How to Get a Life

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Your daily routine consists of work, school, and rest. You may have very little to do with others outside of your everyday life. Broadening your circle or friends and experiences isn't as difficult as you might imagine. Follow these simple steps to meet other people with your shared interests--and leave lonely nights of frozen dinners for one and weekends spent at home behind!

Be approachable. People will shy away from those who are visibly unhappy with their life. A smile and a friendly hello can go a long way to meeting someone you may have otherwise never encountered. When you're at the coffee shop or just hanging around the fax machine, remember your stance and facial expression.

Join an interest group. There is no better way to make friends with similar interests than to join a group dedicated to this specific purpose! Create a profile on MeetUp to discover the available groups in your area. And the best part? It's completely free to join!

Join a gym. People of all shapes and sizes go there to get fit. You'll be getting healthy and meeting great people at the same time!

Organize an after school or work function to get to know your peers better. A picnic or even a happy hour can turn acquaintances into closer friends!

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  • Health insurance companies often offer discounts on gym memberships. Look into your benefits to determine if you are eligible.
  • Be open to different opportunities and try new things. You'll never know when you'll come across something you may never have considered, but that you really enjoy!

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