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Are you a gal’s gal? Many of us are. Studies show that staying close with your girlfriends is good for your health. Check out the following 5 useful tips to keep in mind when dealing with your girlfriends:
1. You’re Not Too Busy
Yes, people are busy. But we all have the same number of hours in a day. And if your girlfriends are important to you, it is suggested that you make them a priority. Get off of your phone and computer and make plans for lunch with a girlfriend. And while you’re at it, get rid of the time wasters you do on a daily basis so you can swap it out for quality time with friends.
- Meet New People
Even if you’re an introvert and prefer quiet nights in as opposed to going out and being around crowds, it is advised that you try to meet new people. According to life coach Stasha Nelson, the more you spend time with acquaintances, the closer you will feel to them. So ask a woman that you see in exercise class if she wants to grab a coffee later.
- Assess Whether Or Not Your Friendships Consist Of Doing What You Love
If we are constantly doing activities that the other person wants to do and not taking your own needs into account, then something is out of whack with the friendship. What’s the point in having girlfriends if you can’t be yourself? Here’s a tip: be honest with your friends. If they don’t like who you really are, then they aren’t worthy of your friendship anyway.
- Be Thoughtful
Acts of kindness are never overrated. Go out of your way to show your girlfriend how much she means to you. Once in a while it’s great to go that extra mile for your friend. Is your girlfriend having a bad day? Why not show up on her doorstep with a bouquet of flowers?
- Pick Up The Phone
Talking to your girlfriends on the phone—and no, we’re not talking about texting—can be the perfect way to strengthen the bond between you and your gal pals. Meaningful connections such as hearing the other person’s voice on the line and listening with the heart can do much to improve the lives of yourself and those you hold dear.
So what are you waiting for? Make the strong women in your life your priority and see how much more fufilled you are.