Why do I struggle to connect?

Connecting can be difficult, especially when things are out of our control and constantly changing.

It’s important to know that people are different and so will respond differently. While one person may be desperate to run to the nearest party, another might be really uncomfortable with the idea of being around people.

The key is to be honest. You know where you are comfortable, so ask people what works for them. Find some common ground and ways to connect that you’re both happy with. Once you are connected in a pressure free environment, things will seem easier.

Things you can do

  1. Be honest. Other people are probably thinking the same as you!
  2. Check in with where you'd be comfortable meeting up.
  3. Start small and take your time.
  4. Push yourself out of the comfort zone...even if it's just a little bit.
  5. Accept that it may not always be perfect.
  6. Try new places and activities. If it doesn't work, it's not a failure, it's just not for you.

Useful links & resources

The Hub Of Hope Hubofhope.co.uk
The Hub of Hope is the UK’s leading mental health support database. It is provided by Chasing the Stigma, the national mental health charity, and brings local, national, peer, community, charity, private and NHS mental health support and services together in one place for the first time.

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