Better Bonding with Your Besties

23 June 2017

Staying connected to your friends can get harder as you get older. You start to grow your own family and focus on your career, and it can be hard to leave room in your life for old friends. Some people might even move away, making it even more difficult to stay in touch. It's important to find time to bond with your friends if you want to stay close, even if you can't be as close as you once were. If you're worried you might be losing touch with some good friends, maybe some bonding time is in order. There are lots of activities you can do together to reconnect and stay connected.

Have a Night Out (or In)

A night out with friends is always a good bet for having fun together, and there's plenty you can do. It's also a good way to leave behind the responsibilities of your daily life for an evening. You could choose to go out for a meal or drinks, see a movie, go bowling, or maybe see a concert together. The classic girls' night out like you'll find at is a good bet if you're looking for a wild time with some girlfriends too. Or, if you don't feel like a night out, a night in can be just as good. Make your own cocktails, cook dinner, and catch up on everything.

Try a New Experience Together

Doing something new together is a great way to bond. There's nothing like being a bit scared about trying something for the first time to bring you together with your friends. You can support each other and offer encouragement to anyone who's feeling a little hesitant. You could try something active, like climbing or whitewater rafting. Or maybe you would prefer to do something a little more sedate, such as a cooking class or a book group.

Connect More When You're Apart

It's not always easy to find time to spend together when you all have adult lives to live. Staying in touch regularly can help to keep everyone close. If you don't already, it's a good idea to establish some ways you can all contact each other easily. Set up a group chat on your preferred messaging app so you can all exchange messages whenever you want. If you think of something you want to say to your friends, it's easy to do it in a few seconds on your phone. Try for some tips on staying in touch with friends who are long-distance.

Take a Trip

If a short few hours together doesn't cut it for your group of friends, how about going away for a while? You could take a weekend or maybe even longer to spend some quality time together. You don't have to go far if you don't want to. It could just be to a hotel nearby. However, you could also take a trip further afield, shut yourselves away in a cabin, go on a hiking or cycling trip, and much more.

Stay in touch with your friends by organizing some fun things to do together. You might not see each other as much as you once did, but you can still stay great friends.

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