Practice Positive Affirmations
No matter what social situations you find yourself in, you're unlikely to make lasting connections if you don't reach out to people. I've totally been there! Working on your inner confidence is key to making friends, especially if you're on the shyer end of the personality spectrum. Practicing daily affirmations, like "I am funny, smart, and interesting. Anyone would be lucky to be my friend," or "I am outgoing and make friends easily. It's not difficult for me to talk to new people," can help change your mentality around the introduction process.