If you’re hoping to expand your social circle in the fall, but feeling a bit rusty after more than a year tucked away at home, Julie Melillo, a life coach in New York City, recommends making a small but concerted effort to talk to one new person a day. “It only takes 10 seconds to ask a check-out person how their day is going, compliment a stranger about their cute dog, or ask someone for directions,” she explains. “This will help you get more comfortable talking to new people, while hopefully spreading around some positivity along the way.”