Struggling To Make Friends As You Get Older? Let’s Discuss

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. A important component of a healthy life is our friends and contacts. Sometimes it’s to find and make friends as we progress in life for any number of reasons. The following contributed post is entitled, Struggling To Make Friends As You Get Older? Let’s Discuss.

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When we’re children and eventual adolescent, many people find it easy to make friends. Or at least easier than adulthood. This is because in adulthood, you’re rarely forced to be with other people outside of at your profession. Even then, professional colleagues don’t have to become friends, and as more and more people work remotely, the chances of these relationships developing is reduced.

To put it simply, many adults feel that it’s harder and harder to make friends as they get older. They have to actively seek it out, and of course, choose to nurture the friendships that are actually gratifying as opposed to simply collecting contacts like many do in high school and university.

Moreover, moving somewhere new for work or personal reasons may completely separate you from your core contacts, meaning that greeting people anew and becoming friendly for them is essential. In this post, we’ll discuss how to make friends as you get older and what to do if that happens. Without further ado, please consider the following advice:

Considered Starting A Sport Or Hobby

A new hobby or sport, especially alongside other beginners, can be a great way to meet people who are all on the same level and willing to give a new activity a try. With these ace volleyball tips for instance, you can feel prepared and try a few new classes. This is a great way to socialize and exercise, and believe it or not, the physical activity can thoroughly reduce the anxiety you might feel when meeting new people. So don’t be afraid to give that a go.

Consider Meetup Groups In Your Local Town/City

There are thriving online meetup groups often run by people who were in your exact same situation, and most of the time, they’re actually pretty casual. Want to head to a local chess club? Enjoy board games? How about a writing or photography club? Even a hiking crew can be a fun thing to be part of. You’d be amazed at how many websites like this there are, with Meetup serving as one of the best examples. However, there may be some cool Facebook groups near you as well.

Strike Up Conversation From Time To Time

It can often feel as though making small talk is a way to annoy people, and of course, there’s a time and a place. It’s also a little much to talk to random people in hopes they’ll be your friend. But of course, it can’t hurt to greet the person you see everyday, to be friendly to your neighbours, and perhaps to invite someone you know for a coffee just to enjoy the day. We can often forget the value in a pleasant interaction, but it’s good to initiate them if we hope to have more of them in our lives. Provided you do so at the right time and place, you never know what will come of it. So don’t be afraid to put yourself out there.

With this advice, we hope you can get started on the path to make new contacts and have a great time doing so.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.

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