Being socially awkward is nothing to be ashamed of. Half of the world is socially awkward at one point in their life and believe it or not many overcome it with a few tips and some practice. Having a better social life is desirable by almost anyone in this world, so it should not be a taboo to talk about how to improve those social communication skills even though you might have a pretty sizable social circle.
Let’s get down to some guidelines and how you can implement them in your life to improve your social communicating skills
1) Tackle social events head on
While it can be intimidating to behave like a social person due to anxiety, it is recommended that people still attack this problem head-on. The fact of the matter is that many people are scared of the results that might happen if they find themselves in an awkward situation. However, the truth is that you have nothing to be scared of. Many people who are professional talkers and have a big social circle continually find themselves in an awkward situation. It’s how they approach the situation that differs. Don’t freeze up and don’t try to escape the situation, tackle it head on and watch the situation unfold itself, learn from it and implement that knowledge in the future encounters. There are 6 billion people in this world, even if you scare half of them away from you still have 3 billion to be friends with if you desire it to be so.
2) Start with baby steps
Expand your social encounters by one person at a time. You can start with people from your work, school or sports activity. What is important is to start and then as time goes by increasing the chance of meeting new people.
3) Create goals
If we go into a dark room we won’t be able to find anything. But if we know what we want from life we would rarely be in a situation where we don’t know how to get something. Every time you meet your goals set new ones, and always be one step ahead of your anxiety by making new heights your new goal.