If you want to value your friend you have to keep them no matter how far away or busy you are. As the years pass, some people will stay by your side, but many won’t, and you will hardly realize that every friendship is significant of every ounce of your effort.
You can be a great friend despite the distance. Regardless of how busy you are it is very important to maintain and develop your social circle. I believe that being able to spend time with your friends and enjoying their company is to help you fight the stress and loneliness.
You have certainly deserted your friends during your busiest of times, but there is always way to reconnect and rekindle. Let us try to use this four approaches on how to be a better friend no matter how busy you are.
1. Call to meet up your friends for happy hour, coffee date, dinner or movie date . It can be tough with busy schedules but it doesn’t have to be everyday, at least every few weeks.
2. Remember them in any special days like birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. You could reach out to them personally, with facebook, text messages, calls, emails, cards or other social media. Just let them know how important they are to you. Take note of the momentous dates and schedule them into your calendar.
- Maintain contact. If one friend moves far away, always keep in touch. It would be thorny for your friend to have a new environment, a new job and no friends at near. Keep on checking and cheering, especially if they’re having a hard time. Make sure they don’t feel like they’re all alone.
4. Support each other when things get rough. Do what you can do to help. Never say you have no time to listen. Don’t complain especially if the person is still struggling. Never gossip your friend’s problem.
Let us not ravage a wonderful relationship to fall prey to the foolishness of our chaotic schedule.
I hope these tips give a helpful reminder to keep your friendships healthy and strong.