Do you remember when you said you will be best friends forever? When you and your childhood best friend used to spend every day together? As you grow older, maintaining meaningful relationships with your friends becomes more difficult. Whether it’s the responsibility of a full-time job, family engagements, or all the other commitments adulthood brings, it seems that a lot of times friendships take the second place on our list of priorities.
We are yet to hack this work-life balance, but for now, here are our top four tips on maintaining healthy friendships when you’re living on a busy schedule.
You probably saw this one coming, but sometimes the most obvious things are the ones we tend to neglect. Keeping in touch and being present in each other’s life is where it all starts.
This can mean grabbing a coffee with your best friend or perhaps it’s been a while since you last spoke to the international friends you made while studying abroad. No better time than the present to check up on them.
Start a routine
Whether it’s regular meetups or texting each other every other Friday, try to cultivate routines with your friends. It’s more likely everyone will stick to the plan, if the meet-up is a regular happening and it helps not having to try to match everyone’s schedules every time you want to get together.
Make personal, small gestures
Personal messages tailored specifically for your friends will help show just how well you know and care about them. And we have just the right suggestion for you: refer a friend to Lebara Mobile and we will reward you both with a £5 Amazon voucher. Maybe you can even spend your vouchers on something you can use together!
Be there when it counts
It’s understandable that you won’t have time to see your friends every week, but being there for them when it counts is really what friendships are all about. Remember the special dates and make sure you’re there for your friends when they need you most.
If reading this made you think of that one friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, perhaps it’s time to start a conversation with them. Introduce them to us and not only will they be benefiting from our mobile plans and special offers, but we will also send them a £5 Amazon voucher. Plus because at Lebara it pays to have friends, you’ll be receiving a £5 Amazon voucher too.