Are you making time for friends?

The Thrifty Issue motto is not only about saving on money, but also saving on time and stress as well.

Fitting our friends into a busy schedule is not always easy to do. With late nights, early mornings, exercise, kids, work and family … can we also make sure we have enough time for our friends?

Are you making time for your friends-

If you’re lucky enough to have all your friends part of the same group, catching up can be as easy as getting everyone together on a designated date each month and you’re done!

Some of us have friends scattered all over the place however, and find that individual catch-ups can be difficult to squeeze into our busy schedule. Before you know it, six months has passed and you haven’t seen or heard from quite a few of your friends.

Are you happy with the amount of time you spend with your friends?

I enjoy the time I spend on my own and with my family, however I certainly wish I could spend as much time with my girlfriends as I used to in my younger years. I really miss that “best friend” relationship I used to have with a few close friends, and whilst they are still my “besties“, we just don’t get to share like we used to. I can also say that my husband is now my “bestie” and we have heaps of laughs and share moments and ideas. But it’s not the same!

Facebook and other social media’s are a great way to keep in touch with friends, but are they replacing that all important face to face contact we used to have?

A simple way of keeping in touch with your friends is to keep a basic schedule.

Write down all your friends names, and then mark out their key commitments so you know what days they are free for catch ups. Match that up with your own free days, and get organised to either ring for a chat or arrange a playdate! (playdates can be for adults too – not just kids!)

Don’t neglect your friends … they are very important to your health and wellbeing. Friends are for sharing fun, laughter, stories, clothes, sadness, grief, company, love, time, books, coffee…

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2 Comments

  1. A great question here Thrifty and a challenge that I’ve found and continued to find more now that there’s a GF on the scene 😉

    For me it’s really about being deliberate about taking the time off to do it while at the same time acknowledging that it’s not always going to happen

    Great post here and liking the start of your blog :)!

    • The Thrifty Issue

      Oh, new relationships make it a challenge to balance time, haha. Definitely agree about being deliberate with your time. And thank you!

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