I was thinking about all the things I've been missing out on lately. Yeah, that's not healthy, but it's the truth. If you want to hear more about that you can click here.
Anyway, since leap day is a thing, I've been thinking about making more out of my life. You know, creating some joy where there isn't any. I've been pouring myself into my work, and after a long day I come home and I'm exhausted. Sometimes I can't even peel myself out of bed. This is no way for a 23 year old individual to live.
So I thought of a few things I've done in the past to shake things up, and realized that life isn't really about resting...and feeling bored. It's about taking chances and kicking ass. So here are 5 ways you can make over your social life, even if you feel like you don't have friends to do it with.
1. Check out Facebook Events in your area.
This might seem a little contrived, and it is, but when you're new to somewhere and you don't have a lot of people around you can find a lot of fun stuff on the Facebook machine.
I found a totally rad David Bowie tribute art show for this weekend. Anything is possible.
2. Make a commitment to yourself to go out at least 3 nights per week.
This means yeah, you're going to have to pick a night that isn't on the weekend to go out. This doesn't mean that you have to get piss drunk. You just have to find something that interests you, whether it be a concert, a movie or just trying a new restaurant.
3. Make a list of things you enjoy and then, seek them out.
If you're a music nerd, concerts will be your thing. If you love books, exploring bookstores and historic writing spots would be up your alley. If you love nightlife, then you should probably look for club events! This is where number 1 can come in handy.
4. When you have a connection with someone at an event, make sure to exchange information!
Follow them on Twitter, add them on Facebook, get their Vingle ID, whatever! Just make sure you don't let them fade out into the ether. Following up with connections is how you make friends. I've learned that 10 fold out here in adult land. If you're just open to people and ask them to make plans, you never know where you could end up!
5. Force yourself out of the house, even if you don't have a plan.
I can't tell you how many times I've just driven around and found a little place that makes me happy. Even if you don't have a plan, just get yourself moving. Because the fear of missing out shouldn't be as great as the reward of going out.