This month of tips will be devoted to Friendship.
When you’re on the go, juggling career, life, and friendships, it’s easy to forget how to be a good friend. Sometimes, when catching up with friends on the phone, I realize I’d been on the phone for 10 minutes talking about what’s been going on in my life before realizing that I’d yet to hear anything about what’s been going on in theirs. Friendship is about what you and your friend can do for each other; it’s about balancing each other out. Here are a couple of great reminders about ways to strengthen your friendships:
TIP #3 – BE THOUGHTFUL: Kindness and consideration strengthen a friendship. If you are out food shopping, call a friend who lives nearby and ask if they need anything from the store. Do you see an item of clothing that would look great on a friend? Call them and let them know. Or just send a text to your friend to let them know you’re thinking of them. You’ll be pleasantly surprised at what your friends call YOU with in the future.
TIP #4 – GIVE AND TAKE: Friendship is a two-way street. Don’t monopolize your catch-up time by talking about what’s been going on in your career or personal life. Ask your friends questions, and pay attention to what they have to say. Don’t play with your phone while they talk; really give it your all. Life today is about multitasking, but friendship is about appreciation and communication.
If you missed last week’s tips, click here.
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~ Sherri <3