Isn't it interesting how sometimes we can feel so comfortable in a group, but other times we feel like some sort of awkward science experiment that just wandered out of the lab for the first time?
Two things for you today:
1. A video where I answer a social skills question about what to focus on while in a group. (Hint: It's not yourself)
Watch and learn...
This is a story of a time when I escaped from the lab...
My wife had signed up for a local kickball team, and they were having a meet and greet at a local dive bar.
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There were all these new people that seemed to know each other, they were laughing and joking around.
I was sitting there, my shirt felt uncomfortable. Why did I wear these shoes? I wanted to leave. I felt like an alien, an outsider who had landed at this bar.
I was squarely focused on my internal thoughts and feelings. Which only seemed to make me MORE uncomfortable.
Classic social skills mistake.
In the video above, I answer a similar social skills question about what to focus on while socializing in a group. (Hint: It's not yourself)
Had I been focused on my external environment, on other people and what their stories were, I would've had a MUCH better time.
(that's called sensory processing, it's basically how we process all the environmental sensory stimuli at any given moment so we can actually function.)
Learn from my social mistakes. Don't be an awkward science experiment.
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