Day 9: Say Hello

Hey Boo, how ya doing?

Doesn’t that sound fun?

Today is all about getting out of our comfort zone when it comes to being social, friendly, and communicating.

Saying hello is one of the easiest things to do, and is ultimately about connecting.

As humans we crave connection and being a part of a community. Engaging someone else sparks the possibility for a good conversation, making a new friend, or expanding your own world, so why not say hello?

Additionally how many times have we all allowed someone we thought was interesting or attractive to walk right past us, and ultimately out of our lives because we were too timid to say hello?

The more comfortable we get with approaching new people, the better we get at taking control of our own lives, and making things happen.


CHALLENGE:

Today’s challenge requires your to go up to someone you’ve never spoken to, and say hello. You could’ve been admiring this person from afar for some time, or randomly come across them today. Regardless of who you chose, the key to this challenge is getting out of your comfort zone, and speaking to someone new in real life.

It may be scary, and totally out of your element, but I promise the more you do this the easier it becomes. 

It also feels really nice to engage with people rather than staring at your phone, or building up a story about someone your staring at. 

Just do it!


EXAMPLE:

Sitting on the subway instead of reading your book, turn to the person next to you, and say, “how’s your day going?” It’s a polite, kind, and engaging way to speak to someone else.  

Say hello to the person at work who you’e been admiring for some time, but haven’t spoken

I’ve done this many times, and I can tell you I always end up enjoying my subway ride way more than if I was just sitting alone. I’ve met really interesting people, and while none of them have turned into life long friends, I know we both walked away from the situation feeling our days were made a little brighter. 

This isn’t about trying to pick someone up that you think is hot. Sure, that can be one way to go about this, but what we’re really looking to do is just spark a conversation with someone new.

Remember to have fun, that a friendly smile goes a long way, and just be open to being open.

You never know who you will meet, and how they can impact your life.

Happy Monday, lets start this week off right!

Posted on January 9, 2017 .