Remember when you were in preschool and making friends was the easiest thing in the world? All you had to do was share your snacks or color together and all of the sudden you are BFFs. As we get older, it becomes a lot harder to make friends. Why is it like that? Who knows, but all I know is that making friends in high school is super intimidating, especially if you’re a shy girl. It’s hard to put yourself out there! Not everyone can just sing a duet together and become inseparable from that moment forward, even though that’t what High School Musical wants you to believe.
But believe it or not, you can actually make friends without having to work really hard for it, or being super outgoing. There are some simple ways to meet and hang out with people that are so easy that any lazy girl can do it. Especially in the age of social media and our online personas, it can be really easy to form a friendship with someone, without having to do the old “I’ll have your parents call my parents and we’ll set up a play-date.” thing. Check out these easy tips on how to make friends, the lazy girl way.
Add Them On FacebookA super-lazy but effective way to make friends is to follow them on social media. That way, when you see them IRL in school, you can say something like, "hey, I saw that pic your instagrammed at the beach this weekend, I LOVED your suit! Where did you get it?!" It's a good way to spark conversation AND compliment your new BFF, plus you'll know a lot more about them if you scroll through their feed for a bit. Image Source: iStock
Steal Your Friend's FriendsOkay, you don't actually have to "steal" them, but you know what I mean. You know how we all have that ~one friend~ who is super popular and loved-by-all? Well, it might be not be a bad idea to hang around her for a bit. She can introduce you to new friends and you'll be just-as-popular in no time! Image Source: iStock
Join A ClubI know joining a club doesn't seem like the lazy thing to do, but hear me out. Some schools can have some really fun clubs, like a fashion club or yearbook club. You can join and get to know people who are interested in things that you are interested in! Image Source: iStock
Cut Out A Bad FriendYou may not realize it, but sometimes you need to loose bad friends in order to make new friends. Certain friendships can be toxic, which might be holding you back from meeting awesome new people. So, if you feel yourself being suffocated by one friend, maybe try to distance yourself. Image Source: iStock
Reconnect With Old FriendsRemember your 5th grade BFF that moved away? Look them up! With social media and the internet, it's so easy to reconnect with old friends, so you don't have to go out and make new ones. Super lazy, super effective. Image Source: iStock
Sit Somewhere NewSitting is a lazy thing, right? What if you try sitting somewhere new? Maybe pick a new lunch table at school, or move desks in your class to sit next to someone new. You can even offer to share some food if you as a conversation starter. Everyone loves food! Image Source: iStock
Start A Study GroupGetting help in school is important. This is where new friends can be made! You can join or even organize study group in order to make new friends while learning at the same time. Multitasking is great, right? Image Source: iStock
Are you going to try any of these tips at school this year? Tell us in the comments!