Is it hard making friends or is it difficult to find the time making friends? Sometimes it can be a combination of the ones above, and sometimes you don’t even have an answer to why you’re not getting any friends. In this blog post, I will tell you why I find it important to have friends, and I will try to give you advice to how you get them and give examples of the easiest way for you to make friends. Read along and learn with me – I hope.
Friends make us grounded and healthy
The different relations we have in our life have a great impact on our personality, because for every meet and conversation we have with others, it shapes us to the ones we are now. Other people are shaping our behavior, because in every interaction we evaluate the other person’s mood, talk, body language and reaction. And all this is making us the people we are, because the evaluating of our friends are used to develop ourselves as human being and affect our way of life and how happy and healthy we are.
3 ways to meet new friends
- Meet strangers
The first thing you can do in an effort to make friends is to reach out and talk to strangers. You will not loose anything on doing this. You can start by commenting on the weather or bus schedule at the bus stop, asking others for help in the gym etc. Only your imagination set the limit.
- Sign up for activities
One of the most effective ways to make friends is through shared interests, and this will be current, if you sign up for an activity you have a genuine interest in. That could be knitting, chess, karate, running club, nature club etc. Find out and get activity suggestions about, what is interesting and happening where you live on our upcoming mobile app once it is launched – remember to sign up at our homepage to be one of the first to try it out!
- Use your network
Open up to the people you already know – like family, colleagues, running partners etc., and if they have friends that you also feel a connection with, take advantage of that, and start converse with them, and dare to be you.
How to become a great friend when you’re shy or an introvert
Two words: Be honest. It can be hard to open up to a friend, but it is the first step, is the hardest. The easiest process in this friendship chaos (trust me, it is a chaos for a lot of people, you’re not alone!) for you is to be open-minded. Dare to be you – also with your imperfections, because we all have imperfection. Our imperfections often connect us and make us human. Be patient. Be kind. And most of all, listen to yourself and know your boundaries, and if necessary communicate these to your new friends.