Social skills are like a muscle – use them or lose them. The only way your social skills are going to improve is with practice, but it’s also important to know your limits. Life coach, Kate James, says that knowing yourself and the types of social situations you enjoy can be a great place to start.
‘Understand the social settings that are a struggle for you, and the kinds you’re more likely to enjoy. Then do your best to manage your time so that you’re not overloading yourself with commitment.
‘For example, if you’re an introvert who loathes big social gatherings, you probably wouldn’t want to say yes to three parties in a weekend, because by the end of the weekend you’ll be exhausted. Instead, pick one and make it a priority,’ she explains.