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I lived in NYC for eleven years, tend to make friends easily, and I had a large network I took for granted. As we grow older, some may be married with kids, while other friends are single and having fun. But we all know that friendship is important— even research has equated friendship with happiness.
A study found that the frequency of socialization is positively associated with life satisfaction. While making friends as an adult can be tough, the best part about making new friends is an ability to create healthier friendship patterns. New friendships give you a clean slate, the opportunity to learn from mistakes in past friend relationships and forge new ones that have even stronger ties. You can find the friends who will most compliment you and help you achieve a more fulfilling life, people who you can be there for, too. Think about the things you wish you had more time to do.
Are you a tennis player whose racquet has grown rusty? a tennis group. Pro tip: although many sports leagues are inherently social, you may want to look for a group that has a built-in social component to ensure conversation beyond the net. Check out community colleges or language institutes in your area, and consider convening a study group outside of your class to practice your Spanish or a writing group to take these new friendships beyond the classroom.
Find a cause that you believe in, and volunteer your time. If altruism is something you value in a friend, this is a great way to meet someone whose values align with yours. Live in downtown Jersey City and love the Gilmore Girls?
Just lost a parent or just got divorced? Struggle with your mental health or live with a chronic condition? Consider looking into a support group.
Your Talkspace therapist could help you find a more clinical group, but some are more informal. Create it yourself. Know that initially your group will probably be pretty small, but this allows a way to get to know people in an even more intimate setting.
But this discounts that it is social media. It has the power to connect us with others. Or take any of your interests above, for example, and find an online community you can then take offline. She primarily writes about fitness and mental health, and she documents her own mental health journey on her blog, Preppy Runner.
She also is a certified yoga teacher, run coach and personal trainer.
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