Building and Maintaining Friendships
Meaningful connections are a key to a happy life. We may feel like friendships should come naturally, but they can require real effort. Whether your aim is to make new friends or strengthen existing friendships, these tips and tools can help you find new ways to connect.
Join the free 7-Day SMS challenge
Get seven days of prompts with ideas for staying in touch and making new friends.
Text FRIENDSHIP to +1 (844) 934-1913
to join the free SMS challenge to jump-start your resolution and build habits that keep you connected.
Ideas for building friendships—Download the free PDF worksheet
Find easy ways to connect with friends, old and new, with this free worksheet. Want to make it more fun? Print it out, cut out the ideas and add your own, and put them in a bowl or jar to select at random.
Make a habit of staying connected with the Happier app
- Take a photo on your weekly coffee date with the Photo Log
- Check off each week you call or email a friend with Don’t Break the Chain
- Schedule weekly catch-ups with Accountability Partners
- Reflect on your daily interactions with colleagues with the One-Sentence Journal
Invest in beautiful tools to support your aims
Beautiful tools or gear can make your habit more convenient or more enjoyable to keep, and for some people, investing in an activity makes them more likely to stick with it.
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