Hi, happy blogger’s how are you today!!!
Something as inspired me to do this post, as I’m very sensitive to certain situations….. People shouldn’t be judged or intimidated by there mental health, we are only human…
When being in a social crowd, and you have a fear of social anxiety, Isn’t a choice, I wish that people knew how badly this can be, they wish they could be like everybody else, and how hard it is to be affected by something that can bring them to their knee’s every single day…
I’ve suffered with social anxiety, due to my bullying in the past I was frightened to walk past crowds in the street where I lived at the time, even to my local shops,because their would be crowds of people, esp from school who had to say something completely mean for no reason… and that brought on my fear of social anxiety for many years that always made me feel uncomfortable around others.
When having certain experiences with mental health, such as bipolar, anxiety, social anxiety, isolated, loneliness, no one to trust or talk too…. some find it hard to cope with and try to reach out to hold a hand in need, that’s why writing about our thoughts and feelings we feel a sense of release of feeling better by expressing them……
If you are having trouble making friends, here are a few tips and tricks that might help you bring awesome new people into your life…..
1, Love yourself.
It’s so much easier to get other people to love you if you take the time to love yourself. It’s not as simple as it sounds, but it can help you make friends. You’ll also find if you feel better about yourself, it can make things easier to bear [ though I’m not suggesting this a cure for mental health]. Try focusing on your physical health, making a list of small goals or just doing something you enjoy everyday…
2, Join a support group.
Mental health support groups,
Can be a great place to make friends because you don’t have to worry about being judged for your mental health illness. Usually, everyone in the group is going through a similar experience and is trying to find ways to reach out and connect with others. Don’t feel like you have to stay in one support group just because it’s the first one you picked. Feel free to try a bunch until you find a group of people you mesh with.
3, Take a class.
You don’t have to go back to school for this trick, find a class that offers something you’re interested in like cooking, painting, sewing, etc. These classes can be a great way to find people who have similar interests while doing something you enjoy. Plus you can hone skills at the same time.
4, Stay connected.
The trickiest part of making friendships that stick is staying connected. If you meet someone you’re interested in fostering a friendship with, get some contact details. Phone numbers, Twitter handles, Facebook details — the type of contact info doesn’t matter. The trick is to stay in touch so you can build the friendship up. People tend to think social media is isolating us because we’re all constantly staring at our phones, but recent studies have found the opposite is true. Facebook users, for example, have been found to have closer and stronger relationships than those who don’t use social media. Social media can also help you stay in touch with people who might live a bit further away.
5, Ask for help.
If you’re seeing a therapist — or considering visiting one — mention to them you’re having trouble making friends. They’ll have a better understanding of your specific situation than any random “how-to” site, and they might be able to offer advice or tricks that might help you more because they’re catered to you. Therapists are there to help you, not to judge your friend-making skills, so don’t hesitate to ask for help if you have the option to do so.
6, Find someone who loves you for you.
Making and maintaining friendships might seem like an insurmountable hurdle when you’re struggling to just get out of bed in the morning, but it’s one of the most important things you can do to help you deal with your mental illness. Build up a good support network to help you through the hard times, and you’ll have an amazing group to help you celebrate all the good times as well.
Try these strategies by taking a few steps at a time…. and I know it isn’t the easiest thing but believe in yourself, love yourself, never mind what others think or say…… we are all meant to be here on this earth… and above all deserves love…
Take Care Cheerio!!
Love, peace, and happiness above all…❤️🙏😁