More often than we realize, finding ourselves caught in a hectic and tight schedule is a common problem that many of us are familiar with. Having little to no time to spend with our friends and family is another issue that results from having a busy life and finding an efficient way to manage our time between our professional and personal lives can be hard. However, there are many ways in which we can make room for our loved ones without completely modifying our schedule, and here are some of them.
- Start with friendship goals. Even when it might sound a bit weird, making friendship goals every week or every month is a great way to spend time with our friends. Just as we do with business goals and personal goals, friendship goals like “Having lunch with a friend every week” or “Having a movie night with my friends once a month” will help us spend more time with them without much effort.
- Keep it simple. Sometimes we think that we need to make interesting and fun plans with our friends, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Keeping in touch and spending time together are essential parts of friendship and finding times to see each other and share a snack, a cup of coffee, a dessert, even a ride to work can be more than enough.
- Include your friends in your daily activities. If you and your friends are simply too busy to spend a night out or take a trip somewhere, including them in your daily activities can be a great way to share time together and catch up. Whether it is going grocery shopping together, working out, or cleaning up your house, these mundane activities can be significantly better in the company of our loved ones.
- Set a Friends Day every week. A very effective and really interesting way to ensure you can spend time with your friends once a week is choosing one day of the week and marking it as your Friends Day. You don’t have to make it a Whole-Day-Extravaganza, though. Just make sure you don’t have anything else marked for that day and invite your friends to meet you at a park and share a picnic, go to the movies together, or go have dinner.
“Friendship is the golden thread
that ties the heart of all the world.”