"Take Control Of Your Health Naturally"
Social health refers to a person's ability to interact with others and thrive in social settings. Social health has shown to assist in improving other forms of health such as physical, mental and emotional health.
Social skills are a vital component of your social health. Social skills are used to communicate and interact effectively with others. Some examples of social skills are:
- Accepting differences
- Asking for help
- Communicating clearly
- Complementing others
- Disagreeing politely
- Encouraging others
- Following directions
- Listening actively
- Participating equally
- Resolving conflict
- Sharing materials
- Staying on task
- Taking turns
- Taking risks
- Using quiet voices
- Waiting patiently
Now there are social disorders just like physical, mental and emotional disorders. There are also treatments. However, before you go labeling someone with a disorder, some of us are better in social setting than others. Personally, I am an introvert. I prefer to be the quite one in the corner of a party unless I am in a deep intimate conversation with someone. That is okay! My son is the extrovert. He is the one standing on top of the table with his shirt off. That is okay too! (I had to learn that.)
Here are some tips to improving your social skills:
1. Listen to what the other person has to say.
2. Don't take criticism personally
3. Don't go on and on and on and on…
4. Treat others like you want to be treated
5. Be positive
6. Use positive body language
Wherever you are on the social thermometer keeping a balance for your temperature gauge can be tricky when work, kids, life, etc. becomes overwhelmingly hard to handle. It is important for you to find some time for you to keep your social health balanced. Find some time for you. Maintaining an active social life is one of the best ways to stimulate the mind, reduce stress, and get out of the house.
by Angela Brand