There is a huge difference in staying home on Friday night because you had a hectic work week, and you’re simply exhausted! But if you’re staying home because you don’t want to be around other people, this could be a sign of a potential problem. Our social network is our support system and when we start blocking good people from our lives, we miss out on so much life has to offer when we begin to isolate ourselves from others. Why socializing is so necessary – so my tips below.
1.) When we begin to isolate ourselves from our friends and family members, there has to be an underlying reason. Possible you are suffering from low self esteem, maybe embarrassed about a recent situation, etc. If we fail to utilize our family and friends and be expressive with our emotions, we possible could fall into deep depression. Your family and friends care, open up to them and get the guidance you require. Even if it is just a listening ear, they will be there for you!
2.) Once depression sets in, it can be extremely difficult to bounce back to your normal routine. Try to be mindful of how you’re feeling and get in touch with you inner self, take care of yourself, love yourself and do things that are upbeat and positive in your life. Allow yourself space that you need, but don’t stay alone or try to deal with your emotions on your own, sometimes it’s too much and we need help from others and that is perfectly okay!
3.) People who tend to keep to them and not become engaged in their life are known not lead a fulfilling life and as result, it has been proven that they have a shorter life span. To me that is scary! Associate yourself with good kind hearted people, engage with people that enjoy your company and do positive things with you.
4.) It is also proved that people who continually isolate themselves from the outside world are at a higher risk for developing dementia. Social interaction is necessary to maintain positive mental health. Associating yourself and being active is equally important for the younger as well as older adults. Great places to start increasing your circle of positive role models in your life would be your church family, or even find a new hobby and take a class that puts your with other people with the same interests.
5.) Personal happiness is so essential and necessary to lead a positive lifestyle and live a life that you enjoy. Nobody deserves to go through life being sad, feeling unwanted or unloved. Nobody should have to live their life alone either. Seek help for yourself if you struggle with social interactions. If anxiety sets in for you in a large crowd, don’t put yourself in that situation. You could meet with friends at the local coffee shop and catch up on life. It is always good to spend time with friends and family that love you. Smile more, it makes you feel better! Always do what you can to make the most out of your situations and you will find others that support you through good and bad situations that we all face in life.