YOU ALWAYS SOCIALISE WITH THE SAME FRIENDS
It doesn’t matter how wonderful your friends are, if you spend all your time doing the same things with the same group of people (who are probably somewhat like you), it’s likely to get repetitive, and slowly you’ll grow even more alike. Meeting new people isn’t always easy, particularly if you are an introvert by nature. Look for situations where lots of potential friends are around and get involved. This could be at work or college, pursuing sports and hobbies or participating in community groups where you’ll have an opportunity to meet a lot of people with whom you already have something in common. Having many groups of friends from different generations, cultures and diverse backgrounds is life enriching and stimulating. Maybe you have a group of women you regularly exercise with, book club friends, perhaps a local mum’s group or those you volunteer with. They will stimulate new ideas and fresh interests, share different perspectives and give you a wider network to learn and get support from. As a result, you’ll become more open minded, dynamic and flexible.