Socialization is key to self-care. Close connections are important to your well-being. The best way to cultivate close relationships is to put time and effort into building and maintaining your relationships with others.

Getting started

Initiate interactions with friends and family. Call friends or family for a chat, or invite them to spend time with you.
Introduce yourself to neighbors and other people you come into contact with frequently. Say hello when someone walks by and ask how they are doing.
Find and join groups with whom you have a shared interest, be it online or in person. Participate in exercise groups, gyms,

Simple tips

  • Figure out what your social needs are and build enough time in your schedule to create an optimal social life.
  • Broaden your social circle by joining new groups, or trying something different, like a new hobby or activity.
  • Socialising can improve mood, make us more relaxed, and keep us entertained.


There isn't a certain number of hours you should devote to socialising with friends or family. Everyone has slightly different social needs, so it’s a matter of finding what works best for you.