You might not need a partner to stay happy forever, but you may require your squad around you to spend endless joyous moments. Your life can be tedious and dull if you do not surround yourself with a group of heartful friends who motivates you to get tough things done and makes you cheerfully when you’re sad.
But, have you ever wondered as we grow older, why the number of friends starts dropping? Well, it’s quite normal. And we all go through this instance in our life.
Friends came into our lives to teach us a new lesson; some make us strong while some sabotage us, but one should always appreciate their friends. However, it’s okay to drift away from the people whom we once thought to spend a good friendship life-long.
So, instead of getting stressed that you don’t have any good friends to live with or hang out around, don’t think much; it’s actually part and parcel of the grand old process of growing up!
Never feel lonely and crying on such creepy stuff; everyone can make new friends, all you have to take yourself out of your comfort zone and explore new places and speak to people you would never usually speak to. You never know the person sitting next to you at the coffee shop can actually be a babbler around you.
Never afraid to initiate the talk:
Sounds easy, though it really takes enough courage to start a talk with a stranger. Suppose you are sitting at a coffee shop, and someone next to you is also sitting alone, reading a novel. Don’t be afraid here; get up, and initiate the talk. Start it by saying- Hey, It’s a nice novel. I have also read it and many other things related to that novel. Continue the chat, and gently you will become comfortable and omit hesitation.
Many of the times, the person who’s sitting alone is also looking for someone to talk to, maybe scared to initiate the talk. So, break the ice, leave your couch, and grab a coffee at the next beverage shop.
There’s nothing wrong if you are initiating the talk; the more you do, the more confidence you gain.
Every other individual is different, so don’t urge people if they show fewer interests in your things. What if they desire to do other great things that are unknown to you? Take an interest in their stuff; also, that is the root of a healthy friendship.
Life will be boring if you surround yourself with the same kinds of people. Moreover, you” ll never expand your squad; you are just stuck in a well. Don’t be close-mind; have an open conversation; you might learn something from every person you meet and find a new interest.
Say YES to invitations:
Ohh, so you have an invitation to a party? Say yes without giving a second thought. By saying yes, you are simply giving yourself an opportunity to make new friends.
Don’t be afraid of going out. Socializing is essential when it comes to meeting new friends. So, the next time if you’re getting invited, get dressed up and hit a party.
How about volunteering at events:
Give yourself a healthy boost by doing something good for others. With volunteering at local events, you will get to meet new people who hold the same interests in the cause as you. So, what are you waiting for, lace up your shoes, and heads to the next event? You never know when karma pays back for your good deeds!!
Get involved in your own hobbies:
Give yourself some time. Pen down your hobbies and find what you are good at. The more time you will give to your hobbies and things you love, the more happy person you will become. And happiness attracts people because it reflects a positive vibe and shows enthusiasm.
Suppose you are passionate about art, so joining an art class to get much knowledge about it can be a great idea. Perhaps, you get to make new friends who are also passionate about art. Hence, never stop learning, explore your inner hobbies; you never know what the next chapter is bringing for you.
So, the next time whenever you feel lonely, don’t lock up yourself. Go out and explore as much as you can. Grab a coffee and sit at your favorite cafe, build some confidence, and have sizzling conversations with the people sitting next to you. Soon, you will realize your squad is increasing, and you are becoming a much happier person.