Becoming Your Own Friend

Mariam Naeem
2 min readOct 16, 2021

It sounds so easy sometimes. Becoming your own friend.

But there are a lot of things to deal with before you can come to terms with liking who you are. You have to strive to be the kind of person you’d want to be friends with. The kind of person you can hang out with.

A lot of self awareness is required when growing as person and being aware of who you really are.

There may come a day where you realise you can’t stand to be in a room alone because you’re afraid of your own thoughts and feelings. A part of growth is being comfortable with the fact that yes, you will have thoughts like that but yes, you are also able to conquer them with logic and an open mind.

1: Do The Things That Make You Happy

Starting to be your friend involves doing the things that make you happy. You’ll be comfortable with yourself when doing whatever it is that puts a spring in your step. Taking the time out to work out what you truly enjoy is one sure fire way of getting to know yourself.

2: Learn To Spend Time Alone

Being around people is great, fantastic even. But you’re not going to be able be your own friend if you’re never alone. Try spending some time by yourself. Go for a walk. Read a book. Take yourself out for coffee or lunch. Take…