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Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Gah! "belonging" Brings back memories of yr 12 English.

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

 tonight i learnt that there are actual more ways too socialise OFFLINE then there are ONLINE

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Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

I'll take away from tonight that it's important not to give up and to keep practising. Every conversation has the potential to help you learn what you could do better next time and also to provide the chance to learn more about others and the world around us.

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

What will you take way from tonight's session?

 

How not to fall asleep whilst participating in a forum on the internet. Smiley Tongue

Socialising is good, despite how much I hate it.

There are so many good things that come out of socialising. Smiley Happy

 

I'll leave you with this picture that speaks for itself.

 


My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Alrighty guys its that time of the night when we wrap up!

Thanks so much @stonepixie  and @Birdeye   for jumping in.

Here is the summary for tonihgt some really great points raised ....

1. What does being social even mean? What are some ways you could be social?

- Having a support network you can rely on

- Online (twitter blogs instagram facebook skype)

- In person NOT with your head in your phone (clubs, societies, family, friends

- Being a companion

- Engaging in conversation

- Interacting with others even when you don’t want too

 

2. What ways can we be social WITHOUT social media?

- Joining a sporting group

- Church group

- Interest group like chess or painting 

- Organizing more events or times to spend with family and friends 

- Making a study group

- Write a letter

- Have a coffee

- Go to the beach

- Go to a party

- Go shopping

- Go on a picnic

- Go bowling

- Using a phone!!

 

3. Why do some people find it easier to socialise than others? What sorts of skills or attributes/character traits do they have?

- Having something interesting to say

- Personality

- Anxiety stops some people

- Some people are more outgoing

- Confidence

 

4. What practical tips would you give someone who was struggling to be social?

- Practice basic social greetings

- Ask questions about them “ What do you do with yourself?”

- Never give up

- Get to know people

- make an observation

 

 

6. What is the trap in being overly social, if there is one?

- Not focusing enough on your other commitments

- Sharing too much personal information

- Poor time management

- Overbooking

- Being perceived as overly social

- Turning into a gossip “ sharing too much information”

- Juggling the different types of people you meet

 

 

 

 

7. What are the benefits of having a social life?

- Its good for your health

- Its fun

- You learn from other people

- You can experience new thins

- Improves mental wellbeing

- Improve your people skills and abilities to work in a team

- Get out of the house

- Meet new people

- Build your confidence

- Broadens your horizons

- Gaining new friendships

- You might meet the ONE                       

- Feelings of belonging

- Combat loneliness

 

8. What will you take way from tonight's session?

- there are more ways to socialize offline then there are online

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Haha, love the picture @stonepixie! Smiley Tongue

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

No worries. Smiley Happy It would have been a pretty boring session without us. Smiley Tongue Thanks @EloiseRose and @Lightuptheworld for running tonight.


My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

Agreed, thanks for joining us (also thanks to @delicatedreamer for their contributions)! Was an interesting discussion! Smiley Happy

Re: [Chat] "Hello. Who are you?"*- Socialising- the good and the not so good

So I just wrote a letter to myself for a year from now. I even demanded that I respond to the letter and write another one. Now all I've got to do is write a letter to someone in the present. I've still got over 36 hrs to complete the challenge set. I'm sure I'll achieve it. Smiley Happy

My entire life can be described in one sentence: It didn't go as planned and that's okay. ツ