Psychologists agree: if you want to be happier, spend time with other people.
Although there’s no doubt there are some of us who need alone time to re-charge, cutting ourselves off from people for extended periods of time isn’t conducive to being happier.
We need people.
You need to accept the drink invitation, join some club, volunteer for something that you care about, anything you can think of to build the social part of your life. At no other time in history have we had the technology tools to stay connected to each other, but at the same time, there is no replacement for face to face connection and contact.
What social events or activities do you enjoy or make you happy?
You need to think about how you can spend as much time as possible around the people who bring out the best in you. Sometimes just hearing that friendly voice and knowing that person cares about you is a great booster to your self esteem and self confidence.