Hello and welcome! Today’s post is all about making new friends as an adult. I know for me personally, it’s not as easy as it sounds. I have struggled with making quality friendships and building a support system around me. And today that is what I want to share with you. I want to share with you how I built friendships around me and what I did to keep them going. Because these things don’t always happen overnight.
Show up in a new place.
If you are always looking for friends in the same place, you may not have a lot of luck. Trying new places can help you expand your reach and meet new people. Whether that means joining a night class, going to a Sunday School class, or finding some online mediums, going to new places can help you find new people. If you aren’t having a lot of luck, don’t just sit still. Get up and move on to the next place.
Be confident with who you are.
This is a scary thing, especially if you are a young adult just starting out. We are often unsure of ourselves and it can be intimidating to get out there and be comfortable in our own skin. However, I can speak from experience that it is so worth it. The more comfortable you are with yourself, the more comfortable others will be with you as well. So do your best to work on your own confidence and get it where it needs to be in order for you to feel comfortable cultivating new friendships.
Just like romantic relationships, friendships should have intention. You should know what you want and what you value in a friend. Everyone looks for different qualities and wants different things. Therefore, knowing what you want ahead of time will help you find people who mesh well with you and that you want to move forward with. Intentions are extremely important and can help a ton when it comes to building quality friendships that will last.
If someone invites you somewhere and you have the time to go, then go. This is a great way to authentically meet new people and start new conversations. If you always stay at home and never venture out, you can’t expect to make real connections that can blossom into friendship. So if you are invited, take a chance and step out. Do yourself a favor and get out of the house. Meet new people and socialize.
No one is perfect. We all have bad days. And part of having real friendships is being able to be vulnerable about how you are feeling and what you are thinking. So show up on your bad days. Get out of the house on days where you feel like just laying in bed all day. Show up for yourself. Know your worth and find friends that you can confide in. You deserve that.
Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you find this helpful. Let us know your thoughts in the comments and then head on over to our Facebook group and start making some new friends! I will be over there for the next hour so I hope to see you and talk to you!