Not everybody I know enjoys social situations.
You don’t have to suffer from social phobia or social anxiety to feel awkward in social situations.
I know I have felt awkward in certain situations more than once.
These 11 socializing tips will help you get through most social situations without a problem.
- Sometimes new social situations can be awkward.
You can help alleviate this feeling by breaking the ice and making the other person more comfortable.
Begin with a common interest or find one to create a relaxed mood.
- To connect socially, join a group of interest or explore new options.
There are local, regional, and worldwide fan clubs for almost every interest or hobby. Facebook is a great place to start your search and find other groups.
- The best social advice of the century is to put down the cell phone.
Not only is it rude to look at your phone while talking with someone, but it’s the perfect way to disconnect from the relationship.
Turn off the phone to really connect.
- Your passions, interests, and experiences give you loads of things to share in social groups.
Find groups where you feel comfy.
Participate often to make more connections.
- After joining a few groups, consider creating an event of your own.
Instead of sitting around waiting to be invited to a great party, host one and meet more like-minded people.
- Let people know about a group or event by sending them invitations.
Be sure to include a “personal” message when possible.
Also, encourage them to pass along the info to other friends.
Events are more fun when shared with a friend.
- If you want a healthy social life, try something new.
Trying new things makes your life more interesting.
It also broadens your skills and knowledge.
These make you more attractive to others so get out there and try something new.
- Expand your circle.
If you need a change, take up a new hobby and join a related club or group.
It’s okay to make new friends and spend some time with them.
Just don’t neglect your other friends.
You can have them both.
- Tired of the status quo?
Grab a few friends and attend a local event, try out a new restaurant, join a local club, get involved in a community project, etc.
Getting out and doing more expands your opportunities to meet people.
- Take some time to explore the art of small talk.
Small talk can seem flat and boring, but if you practice the art of small talk, you can make it fun.
Keep in mind that small talk often leads to more personal talks and relationships.
- Include your pets in your social life.
Many restaurants, cafes, other businesses, and parks welcome your fur-babies. Take your pet when possible, they are great icebreakers and help to lighten the mood with their antics.
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