When was the last time you went to an event in your community? Many range from never to so long ago they cannot remember. Community in itself is a unifying term that is often times forgotten in our hectic and busy lives. Making time and squeezing in another event into your already filled schedule is not the first bullet point on anyone’s checklist. But with the start of this new year, what better timing to take that extra step to getting involved!
By taking part in events in your community, you are able to create a strong support group of those that share in your common interests and values. Being an active member in your community is key to creating lasting bonds and friendships that feel like family is just around the corner. Not to mention that networking never hurts, you can always learn from those you meet and interact with. Being involved and a part of something is crucial to the mind, body and soul.
If you are beginning to feel motivated, here are a few simple ways to get ready to start the journey towards getting involved in your community:
1. Read Up
Be sure to check your local newspapers, magazines, and online sources (Eventbrite.com). Event calendars for your area are easy ways to see what is coming up. Don’t miss out on a new and fun experience!
2. Ease into It
Start small! You don’t have to bite off more than you can chew when it comes to community events. Create small goals that are attainable, such as finding one or two events per month.
3. Ask around
You run into countless people throughout each day, don’t be afraid to ask someone if they know of any events coming up or ask about something you see that they are involved in.
4. Do Your Part
Dedicate time towards volunteering and doing your part to contribute to these events and the entire community. This is a fantastic way to meet those in the area and give back to the place you call home.
5. Your Turn
If you don’t find something that you love, create your own event! If you have the time, this is a great way to display your originality and creativity. The key is to find what you are passionate about and share it with others.
If getting involved in your community this year is on your bucket list, then use these simple steps to get ready!