Some people will have no trouble enjoying social events. They can come on their own and by the time that they are about to leave, they will already have so many friends with them. Some are just naturally good at making friends while there are also some who would feel a bit shy in the beginning and will only start to loosen up after some time.
I have to say that I have a lot of trouble with social events. I always feel the urge to cancel especially when I know that no one I know is going to be there aside from the person who invited me. Since it’s going to be his/her event, he/she would need to entertain a lot of other guests aside from myself. Over the years, I have learned to think positively about events. They are still not what I look forward to but they have become more bearable.
You can start by checking out some events that may be available to the general public through https://www.eventdoor.fi. You may find some events that are very entertaining. Attending social events on your own can be daunting in the beginning but you will get used to it after some time.
These are a few more tips that can help you enjoy social events more:
- Do not be afraid to talk to other people. If there are some people who are trying to converse with you, then let them. As long as they are not creepy, you may find yourself engaging in an actual conversation with someone that you have met.
- Do not drink too much. This is one of the biggest mistakes that people make when they are at a social event. They feel that drinking is going to help them lessen their anxiety. This may be true to a certain extent but at the same time, it might make you lose your inhibitions and do things that you would never do when you are sober. You need to be yourself when you are at a social event. Being drunk will not do wonders for your social calendar.
- Tell yourself that you are going to speak to three new people. The social event can be more successful when you are able to meet at least three people. Remember their names and some interesting facts about them. Truth be told, the time will come when you may forget their names and their faces but at least, at the party, you would not feel like you just attended for the sake of attending because you did not speak to anyone.
- Allow the anxiety to pass. The anxiety will be strong the moment that you arrive at the venue but the moment that you become more familiar with the surroundings and the more that you see other people, the higher the chances that your anxiety will pass.
- Do not think about the things that may go wrong. Doing this can make you feel overwhelmed and overthink the things that you are going to say or do. Be natural and everything else will follow.
Hopefully, the tips that are mentioned above will allow you to become more prepared for the social events that you are going to attend soon.