Healthy Living

Dr. Purushothaman
August 29, 2013

Do you spend most of your time alone with nothing to do and nobody to do it with?

Are you tired of wanting to go out and experience new things, but have virtually nobody to do it with?

What about work? Are you looking to increase your boundaries and finally reach your potential?

Knowing others could really help. Whether it’s your social or business circle, that’s lacking, this article will offer ten tips on how to expand them to help you get the most out of life and be that person you were truly meant to be.

How to expand your social circle

Unless you are happy being a hermit, having a solid social circle is a must. Sure, some quiet time alone is always good to help you relax, focus, and regroup your thoughts, but being around others and having social interactions helps us to learn about ourselves as well.

Life shouldn’t be all about work. If you are truly dedicated to your career and cannot wait for each work day to begin, more power to you. However, it’s important to have a balance. And that’s exactly what a social life can provide. It seems that we, as humans, tend to get caught up in routines. You know, that everyday routine of waking up early, eating breakfast, going to work or school, and then coming home. What do we do when we get home? Eat, watch TV, get on the computer, or just sleep from sheer exhaustion.

As we get further and further accustomed to such a routine, we become robots or even worse, zombies. All of our time and energy gets dedicated to the daily grind that we lose interest in actually connecting with other humans. It’s like we forget to enjoy our lives! You need to enjoy life not only for your mental and emotional well-being, but your physical well-being too. So, now it’s time to do so by expanding your social circle, and here are six tips on how to do just that.

1. Talk to family members on a weekly basis

This gets put first on the list because you can usually count on family members more than anyone else. Whether it’s a brother, sister, mother, father, cousin, or some other extended family member, interacting with them is often a great social boost. Remember, being social is not limited to people outside of your family, as you can enjoy activities with those who share your blood too!

A good standard to follow is to speak to at least two family members each week. We tend to get so busy with our routines that we’ll forget to make a phone call or ask how somebody is doing, so planting this rule in your mind of speaking with two family members per week should keep you from forgetting.

You can often meet new people through your family members as well. They have their own social circles and probably would not mind helping you expand yours. Best of all, they’ll usually recommend quality people that are worth getting to know, whether it’s a new friend or someone you might want to get romantically attached to.

Your family is an easy place to start expanding your social circle. Keep reading to see some very easy ways to expand your social presence beyond your family members.

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