With all the social media today, we can connect with more people, in an easier manner than ever before. The problem is that many of our relationships with people can easily lack the depth that genuine relationships normally have.
Making and keeping friends isn’t always an easy task. Sometimes, you have to put a little work into it. Here are 5 easy tips for some simple ways to build genuine relationships.
Simple right? Get out of your home every once in a while and do something other than going to work. Play a sport, go to a mixer, or joining a club. Do whatever it takes to stay in touch with people.
Work in Public
Sometimes you need to get to a quiet place, where you can really concentrate, and get things done. Other times, however, you can set up on the patio of your local coffee shop and make room for people to show up randomly. Allow the unexpected to happen.
Pick Up the Phone
When you want to chat with somebody, don’t just shoot them an e-mail or text message. Get a friend on the phone and listen to each other’s voices.
Send a Note
A Facebook wall post or an encouraging e-mail is nice, but nothing compares to a thoughtfully handwritten note. Go the extra mile and show people that you really care.
Learn to Cook
Going out to grab a bite is great, but there’s something profound and intimate about inviting friends into the sanctity of you home to share a meal made by your own hands. You could even have fun and have everyone play a part in preparing the meal. It can be a lot of fun.
Genuine relationships are very important in our lives. It is worth the time and effort to develop these type of relationships. Sometimes you just have to unplug and make friends the old-fashioned way, you have to earn them.