It’s true to say that the last year has been quite tough for friendships. Life issues and stresses aside, being unable to see one another as easily as we may have been before can sometimes drive something of an unspoken wedge between people, even with messenger apps, and even with zero hostility causing a rift.
Of course, we can’t blame ourselves for having a tough time this year. Ironically though, it’s the time where we might need friendship most. So, actively planning how we can meet with our friends and have a blast with them from time to time is not only fun, it’s tantamount to self-care.
After all, there’s nothing quite like belly laughing, or reconnecting, or expressing yourself through conversation, or simply enjoying some time with the people you trust most. We may have even taken this for granted before with social media apps that allow us near-instant communication, but truly, there’s almost nothing more confident and comfortable than meeting in proximity – provided you do so in a safe manner.
Let’s consider some of the best ideas to help reconnect with your friends:
Find A Worthwhile Venue
A worthwhile venue for a good night out, or a fun time, can be a great thing to find. For instance, Dueling Axes, an upscale axe throwing bar is known for its beautiful decors, amazingly interactive entertainment, and ability to enjoy a light competition between friends. In times like this, a little classy fun in that respect can help you blow off all the steam of the previous year. Activities that require thought in beautiful surroundings like this are hard not to appreciate.
Try Something Out Of The Norm
Why not try something out of the norm? It could be that you and your friends decide that in these tough times, you want to make a difference. Heading to a volunteer drive and bringing together resources for people in need, donating those donations, could help you bond and also come together in a cause that’s important for the both of you. Perhaps, in previous times, you may not have considered something like this. Alternatively, perhaps now you may think that it’s time to try an activity like Airsoft or Paintball now that you know not having the opportunity is very real. Adventure is what fuses friendships.
Join A Creative Project
Joining a creative project can also be a worthwhile use of your time. You and a friend want to create the perfect night for another friend, perhaps their bachelor or bachelorette party, and you’re considering using the venue as discussed above or wish to schedule your travels in the best manner possible. Perhaps a creative project could simply mean baking with a friend after you two have been obsessed with the Great British Bake Off. That kind of attention to detail and building something together, no matter what it is, can be one of the most enjoyable parts of your day.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily reconnect with your friends and have a blast – no matter how you choose to do so.