If you want a good life, you should put friendship on the menu. This friendship recipe will empower you to make new friends as an adult.
Write down all the positive attributes that you bring to the friendship table. Also write down what you need in a friend. This could take up to or exceed 30 minutes.
Read Dale Carnegie's "How to Win Friends & Influence People" and/or Vanessa Van Edwards "Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People." Remember to write your key insights down. This step varies depending on your reading speed.
Set aside time to cultivate friendship. This might be:
- 15 minutes per week to phone a friend
- actively showing yourself friendly twice a day
- volunteering 4 hours a month to an organization where you can do good (and meet cool people)