Most of us hate stepping out of our comfort zone because, well let’s face it, it can be down right terrifying. It is where we need to be though to grow, learn and develop.
It can be extremely difficult transitioning from your familiar home and school/college life where you know everybody and feel comfortable. All of a sudden you are in a completely new environment with people you’ve never met before.
Whether it is public speaking or simply approaching a stranger that puts you in a tangle, we’ve got some tips to help…
Saying or doing something wrong/silly holds a lot of us back at times. Do you suffer from social anxiety? Chances are, the majority of people feel exactly the same as you. Put yourself out there first and simply say Hello! I know, that may be your worst nightmare, especially when it can come so naturally to others. Believe us though, that simple gesture could open you up to some amazing friendships.
Join A Society
By joining a society you will be introduced to a small group of people with similar interests which may help make you feel more comfortable. It will also help build your social networks at the same time without you even realising it.
Shy/negative people are often afraid of rejection. Everybody gets rejected at some point in their life and it is nothing to be afraid of. How you accept and deal with that rejection is the key factor here.
Be optimistic and try to take on a positive mindset in all the situations you can. Everybody remembers a smiley face.
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For a very spacious space with great amenities, the price is very mucb affordable. Good views and great support staff to help out at anytime of the day.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.
Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!