Do you ever feel stuck in a rut, wanting to expand your friendships and/or create new ones, but unsure of exactly how to do it? Having good friends who build you up and make you better is an important part of your personal growth and development. As a human being, you need a social group, or a personal bubble filled with people who deeply care for you and would do anything for you. These friends should be good to you, there for you at your worst and at your best. This blog serves as a key, a guideline on how to get out of your comfort zone and make friends who will be there for you through the ups and downs, the highs and lows.
For those of you in high school or college, the first step is to join clubs. When you join a club, you typically join something you’re interested in. Whether its academics, social aspects, marine biology, the Pokemon Go Squad, or even a community volunteering organization, you will automatically meet people with similar interests. These interests help you bond with the people in the club. Each person is passionate about similar interests, hence the subject of the club, which will automatically link you.
Next, whether you’re in school or not, be yourself. Trust me, I know this sounds cliche, but it most certainly is not. If you are truly yourself, friends who care about you will come along. These friends will know exactly who you are, and want to stay around because they care for you and understand you. You want people to know exactly what you’re all about, so you can gain friends who choose you for who you are.
Lastly, always, and I mean always, treat people the way you want to be treated. You don’t just want to make friends, you want to make good friends–friends who will be there for you when you need them the most. You can only expect people to be there for you if you would do the same for them. While people might not always reciprocate this, you should always do your best to be nice to people. By doing so, eventually you will weed out people who do not truthfully care for you.
Stay true to yourself and you will make wonderful friends. Be patient, and understand how much you deserve them.