Gain Energy from Structured Socializing

Gain Energy from Structured Socializing

Do you ever get stuck in the grind of work and personal goals and forget to, you know, have fun? Meet new people? 

I challenged myself this week to get out of my comfort zone and socialize with new people. I went to Tuesday Trivia with a new friend and her colleagues, and then spent Wednesday night playing games with other folks at my apartment complex.

Here’s how the deviation from my normal routine helped me:

1) I worked more efficiently during the day so that I was ready to go to the event.

2) Being around new people helped reinforce my identity. After I introduced myself at Game Night, one woman at the apartment complex said, “I was going to say when you walked in, you look like you do yoga!" 

3) I got a lot of energy from structured socializing. There wasn’t as much pressure to make small talk when we were all there for a set activity—answering trivia or playing games. 

4) I gave myself personal growth points for being vulnerable with new people.

Based on my positive experiences with these structured community events, I encourage you to seek out opportunities to meet new people. Get out of your comfort zone and be social!

I recommend bringing along a friend or partner to a new Meet Up group or a neighborhood gathering. Even browse local events—for example, I am attending Designing Your Life with Dave Evans at the Dallas Museum of Art next week.

There are opportunities for personal growth all around us. Go out and make a date for one that speaks to you! Or better yet, schedule a weekly or monthly personal growth night where you do something to nourish your soul. 

 

Namaste,

Dorsey

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