Do you remember your childhood? If yes then you can easily recall that how easy it was to make so many friends. Anyone who would share chocolate with you, you would add him in your friend list and anyone you would allow you to ride his bicycle used to be your best friend. But when we become adult then it becomes very difficult to make best friends, this is not because it is rare to find new friends or there is scarcity of good people but because the level of our expectations crosses all limits.
Why we need good friends
But if you introspect and focus on few points then it is never too late to make friends, you can be of any age group or you may be at any place, if you are willing then you can easily expand and enjoy your friendship and friend circle. Good friends relieve stress, prevent loneliness and isolation, give us moral support, help you grow socially and also strengthen your health. Good friends are also required as: they are like hollywood movie “Stand by Me” Improve mood, Help you to reach your goals, Reduce your stress and depression, Support you through tough times as and when required, Support you as you age and Boost your self-worth.
But this should also be noted that you can collect the mob around you but true friendship don’t just happen but require great inputs.
Volunteering can be a great way to meet new people:
As you sow so shall you reap-this old proverb is as potent as its meaning is. By helping others you can develop your social skills, You can have enhanced personal and professional relationships and can have more fun to be around.
Meet more new people: If you have already passed your high schools and don’t have an infinite number of high school clubs or sports or summer camps to attend, then you should think of exploring ideas to join such activities so that you can increase more social encounters.
Walk a dog
Dog owners often stop and chat while their dogs sniff or play with each other. If dog ownership of dong like pitfall isn’t right for you, volunteer to walk dogs from a shelter or a local rescue group. You will definitely find local friends through this.
Attending Events to interact with local people
Attend art gallery openings, book readings, lectures, music recitals, or other community events, enjoy other events like cycling, camping, canoeing, canyoning, caving, disc golf, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, kayaking, mountaineering, photography, where you can meet people with similar interests. Check with your library or local paper for events near you.
Track down old friends via social media sites
When you meet with your friends after few years then they respond with great enthusiasm and if you can sustain friendship by contacting them regularly then you may take friendship to whole new level. Tracking down old friends through social media like facebook could be an intelligent step for re-discovering and strengthening friendship.