Socializing is more than a way to pass time, it is how you create friends as well as opportunities. It is a huge part of life, and we socialize consciously and subconsciously every day. Socializing with other people is very beneficial to one’s mind, body, and happiness.
But the stress of socializing can also be negative as well. Insecurity often comes with socializing, as many try to perfect the concept of socializing in fear of being an outcast or being left out.
Instead of discussing how to “perfect” socializing, it should be acknowledged that each person socializes differently and that there is no flawless technique at socializing. Rather, one should focus on being themselves and putting themselves, as well as the people around them, in a comfortable position.
Socializing shouldn’t be something difficult or forced, it should be something one does for enjoyment. This is not to say that one should not go out of their way to meet new people, a good way to socialize is to initiate conversations and smile. It helps make the atmosphere more comfortable for everyone, and make the conversation more approachable for others to join in. Socializing also means listening to what others have to say, and avoiding talking too much in a conversation.
Socializing is a huge part of life, but is also something that should be natural and enjoyable. So long as you are yourself and are kind to others, then you are doing good at socializing!