I radiate warmth and kindness. I start conversations. I practice my small talk at airports and coffee shops. I give others compliments and praise. I want them to feel comfortable and relaxed around me.
I listen attentively. I make eye contact and ask relevant questions. I let others know that I care about their opinions and experiences.
I share my thoughts and feelings. I allow myself to be vulnerable. I am genuine and authentic.
I extend my hospitality. I include others in my conversations at parties and conferences. I host parties and organize potlucks. I invite friends to join me on road trips and shopping sprees.
I laugh out loud. I am comfortable having fun and looking silly.
I cultivate close friendships. I earn trust by being reliable and considerate. I comfort others when they are struggling and celebrate when they are fortunate. I make time in my schedule for weekly coffee dates and fitness classes.
I build my professional network. I ask my coworkers about their families and hobbies. I follow up with intriguing colleagues from workshops and seminars.
I strengthen my community. I greet my neighbours and bring them cookies. I coordinate carpools and neighbourhood watches. I volunteer for local political campaigns and charity fundraisers.
Today, I open my heart and welcome others into my life. Being friendly makes me more joyful and interesting.
- How can I use my personal interests to meet new friends?
- Why do I sometimes feel awkward about being friendly?
- How does being friendly make my life more fun?