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Social Christmas

posted Nov 25, 2012, 8:42 PM by Chris Varga   [ updated Nov 28, 2012, 8:05 PM ]
Christmas is a time to be....
SOCIAL
Do you like connecting with your friends and family?  Do you write letters to them or call them on the phone and talk?  Or maybe even go visit them?  Do you like it when friends send you nice pictures?  How about getting together with a few friends and having a good night out?  

Facebook and other forms of online networking (like this fancy little site) can help you do all that on an even greater level.  Entering into the world of online "socializing" should not replace our existing forms of  social interaction.  They can add to it though.  Like anything, when used appropriately and in moderation, it can be a wonderful addition and enhancement to everything you already do.  

Just like going to a party you have never been to before...alone, your first foray into online social networking can be intimidating.   We have all had experiences that were scary at first but then once we learned more about them, we became more comfortable with them.  However, there are always those who you would prefer to spend time with...and those you would not.  The same applies online. 

Sometimes we can't go visit someone at a certain time due to weather, health reasons or other.  Sure a phone call is nice.  If something really interesting happens to me, I can share a pictures or video of the it knowing that many people would like to have a "copy" or simply be included.  Online social options give us these opportunities.  

Seasonal affective disorder (S.A.D) is a serious problem that affects many people during the winter months.  One of the reasons is the sense of isolation we experience through this time.  It is a proven fact that people who are more "social" live healthier, happier lives.   

Often, when the physical ability to go out into your community is diminished it can have a major affect on the quality of ones life.  This can happen due to environmental conditions as well as personal health issues.   
Fact
Socializing can help:
  • Relationships
  • Sharing
  • Peace of mind
  • Reduce affects of depression
  • Improve quality of life
  • Improve overall health
Share your thoughts, pictures, videos, jokes and ideas with your friends, family and community. 

Find & connect with friends on Facebook

The greatest thing about online social networking is that you can still connect with your own social circle regardless of weather conditions, health conditions, your busy schedule or other. 

Real face to face interactions are wonderful but any positive, interactive, social experience has value.

My virtual door is always open to those seeking positive, peaceful happiness. 

So I invite you to join me anytime in my virtual, online social community.  Come have a cup of cheer, and a bite of holiday happiness.

written by: Chris Varga
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