It is official; we all need to get out more! We spend so much time in front of social media at home that we are not getting the benefits of human interaction. And yes, before you point out the fact that you are reading this online right now, let’s offset that by giving you some suggestions on how you can get out more! They don’t have to be expensive, but if you are looking for a good quality way to spend some time with friends or family, or just to get a bit more fresh air, and get away from your games consoles, here are some ideas to take on board.

Join An Exercise Class

Yes, apart from the benefits of getting your sweat on, joining an exercise class is a great way to meet new friends. If you think that you’ve hit that time in your life where you might be on the lookout for new friends and shared activities, an exercise class is a great place to start! So many people are keeping fit, and so are you would more than likely meet more people in a gym than you would in a local drinking establishment, but be careful not to mix the two. Otherwise, it’ll make for a very awkward gym experience!

Get To A Live Event

The problem with going to gigs these days is that everybody gets their phone out and videos the whole event, so why would you go to the gig when you can watch it at home on YouTube? Instead, make a point to go and take in an event without getting out your phone. You don’t have to go to the most expensive concerts or sporting events, there are websites like headlinetickets.com that will show you the most up-to-date events to cater all ages. Even WWE Raw, if that floats your boat, is a great night out where you can shout yourself hoarse at sweaty people pummeling each other with chairs.

Cooking Classes

You may have bought one of these experiences as a gift for a friend. But in getting to a cooking class or one of those experiences in a restaurant where you get to cook your own food doesn’t just mean that you get to take home a delicious meal at the end of the day, it also means you are interacting with like-minded people who share your love of food. And who doesn’t love food? And also, if you go to enough exercise classes, or shout too much at live events, you will need some decent, good quality food to nourish yourself back to normality. Cooking classes can be expensive, but you can scour a site like groupon.com to get yourself some bargains, but also to find the class that suits your taste buds.

It doesn’t have to be a big deal, getting out more. And, in fact, something as basic as sitting in a cafe with a nice newspaper and your favorite latte may be just what the doctor ordered. While they say we need to get out more, they are referring to socializing, but each into their own! If you want to sit by yourself, indulging in your favorite book or newspaper, it’s socializing to an extent, right?

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