17 Simple Things That Will Make You A Better Friend.
As we grow older, we have this expectation that we'll also grow wiser, but before we get there, we'll have plenty run-ins with inadequacy. It can feel crushing.
While it is important to have self confidence, don't think that you have to fake it. Not with friends. Don't be afraid to be vulnerable and tell them about your struggles. They may not be able to solve your problems for you, and you shouldn't expect them to, but they will be there for you.
Be more thoughtful when texting, messaging, or posting.
We're like speed racers when it comes to sending out emails or text messages, but we should really slow down. It's obvious when a friend takes some time to write out their thoughts and when they don't.
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Surprise them with random acts of kindness.
You can even borrow ideas you've seen on TV. One of my closest friends brought me a basket of muffins and it was exactly what I needed at the time. You don't need a reason to do these things, plus it's a lot of fun.
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Include them in your workout routine.
Most of our schedules are pretty packed, but that doesn't mean we can't see our friends. If you have a few yoga classes each week, invite them to one or both. Running or jogging is also a great way to spend time together.
Think about anything that is preventing you from growing closer together and handle it accordingly.
If either of you are holding a grudge, forgiveness is in order. Grant it or ask for it, but only if you truly mean it. Holding onto that negative energy is harmful for you and the relationship.
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