Activity friends may be the answer if you’re looking for ways to have more fun in life and keep making new friends as the seasons change in your life. Making new friends who share your interests has many positive benefits.
BENEFITS OF ACTIVITY FRIENDS
Consider these advantages of activity friends and strategies for getting together with them.
Our closest friendships are often based on shared experiences and values. Activity friends can be a more casual outlet that lets you meet and enjoy the company of new people who share your interests.
In our Friendship Circles, activity friends don’t have any ‘one’ particular circle… most of the time they start out as a friend around a function (that function being an activity) thus we would place them in the FF Circle, however, when a deeper connection is made it is then up to you to move them to the most appropriate circle.
Each circle, having its own criteria, determines where each person belongs for you.
EXPAND YOUR CIRCLE
There are a few seasons in our lives where it is more difficult to find new friends… after you finish school, when you are in between jobs, when you have finished studying, and when you are out of the workforce as a new Mum/Parent.
This is one of the great benefits of having activity friends… let your hobbies bring you into contact with others!
FEEL MORE CONNECTED
Having a partner or being part of a group turns any ordinary activity into a social event. Win Win 🙂
See if a neighbor wants to join you on Saturday mornings for garage sale excursions.
Spending time in the company of others and engaging in activities you enjoy are both effective remedies for stress.
Double the benefits by combining the two.
If you’re feeling lonely, you may inadvertently push people away by seeming anxious or needy. Switching the focus to an activity gives you a chance to make a better impression and gives everyone more time to get to know each other.
Lots of people are looking for friendship. You would be a great friend to someone. You will be enriching their lives too when you take a risk and reach out.
BECOME MORE ACTIVE
Sedentary lifestyles are contributing to an epidemic of disease and unhealthy lifestyles. Almost anything you do is going to burn more calories than watching TV or surfing the Internet.
ADD TO YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Progress comes with practice. Teaming up with others will help you stick to your [art] classes or improve your [basketball] skills.
Go out and make some new activity friends today. You’ll enjoy your recreation and help spread the happiness around.
Who knows? Your hiking companion or movie-girlfriend may even become an integral part of your life.
We all need to belong to ‘our tribe’ 💚
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