How to Become More Social: The Key to a Better, Healthier Lifestyle for Interacting with Others

“I want to be more social. That’s what I wanted in life.”

That is the saying that EVERYONE at some point in their lives tell themselves when they start to realize how important it is to become a more social person. Turns out that you might not know how to become that way.

Some think that it is very easy to interact with other people. Some find it extremely difficult. In rare cases, some can’t help not being social because of the way they were either raised or born.

In my case, I didn’t want to be social until the 8th grade. Why did it take me so long though?

I’m someone with autism, a known brain disorder. It’s just the way I was born.

Since I’ve learned so much on how to have a social life ever since that time I realized how a social life can help me out, I wanted to create a post and possibly more like this in the future known as an EPIC post, a kind of post where you can learn so much information from. This post however will be focused on how to be more social and why it is important to have that interaction with other people.

Even in my case, I still find it difficult.

But there is one thing that I can tell you guys that has led me to become more successful in life itself, especially for becoming more social. That is to get out of your comfort zone.

Really? Yes really. Even I have to realize that when I missed an opportunity one time that could’ve lead to a potential significant other. Who cares though! What matters is that you need to get out of your so called “box” at some point in your life to interact with others. You can’t do it when you’re stuck in that box of yours.

Ever hear of that term “Think outside of the box”? Yeah. It’s exactly what it sounds like. Sometimes you just have to think outside of your mindset to figure out how to interact with, for example, that girl or guy you see that could become a new friend or possibly better. Another way of thinking outside of the box is to change that mindset of yours. Yes. Just change it for the better! Because when you have the same mindset, you’re missing out. Life is ALWAYS changing and sometimes we can’t change certain things but we definitely can change the way we THINK of things!

If you can’t seem to say hi to someone new, then there has to be something you’re doing wrong. Something that you CAN change if you put your mind to it!

You’re probably thinking how though.

When there is a will, there IS a way. Even I have trouble to so called making the “first move”. There really is a way to do something like that though.

PUSH YOURSELF.

Even if you think you can’t do it or have that nervous energy within you, just try your very best to push yourself to your goal. You’ll feel so much better when you finally accomplish that goal you’ve always wanted to accomplish.

BUT there is one thing that you must face when you become more social or try to become more social. That is rejection.

You have got to be kidding me. Not rejection!

But especially for me, EVERYONE gets rejected from something at some point in their lives. I remember the time I got rejected when I tried to say hi to some of my friends even though they were busy doing something. Funny thing is that it was a friend that I happened to be not so comfortable with.

That right there is another thing you must keep in mind. You will NOT be comfortable with every situation you come across AND not everyone is going to want to talk to you.

Man, so much to talk about I don’t even know where to start silly me!

I guess for now, all I can say is to put yourself out there when it comes to being more social.

These days, I notice that social media has become a trend, basically not just in the United States but the ENTIRE planet! If you’re always using social media AND not talking to others in person, something’s wrong with that picture.

Social media wasn’t just invented for connecting with others easily.

It was also so that way people can step out of their comfort zones easily without the pressure of approaching someone.

But to be honest, social media becomes meaningless to all of us if that’s all we ever do to interact with others. It’s basically “addicting” as I call it.

So, with that being said, I will now give whoever is reading this some strategies on how to become more social.

Also note that the rest of this post was written, edited, and published a couple of days after it’s been started so please don’t mind if the rest looks a little different.

Anyways, back to the advice though, here are some tips on how to become more social in life:

-Stop looking at that phone or putting on those earphones! You’ll be amazed on how just even looking at your phone can make you become less social. People would think that you’re busy to socialize or even you DO NOT want to socialize at all! What I would recommend is the next piece of advice in this article which is…

-Say hi to someone new every day, even if you don’t get a response that’s good! Some people LOVE it when someone else says hi to him or her. But there is always that one barrier that gets in everyone’s way. That is to have confidence and the ability to keep that confidence. What I do is to try my best to remember that not everyone is going to give me that one positive response I always want. It is rare that I have an experience where I face rejection but since I don’t experience it too much, I can’t say that I have faced it so much BUT I can say that rejection is horrible. But horrible in a good way of course. You won’t always get that positive response you always want you know!

-If you’re in school and/or college, get involved! Don’t just go to school or college just for classes (unless your schedule is so slammed you just don’t have time so you have to make time). Get involved in clubs, events, activities, anything that will get you more social. Join a group, talk to others, just do something on your campus! You’ll be amazed on how many people you can meet if you were to do something like this.

-Not just for school and/or college but for ANYWHERE, get involved in social groups, events, anything that can make you more friendly and sociable. Of course, it’s hard for me since I lack confidence AND don’t have the ability to drive (I take the bus) but you know what I do? What I’m doing now, which is typing up this blog post that is really getting lengthy that’s for sure!

-Overcome your fears! This can apply for any kind of fear you may have. Whether it’s a social fear, a fear of bees, speaking in front of other people, going public, giving a speech, putting your hand in an oven (Okay maybe not THAT!), you WILL need to overcome it eventually at some point. Life is all about overcoming fears. Not only that but it’s also about overcoming those barriers and walls you set up in the past while taking those risks. Wait a second. That was the next piece of advice I was going to give you!

-Take risks! Possibly the biggest out of all the pieces of advice I’ve given you. This is exactly why people can’t be social enough these days. For some or perhaps most, they don’t take enough risks. Without risks in life, it’s meaningless, boring, and too normal! Trust me on that one for sure!

And there you have it! Ways on how to become more social and why you should. If this wasn’t enough to inspire you, I would suggest looking at another site I’m a part of, which is The Millionaire’s Digest, a website FILLED with so many articles by myself and OVER 200 PEOPLE. Crazy, isn’t it?

Anyways, thanks for reading my first ever so called Epic Post and I hope to make more posts like this one, especially for The Millionaire’s Digest!

Take care you guys and be social as much as you can!

17/500 A Crazy Jump and Updates

Yesterday happened to be very surprising for me because I was checking to see how many followers were on the Millionaire’s Digest at this point. Turns out that about a couple months ago, it happened to have about 3,000 some followers. Now, it’s 4,500+.

How in the world did that even happen?

Probably because there’s like many posts in one day made by various people (Including myself). What I really should do is to keep making posts not only for my blog but for that website too!

Also I’m really sorry that I wasn’t posting again. Grr! Perhaps it’s because I’ve either been so busy I didn’t have time to blog or it could be because I’m feeling lazy now a days. Who knows!

I’m going to try my best to keep these posts going so the stats WILL start to add up again…I hope!

16/500 Journal on my blog? Who knew!

A thought came to me just now.

If I really wanted to do a journal about myself WHILE making it public, why didn’t I do it on this blog all along? I mean come on! This is a great way for me to get all the attention I’ve always wanted!

I guess I can say that I’m currently on post 16 out of 500 posts cause let me tell you something: I’m STILL doing the challenge for writing 500 posts! I can’t give up! I must keep going no matter what happens! I WILL reach 500 posts and when I do, I’ll reward myself with something that possibly would be too expensive for me to buy. HA!

But in all seriousness I must make sure that I keep going with this blog cause it WILL spread everywhere if I DO keep going with it. If I don’t, I’ll never be able to do what I’ve always wanted to do!

I wonder what I should do to make a creation happen…

15/500 I Wish She Knew

Something that always bugs me all the time which is the fact that people just don’t know how my life works.

What’s even worse is that when I like someone, I wish she knew what I was going through. In fact I bet everyone would want to let other people know what their lives are too!

But here’s something interesting I found out last night: There’s a possibility that I could be having impulsivity, something inside my mind where my thoughts get stretched to beyond their limits. This was based on an extreme flip out I had last night.

The good news though is that yes I do break rules sometimes BUT I don’t break the law. What’s really going on is that I’m just having some difficulties with life and they just need to get fixed.

Back to what this post is about, there’s always one thought that comes to mind:

I WISH SHE KNEW.

As in I wish the one knew that I’m the one that she wanted. Okay maybe I fixate on this too much, especially on my blog, but like they all say:

IT GETS BETTER. And I DO believe that it does get better as soon as someone goes through the worst of times for example.

Also shoutout to my first two Tumblr followers! I want to say thanks to them for being the very first two followers on my Tumblr Blog!

Keep spreading the word you guys as more posts WILL be coming shortly!

14/500 The Birds, A Heart, And An Arrow

One of the coolest things has happened to me yesterday where a higher power of the universe gave me an actual sign for what has happened during that time.

Here’s the story: I was looking at some geese and was trying to talk to them to see if they would actually listen to me. Turns out they couldn’t understand a THING I was saying to them even though geese can’t comprehend human language usually. HA!

But here’s the kicker. I looked up and saw a flock of birds that were flying. In fact there were about 150-200 of them! It was a big one wasn’t it now? However what happened was that they formed an actual HEART shape, flying towards my college campus. Then get this: they then formed a triangle that looked like an arrow. It was pointing to where I met one of my friends. During the time I was talking with my friend, that was when I found the missing piece to my life.

Let’s rewind shall we?

Back to where the birds were, here’s what I think the universe was saying to me. To get to LOVE, I must get the PIECE I was missing and they pointed in the right direction, the direction where my friend was at somewhat. It appears that the universe was and continues telling me to find the missing piece and to FIX IT UP to make myself working again.

Have any of you guys ever experience something where you might’ve thought it was a higher power of the universe trying to tell you something?

The universe is so unique in many different ways. Some of them happen to be the ones that I will follow.

13/500 I forgot! Opps!

Wow is all I can say because I forgot something very important from my last blog post.

It was the NUMBER before the post title! What was I thinking, thinking that I would be superhuman yet I would forget something?

Oh well! We humans do forget things somehow!

At least the good news is that I’m still going strong with the posting to my blog currently!

I also want to tell you guys something when I get the chance to, possibly in the next post. It will be about how yesterday I got a sign from a higher power of the universe possibly. I’ll be honest that what I witness happened to be true. It was where I followed something to find the missing piece to my life, also known as FIX (Fix Myself).

Well anyways, I was also looking at other peoples blog posts, basically about how some hit over 1,000 posts and where one actually had a blog for over a DECADE and had OVER 10,000 POSTS! Now THAT happened to be a crazy one!

I really should write the post about the sign a higher power of the universe told me about should I now?

12/500 Planning and Productivity: Two Very Important Factors For Me

My quest continues…

Planning and productivity must get going for me or else things won’t fall into place the way I want it to. Here’s what I did so far: Not only in my last post was where I talked about the missing piece in my life that was found but also last night, I started a new planner.

Here’s the catch: This planner I’m doing is a custom made one! A DIY one in fact! All I needed was this notebook I got in August and a pencil. Now I’m chucking away with what I’m doing for this new thing.

As far as my productivity goes, It’s good but not great. I’m hoping that this productiveness I’m trying to do WILL start to ignite one day. I guess it will only happen if I were to keep going and all that.

I’ve always wondered though…what is the longest blog post ever written? Or even better for me to say, has anyone ever reached thousands to TENS OF THOUSANDS of blog posts throughout their lifetime??? I really want to know!