It’s fairly easy to make friends when you are younger, but it is a little harder when you are older. As we age, we become set in our ways, and sometimes that can make us less open to meeting new people.
Moreover, our beliefs and interests change, so we aren’t willing to just be friends with anyone we meet anymore. We want to make friends with people who hold similar values and interests.
Friends are incredibly important because they provide us with support, love, and companionship. We all need friends. Making friends should be a lifelong venture.
If you are someone who is struggling to make friends as you get older, here are 15 affirmations that can help you make friends as someone over the age of 30.
1. I’m Not Afraid To Make Friends
This simple statement will help to boost your confidence and remind you that making friends is a good thing.
Even if past friendships didn’t work out, that doesn’t mean that new friendships have to be a struggle or end poorly. Don’t close yourself off when it comes to making friends.
There’s no reason to be afraid of making friends. It can only enrich your life.
2. I Go To Places That Interest Me Often And Engage With People There
A great way to make new friends is by affirming to yourself that you go to places that interest you often and engage with people there.
This could mean going anywhere from a soup kitchen to a nightclub. What’s important is that you’re going to places that interest you so that you are more likely to find people who are interesting to you.
The more you go out and engage with people, the more likely you are to make friends with new people.
3. I Release Judgments About What A Friend Would Look Like For Me
As kids, we don’t have judgments when it comes to friends. We allow anyone who wants to be our friend into our lives. As adults, we judge people more and are less willing to be friends with certain types of people.
This affirmation can help you let go of any preconceived notions about what a friend or a friendship should look like. It can also help you open yourself up to new possibilities and experiences.
You never know who will make a great friend until you get to know them and experience what a friendship with them is like, so don’t close yourself off from anyone.
4. I Talk To People Whenever I Get The Chance
This is a great affirmation to affirm to yourself if you find making friends difficult. It can help you ease your anxiety and remind you that talking to people is the first step in making friends.
This affirmation will also help you look for opportunities to talk to people and make friends. When your focus is on talking to people whenever you get a chance, you will see more opportunities to do so.
5. I Listen More Than I Talk
This affirmation can help you become a better friend. Listening is an important part of communication and of being a friend. It shows that you care about what the other person has to say and that you are interested in their life.
If you have trouble making new friends, you may want to pay attention to how much you listen as opposed to how much you talk. There’s a good chance you are talking too much, which makes you less interesting as a friend.
6. I Make Time To Meet New People
As we get older, our time becomes more and more valuable. We spend it doing things we want to do and things that help us achieve our goals in life.
If you want to make new friends, then you need to be willing to make time to meet new people.
This means making time to go out and do things and be in places where potential new friends could be. It may mean giving up time at work or with family or engaging in hobbies.
7. I Make Time To Nurture New Relationships
If you want to make friends, you need to affirm to yourself that you will make time to nurture new relationships. This means being present when you are around potential new friends and making an effort to get to know them better.
It also means saying yes when new friends want to get together. You must be willing to engage and strengthen your relationship, and not just when YOU feel like spending time with someone else, but also when they feel like spending time with you.
8. I’m Willing To Find Friends Online
If you are someone who is shy or has difficulty meeting new people in person, then this affirmation can help you be open to finding friends in a different way,
This doesn’t mean that you should only have online friends, but it can be a great way to meet new people and expand your social circle.
Even if you are not shy, keep yourself open to making new friends online. Don’t close yourself off from the idea that you can make friends online and you can make really good friends!
9. I Find Reasons To Stay In Touch With People
This affirmation is important if you want to keep the friends you have and make new ones.
If you want to make friends with someone, find a way to stay in touch with them. The more you talk, the more likely you are to be friends.
Moreover, it can be easy to let relationships lapse, especially if you are busy or live far away from someone. But, if you affirm to yourself that you will find reasons to stay in touch with people, then it will become a habit and you will be more likely to keep in touch with the people you care about.
10. I’m Not Afraid To Be Vulnerable With My Friends
This affirmation can help you be a better friend and have better friendships.
Being vulnerable means being honest and open with your friends about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. It can be scary to do this, but it is important in order for friendships to be strong and meaningful.
11. I’m Willing To Try New Things
If you want to make new friends, then you need to affirm to yourself that you are willing to try new things. This means being open to new experiences and not being afraid to step outside of your comfort zone.
The more you put yourself out there, the more you will meet new people, make friends, and maintain friendships.
12. I’m Alright With Rejection When Trying To Make Friends
Making friends can be difficult and sometimes you will be rejected. This is okay and it is nothing to be ashamed of.
If you affirm to yourself that you are alright with being rejected once in a while, then it will become easier to handle and you will be more likely to keep trying to make new friends.
13. I Value Genuine Friendships And Let Go Of People Who Aren’t Capable Of That
This affirmation is important for two reasons.
First, it affirms to yourself that you value genuine friendships. This means that you are willing to put in the work to find and maintain friendships that are based on mutual care and respect.
Second, it affirms to yourself that you are willing to let go of people who aren’t capable of having genuine friendships. This means that you are not going to waste your time on people who don’t treat you well or who don’t care about you.
14. I’m A Good Friend And People Like Me For That
If you want to make friends, be a likable person. If you want to keep friends, be a good friend.
The more you affirm that you are a good friend, the more you will act in ways that make you a good friend. And making and keeping friends will be much easier.
A good friend is:
- honest and open
Therefore, make sure you develop and maintain those character traits.
15. I’m Not Afraid To Be Myself Around Others
Being comfortable with who you are will help you to attract more friends. And being yourself around others will help you maintain friendships because you are genuine, which is a desirable quality in a friendship.