Staying connected makes me happier and healthier.
I enjoy fun times. My friends remind me to laugh and play on a regular basis. I block out time in my calendar for movie nights and CrossFit classes. I schedule weekly tennis matches and ice cream socials.
I engage in deep conversations. I discuss sensitive subjects and big ideas. Talking helps me to see situations from a different perspective and clarify my thinking.
I deal with stress. I turn to my friends when I have an argument with my boss, or my car breaks down. They cheer me up for free.
I share support. My friends and I stand by each other through difficult times. I rely on them for pep talks and practical assistance.
I pursue my goals. I tell my friends about my dreams and ambitions. They help me to make concrete plans and stay on track. I feel more accountable and motivated when I have an audience rooting for me.
I learn about myself. My friends give me constructive feedback. They help me to understand my strengths and the areas where I need to grow.
I feel appreciated and secure. Knowing that my friends are on my side gives me confidence and hope.
Today, I let my friends know how much they mean to me. Their love and support help me to navigate difficult times and celebrate happy occasions. I cultivate our connections by communicating openly and giving generously.
1. If I was going to be stranded on a desert island with one friend, who would I choose?
2. How do I resolve conflicts with my friends?
3. What qualities do I look for in a close friend?