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How to develop healthy friendships
Developing close friendships as adults can be difficult. Factors such as a busy lifestyle, conflicting schedules and different interests can make it harder to form close relationships that we can rely on for the good and bad times. These friendships normally take a back seat to our busy lives.
But as humans, friendships are not only important for our social life, but also our wellbeing. A study found that individuals with strong social networks may have a reduced risk of heart disease, depression and high blood pressure.1 Friendships can help reduce stress, boost our happiness, guide us in times of need, and improve our sense of self-worth and confidence.
Maintaining relationships or even making new ones can be hard, but it’s worthwhile to overcome that challenge. Many of us have developed friendships over the years that are special to us but have lost touch. You can rekindle those friendships by reaching out and redeveloping that special friendship you once had.
Making new friends as adults may seem difficult, however there are different ways we can meet new people and welcome them into your life.
Look out for COVID-safe community events around your neighbourhood. Find your local community centre and take a class or a workshop that may be of interest to you. This will help you meet new people who share similar interests.
Reach out to other ADF families
Finding other ADF families to connect with may be beneficial since they share similar experiences and can provide you with support if you need it. To find out more information on how to connect with the ADF families, go to https://www.defence.gov.au/dco/.
Take the first step
Invite new acquaintances to coffee or lunch. Someone has to take the first step to get to know each other and develop a friendship.
Find a local exercise class
Find a local personal trainer that takes small group exercise classes at your nearest park. Boot camps are a great way to connect and get fit with others. You can also enjoy a well-earned coffee or juice after your workout together.
Blog post written by Complete Corporate Wellness. Visit their website: https://www.completecorporatewellness.com.au/
- Agata Blaszczak-Boxe, “Strong Social Connections Linked to Better Health”, Live Science, https://www.livescience.com/strong-social-connections-may-improve-health
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