What do you do when you meet people you really click with? You feel like there might be a wholesome, hearty friendship there, but you just don’t have the time to cultivate it.
We all meet people who match our ‘vibe,’ and it’s a natural reaction to want to develop a deeper connection with them. But most of us are too busy to take the time out for this.
What’s worse is that it can’t be helped. Our lives and responsibilities require us to prioritize work over everything else. What’s left of our time is dedicated to family and other chores.
So what do we do? Is there even a way to break out of this and develop deep relationships?
Luckily, we have some tips.
Keep Communication Channels Open
Keeping all communication channels open gives you more room to stay connected with your new friends on the go.
It also makes it easy for both parties to reach out to each other in times of need.
So the next time you meet, make sure to add them on social media and get their number if possible.
Check Up on Them Regularly—But Make Sure It’s Meaningful
Checking up on your friends regularly is great, but most of the time, it ends up being small talk that’s over as quickly as it started—especially if you don’t have anything meaningful to say.
A good way to have an instantly meaningful conversation every time you catch up is to stay updated on what’s happening in their lives through social media.
See if you have anything to contribute to what they are doing, and then message them with intent.
Be Helpful and Ask for Help, But Do It With Tact
The best time to deepen a bond is when your friend needs your help.
Simply being there for someone means a lot to them, even if you’re just listening to what they have to say.
Another thing to remember is not to hesitate when you need help. Open up to them—but be sure to do it with tact.
It’s fine to be vulnerable and in need of someone to count on, but it is not okay to expect them to be your source of comfort.
Focus On Self-Growth
Focusing on self-growth helps you cultivate better and long-lasting friendships by making you a more rounded person.
A good way to accelerate your self-growth process is to try self-help tools. One such tool is the NIKU app.
The app works like a life coach or an online psychological counselor to help you pinpoint your unsatisfied basic human needs and meet them, making you mentally and emotionally stronger.
If you want to explore the NIKU method further, pre-order our book.