Making new friends gets more difficult as the years go by, especially when you’re a busy parent with a lot on your plate. Expanding your social circle can make your life more exciting and fun and here are some of the best ways to get it done.
After becoming a parent, it’s likely you’ll gravitate toward people who are going through the same thing. That’s why it’s a good idea to join new parent groups where you can meet other parents. By doing so, you can also expand your kids’ social circle because you can organize playdates with your new friends.
When you’re a busy parent, your time is extremely limited, and you can’t afford to waste it on things you don’t actually enjoy. That’s why you should focus on doing activities that will introduce you to people with shared interests, whether it’s attending a painting course or joining a hiking group.
Think Outside the Box
You’ll have to step outside of your comfort zone to make friends as an adult and start thinking outside the box. Meeting people online, through Facebook groups and apps like Bumble BFF is becoming increasingly popular. You can also reach out to other “lonely” parents during sports practices, play dates at the parks, and school drop-offs.