I've just been to a work mate's birthday party but I felt like it didn't go well as I felt left out and awkward as I wasn't eating what they were and wasn't included in their discussions. If anyone has any help or advice/tips on social situations or would be much appreciated.
I have a lot of tips and strategies outlined in this book I wrote, hope it helps. I'm sending you a hard copy for free (I make it available to anyone here for free if they want it.)
if it's appropriate, bring something along everyone including you can eat. it's a good opportunity to make something amazing to impress and inspire people. I bring salads or slices along to any social situation that involves food and it does actually make a good conversation topic.
If i go to someone's home I always take something to share that I can eat. If i'm going to a restaurant I always ring a few days before and usually they can come up with something that I can eat.
Food plays a huge role in social situations but it doesn't always need to be that way.
For several years I was on a liquid diet due to a medical condition. While it was difficult at the time it also taught me that it didn't have to be about food so I decided to focus more on socialising with friends and family. It was an important lesson for me.
Of course there are always some people that we relate to better than others, just keep looking for those connections. hugs
The biggest shift in my consciousness and ability to handle social situations happened after I stopped caring what others think of me. You have to realize people are self obsessed and care little about how others are behaving. Just be who you are and if someone doesn't like it they're not worth your time.
Also, it would be wise to show up to these social events having already eaten, especially if there's little for you to choose from. If you're hungry you'll be much more emotional and self-conscious. Being carbed up is the key to confidence.