Are you looking for ways to present yourself better and be considered a sociable person? Then these simple hacks can help you to become socially active.
If a person wants to be successful in any field of his life, then he needs to mingle with of people under all circumstances. This is exactly what is meant by ‘being social and friendly’ with others. As a grown up person, it is not as easy to do this as it is to say.
The adult phase of the life is not a school or college where one would say a simple ‘Hi’ and becomes acceptable. There are certain other ways to it where one can stop doing the good old things and start indulging in some interesting things with the people of their liking.
It is better late than never to have a satisfying social circle since life gets a lot more fascinating when one is with a bunch of people. Today’s post is all about the ways that will help people in becoming more social. There is much more to it than a mere eye contact.
Follow these and notice the changes as people start conversing with you more often.
If you are not social, then pretend
A person knows he is not social. The world does not know. So, take advantage and pretend to be social. Say ‘Hi’ to new people, talk to them and engage in conversations. Do not let anxiety and nervousness creep in. Initially it may not be easy but over time, changes in social skills are evident.
Take baby steps
Do not aim high at once. For a person who is used to do things on his own or with familiar people, coming out of the comfort zone slowly is important. It is recommended that such people visit a place where there are lots of people whom they do not know very well. They should get into conversations and make themselves comfortable.
Take time off
It is good for people to be busy with their daily chores and activities but it also eats away their time to socialize. If possible, everyone must take some time out for friends or other similar meetings to have a healthy social circle. Take holidays and off days as a time for social bonding.
Accept social invitations
A successful social life begins when things are planned together. Though it might not seem tempting at the beginning, accepting invitations to social gatherings and get-together is a good sign of somebody trying to be social.
Never back out on events like social dine outs, excursions, adventures, movies, etc. One might enjoy them actually and want to do more of similar stuff in the future.
Concentrate on body language
Apart from having great communication skills and being well behaved, the other aspect of communication which is equally crucial is body language. People should see a person who is relaxed and oozes out confidence. Have plenty of eye contact, a firm handshake and be open to converse.
Understand other’s vulnerabilities
When a person is in the company of someone, he should understand their level of discomfort. He must make them feel comfortable and at ease.
This especially holds true when one is dealing with difficult people who seek attention. Handle their negativity with compassion and win hearts. Be on a social mission of adhering to things that interest and motivate others, things they value, things that put them off and similar ones.
Adopt good habits
Stay away from things that make people uncomfortable. For example, smoking is not only bad for the smoker’s health but the people around him get affected as much.
As an alternative, smoke free options like vaping can be cultivated. Vaping if done with etiquette, is socially acceptable as it does not result in bad odor. In fact, there are various delicious flavors available which is why vaping is fun to do in a group.
Practicing good manners is equally important. People who want to be social need to send small thank you notes, be polite, respond to invitations, etc. They also need to have good dining etiquette.
It is observed that a person who is not sociable is low on confidence. He has a certain inferiority complex about him and lacks self-esteem. He thinks that he is no good or he will embarrass himself.
It is a symptom that needs to be treated and he should realize that if he changes his thinking pattern, then the entire perspective will change. Such people must get professional help to remove the so-called belief they have about themselves.
At the end of the day it is people’s actions that count. These standard guidelines will help those people who put them into practice. They emerge as winners when they take life in their stride and become socially active and they lose if they keep cribbing about how they want a better life but are not given enough opportunities.