Understandably, when you’re the new person in a group that’s known each other for quite some time, it would be particularly difficult and awkward joining in the conversation.

Conversations with people you’re not too familiar with can be fairly awkward as you don’t have enough information on them to carry the conversation forward naturally. There are, however, topics that are safe and still fun enough to talk about with everyone.

Saying “thank you” has become such an automatic response that it tends to lack the sincerity that it should. Showing genuine gratitude is something that is often forgotten, and taken for granted. To the people in your life who deserve all the thanks, here are a few creative and personal ways to say “thank you”.

We get it – sometimes, socializing can be a terrifying thing, particularly when you’re not the most extroverted person. However, socializing is a necessary activity we all must participate in and how well you socialize with the people around you can affect your relationships with them.

We often dive into projects, activities and commitments that take time to come to fruition, or smaller projects that lead to another then another and another. So sometimes, we burn ourselves out, get bored with what we’re doing, or lose interest in it all. Sometimes, this feels like you’re stuck in a non-moving traffic jam. When you find yourself seeking motivation, remember:


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Mary Claudette Balangitan, 22

DLSHSI College of Medicine

I was that shy kid back in high school. I was a total wallflower. I didn’t know how to handle the challenges at home, school, social groups, and my own personal life so it reflected on me. After graduating from high school, I did what I can to improve and I’ve been wanting to break free from whatever that was blocking me mentally. So, I discovered this and it helped me realize that self-awareness and balance is the key to a happier life.

Jayzely Eroko Lacnit, 16

OB Montessori Center Inc., Grade 11 Personality Development Level III

John Robert Powers made me realize a lot of things. I realized that I always had the potential to do many things that I thought I couldn’t. “Self-confidence comes from within,” I was told. The only thing that’s stopping me from doing things is because I always told myself that I couldn’t. I learned that looking good and presentable on the outside will help me look and feel confident, which is true. People will look up to me and think I’m confident and intelligent. My point is, as long as you believe in yourself, you can do wonders. I’d like to thank JRP for making me realize that.


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