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If there’s one element in our lives that can help us find certainty in an uncertain world, it’s our friends.
I missed connecting, sharing and getting together recently . . . how about you?
If the pandemic and shutdown kept you from hanging out and having fun, it’s time to rekindle those friendships. In fact, with all the technology at our fingertips today, friends can actually be closer than ever – even if it’s just to quickly check in and let them know you’re okay. Millions of singletons created a buddy system to check on each other during isolation. And millions more friends showed up (big time!) to deliver groceries and do other odd jobs for friends who couldn’t go out.
If you need a true “inner circle” of friends you can count on and share life’s episodes with, here are some ideas for nurturing and growing these friendships:
- Stay connected. Don’t just text or post. When possible, log some honest-to-goodness face time by getting together for lunch, a movie at home, or even a road trip that keeps you all safe. When not in person, why not text something every few days like a funny post you saw or an inspiring quote or thought for the day?
- Unfriend, unfollow, delete. If ever there was a time you needed loving and exemplary friends, the past several months was it. But some friends are simply toxic. They have no place in your balanced, abundant, stress-free life. Talk to them about their behavior or unfriend them altogether.
- Reverse-engineer the friendships you want. If you know the kind of friends you want in your life – smart, successful, supportive people – look around for new friends and start plugging them into your life.
- Be a great friend in return. Show up, stand out, and take time for your friends. We all need help these days. Find out how you can be a better friend even if it’s just a phone call to catch up.
Are you doing something cool with friends as a result of the pandemic? Drop a comment below and share it.
Of course, having awesome friends and adding new mentors and advisors to your life is just part of the feeling of certainty that comes with the Oola lifestyle.
And it’s something I help others achieve as a certified Oola Life Coach. If you want to transform your world into one of balance, abundance and certainty, I’m here to help.
Message me and we can jump on a call to chat about it. Or go here to check out the 10-Week Oola Coaching Program I deliver for clients who want more balance, less stress, and more happiness in their lives.
For now, drop a comment below and share something you and your friends did recently that helped you get through the pandemic and financial aftermath. Together, we are Positively Powerful!