Close friends are one of the true treasures of life, and these precious relationships need tending to help keep them strong and healthy. In gardening, the plants that receive the most attention are the ones that grow strong and healthy, whereas those that are abandoned and isolated will often wither and decay. This is true for the bonds of friendship as well.
Attention and care is vital to maintaining your friendships and the best way to feed the bonds between you and your friends is by spending time with them. This article suggests a handful of potential activities that can help you to keep in touch with your friends and keep the bonds of friendship between you strong and healthy:
A brilliant way to entertain one another and chat is to watch something together. Watch parties are a great way to do this and whether you are watching a show together in person or you are watching together through an online connection, these events will be a brilliant way to bring you and your friends together. Sporting events, such as boxing, are often brilliant occasions for you and your friends to throw a watch party.
A great way to engage further with watch parties is to bet on the outcome of matches or to engage in drinking games with one another. These activities are so effective as they bring an element of interactivity to the watch party and often encourage interactions with each other beyond the bounds of the game itself.
Another great way to keep in touch and get together regularly, whether you’re close to one another or far away, is game nights. Whether you want to play board games, video games, or some mixture of the two like a tabletop simulator, you’ll be able to keep in touch and interact with one another through the common experience of sharing games with each other.
By getting together, online or in person, to play with each other you help to maintain your friendship and create a relaxed atmosphere where you can chat naturally. Everyone involved has the common topic of the game to get the conversational ball rolling and silence is rarely awkward because you all have something else to focus on, which makes game nights an ideal environment for catching up with one another.
If you and your friends are more of the adventurous sort, then you might like the opportunity to get out and stretch your legs together by mountaineering. The combination of hiking and rock climbing allows you all to explore while keeping your minds and bodies active, creating a memorable experience for everyone involved.
Not to mention the health benefits of mountaineering.
Paint the Town Together
Finally, if you’d rather something a little more traditional, you could always make a reservation for a meal and a get-together. Once you’re all together and fed you can wander around the city, visit bars and generally have a good time in each other’s company.
We hope these ideas have inspired you reach out to your nearest and dearest friends!
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