I am a small circle kinda gal who doesn’t have the time for drama (anyone else?)
Choosing four quarters over 100 pennies is my vibe, Quality over Quantity hellooo.
So here’s what I (try) to stick to in order to keep all my friendships in check.
+ Communicate Honestly: This is first on the list because it is the most important. If you are busy and want to cancel plans to chill at home a true friend will understand that.
+ Stay caught up however that looks for you. Social media makes it super easy to keep track of everyone you know and their highlight reels, but to actually know what’s going on in people’s lives I would suggest picking up the phone like it’s 1990. Texting would suffice, but in my book nothing says “I care” like a phone call.
+ Time batch to the max. If you only have time for one activity invite a friend to accompany you = two birds one stone.
+ Focus on YOUR friendships and not what other people are doing in theirs because comparison is the thief of joy. In the era of FOMO this is hard because it seems like everyone is living their best life every night. Buttt a wild night for me includes movies, mac and cheese and bed by 10 PM, and ALL of my friends get that.
+ Respect their needs. We’re all human, we all have bad days, be there for your people when they need you.
+ Go the extra mile. Add value to your bestie’s lives, actions over words <3.