There is something super special about knowing your neighbors. When you wave to and recognize the people who live near you it adds to your overall sense of well being. We are community oriented individuals and even if we are shy or tend to prefer to be alone we still need community.
Being a part of a community helps us to feel less alone, it improves our mood, helps with coping, and improves our lives tremendously.
One of the least threatening ways to get to know your neighbors is during holiday time. There are many holidays coming so take your pick and do something for your neighbors. It can be as simple as making cookies or getting themed cards. Go and meet your neighbors let them know who you are and ask for their name. Not only is it good for our wellbeing to be connected to our community but we need each other and inevitably at one point or another you and your neighbor will need help.
Humor me go out there and get to know a few of your neighbors. Let me know if this improves your life in any way. I am rooting for you. karla