Socialising is a part of every person’s life. No matter how introverted you are, you must still have some friends or family that you feel comfortable around. Everyone needs that to stay healthy. Being confined in your home is not at all helpful for most people, and it is even harder for NDIS participants.
NDIS stands for National Disability Insurance Scheme. It is a disability support program started by the Australian government to help people living with any significant or permanent disability lead independent lives. This program provides a huge range of support for each participant, depending on their life goals. Some participants want to find a job, while others might want to have a good social life and for that, NDIS funds assistance with social and community participation.
This support allows you to take your support worker along in community activities. NDIS wants its participants to go out and meet new people so they can gain confidence and develop new skills and interests. You are allowed to take a support worker with you until you feel confident enough to handle the community activities yourself. In this blog, we will tell you how socialising benefits your mental and physical health so you can get it in your NDIS plan.
Have you tried staying in your house all day?
It makes you feel lazy and unproductive. You only wish to stay in bed and rest throughout the day. Which is normal once in a while. However, you cannot stay like that every day; that’s not healthy. Going out and meeting new people allows you to stay physically active, and you enjoy being a part of activities. It is not necessary to go out with people every day, but you can make a schedule that’s right for you.
Staying alone all the time can cause a lot of overthinking, and it is not good for your mental health. You need to be around positive energy so you can think about good things. When you are around other people, your mind doesn’t wander as much as when you are alone. You pay attention to their stories and laugh with them. It gives you a little getaway from your stressful life, and you will be able to feel more alive.
There are many people who find it difficult to communicate with other people, or they might think they don’t have anything to talk about. Socialising will help you discover new talents and explore new places with people. You can connect with the people who share your interest, or you might be able to find something new that you are passionate about. You can make it your hobby and keep yourself busy even when you are alone. This helps you stay active and occupied when you are at home.
Socialising has many mental and physical benefits for people, and one can only experience them when one tries to get out of their comfort zone and have fun.
If you are looking for assistance with social and community participation, reach out to EnableU. They are registered NDIS providers and have support workers to provide you with the best assistance.