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The Friendship Challenge

I have written a post on happiness before. In that post, I mentioned that one of my major happiness boosters is spending time with friends. My conception is that many people feel that way about having quality time with friends too. Making new friends also helps to foster happiness. As we maintain already built friendships, we should look for ways to make new friends too. Never feel like you do not need more people in your life unless the people that you have been meeting have characters that you find repelling. Being that I have a strong passion for social justice and entrepreneurship, I am determined to connect with people who share my interests, on social networks; go out to more events when I get back to Canada from my summer-long vacation and of course, be more outspoken about my interests. My aim is to meet people who share my interests, and build a friendship with such people. Also, by being more social I will have more sources of happiness added to my life. So, I encourage everyone to be well involved in their community and in life in general. However, make sure that you do not overcrowd your calendar with extra-curricular activities, even though they are useful. If you fill up your calendar with too much extracurricular activities in the midst of your daily tedious schedule, what should be fun would become stressful. Earlier this week, my friend, Jemmy, gave me a task which I have named The Friendship Challenge. She wrote: “I’m giving you an assignment: one new name by the end of the week”. “Hang out in common places and say hi! Should be an interesting experiment”. I was skeptical about it for a bit, then I thought it was a good challenge. I hate to be negative on this, but I don’t know how well I am going to fair on the “experiment” as I am in a new city for the summer, I don’t know the area well and using the pubic transport often, will cost some money. However, with the Friendship Challenge, I am determined to meet at least one new person every week. This challenge has given me somewhat of a happiness boost. I am transferring The Friendship Challenge to you too. The only exception is that you do not have to report to me. However, make a goal to speak to at least one new person by the end of every week. The person may not seem interested in following up with you, but give it a try. Give new friendships a try!

My Question For You

Have you ever had to do a Friendship Challenge? If yes, what was the experience like?  

Love & Peace,

Chiamaka.    

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