share the joys of their song choice. Country, Reggae, and Blues are winner barbeque song genres and will certainly create a chilled and ecstatic atmosphere. If you are unsure, you can always research top music picks for a barbeque.
Get It Going For Everyone
So why not prep your next backyard barbeque and create a barbeque domino effect. After your event, you will have friends calling you up to attend their barbeque and so your social life will pick up with all the mental health benefits included.
If you are looking to make your backyard barbeque that much more appealing, contact Kudu Grills today for a pristine barbeque that will get your friends talking. See our shop for all the bells and whistles you are looking for to make your barbeque the very best in town.