Like the picture here implies, it can be as simple as having a conversation.
Being engaged means being INVOLVED in our lives. Having a hobby opened a door for me because it allowed me to join a knitting group, and meet others who enjoy the same things I do. If you have a pet it’s another way to meet people, especially if it’s a dog you have to walk, because you’ll no doubt see other dog walkers along the way.
Volunteering is a GREAT way to get engaged. I resisted this for a long time because I’m an introvert by nature, and would rather help someone over the internet. 😛 But this afternoon for the first time I’m doing a two-hour rotation at the Book Nook in our local library. I’m as nervous as a cat with its tail under a rocking chair, but I’m sure I’ll be fine. What can go wrong in two hours?? At least I don’t have to open or close this time.
Going to the gym is another way to get engaged, and if you can’t do that, just exercising on your own. Runners and walkers often meet like-minded people on their way from here to there.
Book clubs, movie nights . . . the list is endless.
What’s your favorite way to get engaged?