Desperately In Need Of New Social Hobbies
Do you have any social hobbies that involve other people or do you mostly read books and do stuff that you can only do alone?
I’m asking you this because having a hobby that requires you to go out and talk with other people, helps you hone your social skills and can have so many other benefits that make your life more fun.
And I want you to live a life that’s full of beautiful opportunities and sweet achievements.
You see, I used to only have hobbies that loners have.
I watched sitcoms alone.
And I played video games for hours without taking a break.
I also used to read a lot and I still do, but the thing is that most of my hobbies were binding me to my home.
These hobbies allowed me to forget about my problems. They allowed me to forget about my social anxiety at least for a while.
But unfortunately, they didn’t help me overcome my social anxiety at all.
In fact, they allowed me to feel complacent. They allowed me to be content with the status quo of me having social fears.
It was only later that I discovered that my hobbies kept me in my comfort zone.
You see, if I didn’t have them, my life would be more miserable and I would probably do something about it way sooner than I did.
But this is not just about the hobbies that keep you content with your situation.
I actually want to suggest you to find hobbies that involve other people.
There are so many benefits…
You’ll be able to make new friends and some of them might end up being your friends for life.
And I’m sure you know the saying, “A friend in need is a friend indeed”.
Life is simply better when you have friends.
They can cheer you up when you feel down.
And they make sure you don’t feel lonely all the time.
But being able to build new friendships isn’t the only benefit of having social hobbies.
When you go out there and do stuff with other people, you increase your chances of finding that someone special as well.
If you don’t have a partner yet and you wouldn’t mind having one, find a hobby that allows you to do that.
Here are just a few hobbies you might want to consider…
Take dancing lessons. You’ll become a better dancer and the opposite sex always appreciates a good dancer.
You might even find someone special there.
And there’s an extra benefit! Movement makes your body produce endorphins and these hormones in turn make you feel good.
It’s like eating a chocolate but with no side effects. 🙂
You might also want to try hiking. If there’s a local hill that people like to go to, try going up that hill yourself. You might meet a group of other people and join them on the way up.
Or if you don’t feel comfortable joining a group of people, join someone that’s hiking alone. He or she might appreciate your company and you might meet someone who can become your friend.
And the side effect is also better health.
– Visiting Concerts
If you like music you might want to attend local concerts. Just make sure you go to concerts where you can actually walk around and talk with people.
Concerts where you just sit and listen to music don’t provide the same opportunity to meet new people.
And if you like the band that’s playing you most likely already have something in common with everyone else that’s on that concert and that might help you break the ice.
The key here is to find a hobby that involves other people and allows you to work on your social skills.
If you think that you wouldn’t be able to approach other people and talk with them because that would escalate your anxiety, you might want to watch the video where I show you a technique that allows you to lower the level of your anxiety within minutes.
Here’s the video: