Aside from experiencing the wonderful world of motherhood, being a mum can be a very time-consuming and full on job at times meaning that you may not have a lot of time to socialise with friends and other mums. However, it’s important that you do put some time aside in order to mix and connect with other people and there are a number of ways in which you can do this.
The first thing to remember is to always let your personality shine through and always be yourself when meeting someone new or when coming across anyone you know as it will help you socialise and connect more with people. For example, when you see other mum’s in the playground in the mornings, be cheerful, say hello and smile- even if you’re not a morning person. This way, people will want to socialise and connect with you which will boost your confidence and improve your social life.
Secondly, find other people who share the same interests as you. It will mean that you always have things to talk about and you can go out and do the things that you like together. Maybe there are already a couple of mum’s that you get on really well with but haven’t had the chance to see for a while. Meeting up for an afternoon lunch or coffee at a restaurant or café is a great thing to do as it’s a nice, chilled out environment, making it the perfect place for a catch up. Plus, if there’s no one to look after the kids, this is somewhere in which you can bring them along with you without having to stress out about what they’re doing as it’s a calm, child-friendly place.
However, there may be days when you don’t feel like going out but still want to socialise and communicate with other people. If so, don’t worry as there are various other ways in which you can socialise and connect with other adults without even having to leave the house. Due to the development of technology, we can now easily communicate and talk to people through all different kinds of social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram ect). We can create group messages, share pictures and videos and generally socialise with people whatever way we want to now, which is a great way of connecting and staying in touch with friends, family and people who have the same interests as you.
As well as that, if you’re into playing games, there are also a number of different gaming websites in which you can socialise with and play against other online users from the comfort of your own home such as bingo, Sudoku, World of Warcraft etc. All of these games can help bring people together and are great ways of relaxing and winding down whilst still connecting with other adults.
Most importantly, make sure that you always stay in contact with the people who bring out the best in you. Even if you don’t always have time to see them, sending a quick message every now and then will ensure that your friendship lasts.