We know how hard it may seem finding time to socialize when you are very busy with work or other commitments that make it a challenge finding some time for yourself to relax and have fun. However, we have found 3 great ways you can create some order in your schedule and make some extra time to meet friends and go out.
1. Plan ahead and book in advance.
Start thinking of your social life the same way you do your work meetings. Plan meeting your friends as far in advance as you can, to ensure you can all have that day free. The next step is to book your favourite venue to meet at; you don’t want to spend any of your precious time on the night going from bar to bar looking for a table. For some great venue finds and cool places to book your birthdays or nights out at have a look at tagvenue.com.
2. Join lots of different groups to have more options.
Sticking to a single group means you will probably meet once a week and if you happen to be busy on that day you are going to miss out. However, if you have lots of different groups of friends your schedule will have more variety in terms of days and activities, making it easy to find something to do when you suddenly find some spare time last minute. Having the option of several socials every day is part of why we love citysocializer so much ourselves. You can also check out different sports or classes that take place weekly where you can drop in without previous commitment.
3. Turn your normal activities into socializing opportunities.
Like going to the gym? Why not invite a friend with you? You still get to work out as you planned, but you can also chat and spend some time together. Same for going out for dinner or cooking at home. Everyone needs to eat, so just do it with some friends. We would even suggest inviting a friend over when you are doing your washing or ironing. Chatting with someone will make the time pass faster and turn the chores into a fun activity. Then you can relax with a cup of tea and chat for a bit before you return to your busy schedules.
If you have any of your own tips for busy people please tweet us your favourites to @citysocializer.
Also have a look at 3 Great Ways To Socialize For Shy People.