My routine was totally basic, and this gave me loads of ideas! It's actually a lot of fun to expand the range of movement. Challenging too!
Thanks for the video. It looks pretty cool. I'll have to watch it with the sound on when I get home and incorporate some of it into my routine!
Great question First tell me: how are you socially inept? What do you do / not do?
Originally Posted by diene
It's going to sound strange, but the first thing I did was develop compassion for other people. I started to understand where other people were coming from, and when I understood that most people have insecurities, neurosis, paranoia, people became a lot less scary and I was able to relate to them better. The main thing is that you have to learn to like people, not see others as the enemy. This is the biggest difficulty I see in people.
Then there's really fundamental things that we should really be taught in school but never are. Like, ask other people questions and don't just blab about yourself. A lot of the time, people who are interesting are interesting because they're interested. There's so many little things like that, I don't know if you want more examples or it's a bit obvious.
Eye contact is a big thing, and is really hard to get right for some people. I used to find it really hard to look people in the eye, and no one trusts someone who can't look them in the eye! My problem was that I was overanalysing everything that people were saying, so eye contact became very awkward. I was also afraid of showing them who I was, in case they would think I was X / Y / Z.
Overthinking is basically the enemy of social interaction. These days I'm on fire socially, and it's because when I'm with people I'm not thinking so much. As a result the interaction is more spontaneous, and lighter.
Developing a thicker skin is important too. That's been my biggest challenge! I'm doing better on it these days though...
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