Whether you are juggling babies and sports practice or heading into the first day of a new career and deadlines stacking up on your list, or somewhere in between, we all have busy lives. I get it. You are busy, we are all busy. In our fast moving days, when you finally do a few moments of peace and rest and just want to chill out on the couch in your favorite pair of leggings and not have to put on real pants to make small talk with a large group of people you call friends who get together once in I get it.
I don’t know about you, but that’s just really not how I roll. As I have gotten older (and wiser), I have gotten extremely intentional with my friendships. However, they are harder to sustain as adults,
Forever friends have a special place in my heart. The older we live the more we have. Some friends are only for a chapter in life but that doesn’t change the bond and we can pick up where we left off even if we haven’t spoken in a long while.
Friendships are not a luxury. They’re a necessity if you want to thrive in your personal and professional life.
Adult friendships are hard, but don’t have to be all or nothing. A simple text can go a long way. Yes, we are all busy and yes, it’s hard to jump on the phone.
Building relationships with people outside our immediate and extended families is critical to our wellbeing, but so many of us forget to prioritize it because we’re too busy taking care of other people or prioritizing our careers.
I was listening to a podcast a few days ago about friendships and the idea of a simple text can go a long way and there is probably a reason that you are thinking of someone at any given time. The text can just be “Hey, thinking of you. No need to respond but wanted to let you know that I am around if you need me.” Or “Hey, just checking in to say hello.”
The data shows that prioritizing your friendships is the #1 indicator for success! Friendships are not a luxury. They’re a necessity if you want to thrive in your personal and professional life.
Remember, a simple text goes a long way (actually I got one last night and it lifted my spirits after a hard day).
I challenge you to reach out to 3 people today that have been on your mind. Send them a simple text or message on social just let them know you are thinking of them.
Even if you’re the only one initiating it and don’t get the same back.