Last week I shared an article on the blog about the 10 friends that every girl needs…and how important it is to have a variety of different people in your life that meet your friendship needs.
Well, it’s all very well having these people in your life…but that is only half the story.
I’d like to ask you a question….
When I talked about the 10 friends that every girl needs I asked you how many of them you have.
So the next question is…when was the last time that you made time to spend with each of them?
We all know how busy life gets with work, relationships, the gym, families…there is a seemingly unending list of things that fill up our diaries.
We’re already a quarter of the way through 2012, and I bet if you look back you would say…”where has the last three months gone?”
How much time in that three-month period have you spent on pure, unadulterated time with your closest girlfriends?
The reason that I’m asking this is that the weekend before last weekend I had a brilliant time. I spent Saturday night with a fantastic group of people that ended up as a night boogying away with the girls. It was great. It was fun. It was just what the doctor ordered.
My Sunday was the way that all Sundays are meant to be. Me and one of my closest girlfriends started with a late brunch, catching up on everything that had been going on in life recently. We then wiled away the day wandering around Camden market in North London and spent late afternoon having cocktails and dinner in the sun on a roof terrace. Our evening consisted of drinks and snacks over a funny movie and more girly chats.
It was everything I needed right now…and I realised how long it had been since I had made time in my busy life to spend time just being with the girls.
Spending time with ‘the girls’ is so important. Reconnecting with the women in your life, having fun, catching up, swapping stories, just being together is something that we all need to do on a regular basis. Facebook and Twitter are all very well for day-to-day chit chat, but they are no substitute for time spent together in person.
I know that life has a habit of getting in the way of these sorts of things…but that only happens if we let it.
My best friend and I have the craziest of lifestyles. We’re both always manically busy and have to manage our diaries like a military operation. But it is so important for us to have time to see each other that once every few months we sit down and plan time, at least once a month, for us to see each other.
So the question becomes, how important is it for you to spend time with your friends?
So I’d like to set you a little 5-step challenge:
- Go back to the list of 10 friends that every girl needs and work out which of your friends belong on that list.
- Work out when you last saw each of the friends on that list in person.
- Contact each of the friends, especially those you’ve not seen in a while, and make a date to see them at some point in the next 2 months.
- When you see them, arrange the time that you’re going to see them next so that it doesn’t become just a one-off.
- Enjoy your time with your girls! 🙂