Ways to Get Outside Your Comfort Zone & Make Friends as an Adult

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Today’s episode features Dillon Espinosa LPAC. Dillon is Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, National Certified Counselor, and Registered Yoga Teacher. His specialty areas include: Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ issues, College students, Teenagers, Adults.

Dillon considers his style of therapy laid back and conversational. Dillon really tries to incorporate humor into his practice as he believes therapy doesn’t have to be serious all the time! He uses modern and evidence-based therapeutic techniques that are individualized toward his clients needs. 

Today Dillon provides some tangible tools you can implement into your daily life if you are struggling to connect and make friends with other people. 

Some things you will learn within this episode:
Four Tips for Making & Keeping Friends as an Adult
1 Proximity- Look for communities or people around you and looking for people who are accessible 
Ex: Neighbors, Spiritual Organizations, Networking Organizations, Apartment Communities etc.
    2. Consistency-Be consistent in order to keep the momentum going; Become a familiar face
    3. Finding similarities by getting involved in activities that are authentic to you- Ex: A local MeetUp group, a bike club, a run club, intramural sports, yoga etc.
   4. Shoot your shot by connecting and starting the conversation, no matter how scary it may seem.

Tip: Evaluate Your Plate- Take a step back and look at what’s on your plate and ask yourself, can things be moved around? Where can you take some energy from and add it to making friends.

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