As you grow up, you get busier with life. Of course, next to graduating from school is finding a job. When you are already working, there go ten times more responsibilities that await you and that you cannot really run away from. You chase after your dreams and grind in every way possible to reach them. No doubt, life gets busier and busier that time seems faster and faster each day. You notice and realize that even more when it’s the same thing with your friends whom you can no longer see as often as you did back then.
Individual goals, personal endeavors and self-aims are all part of your life. It’s normal and natural to experience some sort of distance with your friends when you literally get separated by distance and a whole load of busyness achieving all those. There are instances where friends grow apart and drift away from each other as these happen, as times change and as the world just gets busier every passing day. Eventually, when these things happen before you know it, you just accept the fact that life is like that sometimes, or simultaneous to that, do something to catch up with friends you’ve missed spending good times with.
Now, if you want to avoid missing out on a lot of happy and productive times with your chums, know that you’ve got to really go out of your way and double your efforts to stay connected with them. Take a look at this list that will help you out! Here are 6 ways to keep in touch with your friends amidst your busyness!
1 – Speak with friends through chat, text or call
Technology and the Internet have broken the bounds of time and distance, and the possibility of communicating with other people whenever and wherever you are is really real! No matter how close or far you are from your friends, you can be together virtually.
Speak with friends through chat. There goes every social networking application everyone uses today, led by Facebook and its Facebook Messenger. As long as you have access to the Internet and a well-working device, you can chat with friends online, anytime!
Of course, text messaging still exists although it has been overshadowed by social media apps in terms of speedy communication. When you don’t have a stable Internet connection, or when you don’t have an Internet connection at all, yet your card has a load for text messaging, that works! Furthermore, sometimes, people see text messages faster because they receive and see them even without Internet access.
If text messages are not sufficient for your long-on-hold conversations with friends, you can call each other too!
2 – Meet up and do healthy activities together!
You and your friends always tell each other “See you real soon!” when you do not really plan anything sure to see each other ASAP!
Make it sure. Meet up, and to make your reunion productive and worthwhile, do healthy activities together. One of the best and most wholesome ideas would be exercising.
Yes, plan to work out together. It could be through dance exercises that will surely excite and energize you, notwithstanding the tiredness of your body because the gladness in your heart overpowers it! You could also decide on an active sport where you and your friends can be competitive and skillful together! Or you may go to the nearest fitness gym, pick up the exercise equipment, and start going active!
3 – Invite friends over to your house
For close friends, you may invite them over to your house. You can cook for them, and enjoy a sumptuous meal from the comfort of your own home. See, it’s safer and more comfortable, plus you have unlimited time to bond and chit chat.
4 – Send them gifts during special occasions.
Asking for nothing in return, send your friends gifts during special occasions, particularly birthdays and Holidays. It could be a surprise delivery of the food they love or of anything you yourself prepare. You can deliver your present yourself, or have it delivered by the store you buy your gift from. Definitely, your friends will know and be grateful that you remember them, and you are with them even when you are away most of the time.
5 – Let them know you also celebrate their wins from afar
Many people post everything they want to share online. As busy adults or young adults, more often than not, you get updated about each other’s lives through social media. Whenever you see them post things they are happy and proud of themselves about, feel free to leave a kind comment of regards.
Congratulate them whenever there’s something to congratulate them for. Greet them on their birthdays. Express your happiness for them whenever you are happy about their achievements too. Let them know you also celebrate their wins from afar.
6 – Plan an annual reunion
Though the hardest thing to do with friends in the adulting era of life is to match schedules, still, do your best to make things work and to meet up without cancellations, even when there are delays sometimes. Plan an annual reunion. Even a once-a-year face-to-face bonding time would be great, so you can catch up and have a good time together!
FRIENDS FOR LIFE
The friends you have always cherished and have always spent a lot of your time with way back the less busier times – it’s surely hard to let them go and accept that you’re drifting away from each other. It happens in some friendships, but you can prevent that from happening to yours!
It takes extra time, effort and willingness to be able to keep in touch with these loved ones because you are all busy, and it’s hard to meet halfway when you are not even on the same road. Communicate, and be reachable. Catching up does not have to be filled with expensive things and experiences. Even just a conversation over a cup of coffee can be heartwarming.
You’re too busy with life, you might be forgetting to live. Stay in touch with friends that may make life busier sometimes yet happier!