Having a friend and making sure you’re a great friend is important. Especially in the world we are living in, we all need someone to lean on. We all have felt alone in the past year + and we have really felt how crucial it is to have someone we can count on and someone that is always there for us. When it comes to friends, you not only want to surround yourself with great friends, but we also need to focus on being a great friend and providing the friendship to others that they need and are looking for. Here are a few practical tips to being a good friend and helping make the people around you the best they can be.
- Check in. Everyone has thousands of thoughts running through their head each hour. It is important that we take time out of our day, or at least a couple times a week to check in on those closest to you to make sure they’re doing okay. This might not be as important if your friend seems to be doing okay, but especially if you know a friend is carrying something heavy, check in often. You might catch them in their weakest moments when they needed you most. It’s important to note here, a lot of times we look around and see that our friends are busy and have a lot of weight on their own shoulders. Oftentimes friends won’t come to you with their issues because they are worried you have your own. Taking time out of your day and going the extra mile will go a long way.
- Carve time out for them. After a world that stopped the last year, it feels like this year time is spinning so fast. Make sure you don’t forget to check in and make time for your friends. It might be more difficult to find time, but if you plan a time and date, make it a mission not to miss out or fail to show up for your scheduled dates and times to get together.
- Ask about her health. Again, this can be personal, so we are really talking about those closest friends. Ask how they are doing, make sure they are eating and drinking water as they should. It is easy to get side tracked in this world and focus on things that aren’t as important. When we look at what we have been faced with most recently, it’s important that we put our health first. It also really helps if our friends continue to check in and make sure we are making our health a priority as well. So, check in. See if you can bring them anything, see what they’ve been up to. Be a great friend!
- Lastly, if she is pregnant and needs a friend, be there for her! If you aren’t sure what to do or what to tell her, give us a call. We are here to talk to and inform women as they face an unplanned pregnancy. Direct her to us, we want to help!