Building New relationships; Friendship edition
What are your chances of finding a blog post about building non-romantic relationships? I’ll answer that. Close to none but fortunately for you, this is one of the rare ones. We keep being told the how to’s with just our romantic partners but the benefits and importance of other relationships in our lives are not emphasized.
Why are friendships important?
Ever heard the saying “a healthy mind breeds a healthy body”? Well, now you have. Healthy friendships can prevent feelings of loneliness, depression, and even isolation and these all lead to poor mental and physical health conditions. Healthy friendships promote a healthy lifestyle that improves your quality of life and impacts your wellbeing positively. They may also make it easier to spot negative behaviours that you can improve on.
After a long day at work, school or whatever, all your body wants to do is relax and unwind. What better way to do so than with friends you are comfortable with? Not only can friends help you unwind but they can help you work through stressful situations by being a clutch. They can provide both mental and emotional support by encouraging, loving, and accepting you when you need it.
So, if you’re in a new location, starting a new work or school, or just looking to make new friends, here are some tips on how to build these new relationships.
A healthy friendship is like a blooming plant. It has to be nurtured for a long period of time. We should be patient and understand true friendship may take time. Also, remember that friendship never stops being nurtured as it will fade away without proper care. So go out there and be the social Bee I know you can be!