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We had an amazing trip last week, we had a lot of time to evaluate our goals and dreams. I spent the bulk of my introspection and planning periods looking at my professional goals and getting a feel for where I’d like to be in 2, 5, and 10 years. However, I also felt it was important to me to look at my personal life and dive into what goals I had for my relationships. We moved to a new state last year, and making friends has been scary and stressful. Putting yourself out there for connection is delicate! I don’t know if any of you are in similar situations and you’re trying to lean in and make new friends. Perhaps, you’re just trying to make your current friendships even more of priority in this new year, I thought I’d share my favorite tips for connecting.
- Pick up some Diet Coke® products from Walgreens, they’ve got some fun new flavors in these sleek 12 oz. cans. They look beautifully styled on a fun tray. They have some incredibly sassy new flavors like: Diet Coke® zesty blood orange, Diet Coke® twisted mango, Diet Coke® ginger lime, Diet Coke® feisty cherry. I sampled them all and looooooveeeed them.
- Invite your friends over. Make the first move. Be as bold as your drink flavors! This is where you have be proactive! Women want to connect, but we all get so busy sometimes we just need someone to name the time and place. Be the organizer!
- Have an ice breaker activity like discovering your guests’ mood with the cool mood detector on the Diet Coke & Walgreens: A Flavor for Your Mood Site. Head over to their site and find out your mood! Guests are invited to scan their thumb to find out their daily mood, and if you’re willing to share a pre-populated message describing your mood you’ll get a coupon to buy one, get one free! (winning!?)4. Sip your drinks, and get to know each other better. Spend time diving into each other’s hearts.
5. Make your friendships a regular priority. Drink up together and often. Welcome each other with a “me too” attitude and stick together. We were not put on this world to be alone, but instead to live in community.
6. Be vulnerable. Share your mess with others, you never know when they are privately hurting. Letting people see you in your weakness helps forge stronger bonds.