Welcome back to another ‘5 Things’ Friday!
As I get older I notice that time with friends has become very centered around eating and drinking. Although these things are fantastic to do, it doesn’t hurt to add a little variety!
Go for a walk together
When the weather is good, I love going out for walks with friends. I especially love walking on the beach on a sunny day. There is just something about the endless sand and water that makes me contemplative.
Go to an exercise class together
What a great excuse to get together once a week! Not only is it a great way to catch up with a friend, but it keeps you motivated to keep going to the gym. Classes are a lot more fun to do with a friend and you are less likely to stay at home in front of Netflix when a friend is waiting on you. My favourite classes to do at the gym are yoga and barre.
Join a sports team together
Keeping with the same theme, why not join a sports team together? It’s good exercise and a good excuse to see you friend every week. Plus, as a bonus, you might even meet some new friends!
Take a course together
I recently took a cheese-making course! It was a tonne of fun and was especially good to do with a good friend. It was great to learn a new skill, and we have been talking about it ever since! Plus, when either of us needs a refresher on what we learnt, it’s great to have someone to ask.
Start a book club
This is honestly one of the best things I’ve done this year! When I was studying at university, the last thing that I felt like doing after hitting the books all day was reading at night. So I got out of the habit of reading. So I decided to start a book club with my friends. We are a bit of a motley group – school friends, university friends, and friends of friends! The important thing is that we are all interested in reading, we are all people who like to think deeply about what we’ve read, and we are all people who are happy to have differing opinions! We’ve read a lot of great books so far, All the Light We Cannot See, Me Before You, and The Messenger among others. Some I’ve loved, others… not so much. It’s a great way to catch up with old friends regularly and it’s a good push to read different books.
What’s your favourite way to spend time with friends?