|New year, new us, right? But let’s be honest, those resolutions can feel daunting. We promise to conquer Everest, learn new languages, or become the next big star in Nigeria, only to get overwhelmed and abandon our self-improvement goals one month into the year. Let’s try a different approach, especially for our social lives in 2024. Thankfully, the year is still young, and we have time to boost our social lives.
Check out five ways to upgrade your social life in the months ahead.
- Set goals and monitor them: Setting goals for your social life is crucial! It provides direction and keeps you motivated. Whether you aim to attend more social events, make new friends, or strengthen existing relationships, take some time to define what you want to achieve. Ensure your goals are specific, measurable, achievable, and also time-bound. Regularly monitor your progress and be prepared to adapt your strategies as needed.
- Network like your life depends on it: Networking isn’t just for advancing your career; it’s also a powerful tool for enriching your social life. Attend industry meetups, social gatherings, or community events to meet like-minded individuals. Don’t hesitate to start conversations, exchange contact information, and follow up with people you connect with. Cultivate your network, and you’ll be amazed at the opportunities it brings.
- Explore DStv Step-Up: What better way to step up your social life than by stepping up your content game? The DStv Step-up offer provides you with a seamless way to achieve this. Imagine movie nights with friends on premium channels at a subsidised cost. With the new Step-Up promo, DStv and GOtv subscribers who upgrade or reconnect to the next higher package receive an automatic upgrade to an even higher package within 48 hours. A Compact Plus consumer can enjoy Premium content for the next three months if they upgrade to Compact Plus. This year’s Step-Up offer runs from January 15 to March 31.
- Return to the gym: Physical activity isn’t just essential for your health. It’s a fantastic way to expand your social circle. Consider recommitting to your fitness routine or trying new activities like group classes, sports leagues, or outdoor adventures. Not only will you gain the benefits of exercise, but you’ll also have the opportunity to meet people who share your interests. Plus, exercising together can strengthen bonds and create lasting friendships.
- Be healthy and money-conscious: Socializing doesn’t have to break the bank or your calorie count. Prioritise self-care by eating nutritious meals, sleeping well, and managing stress effectively. Set a budget for social activities to avoid overspending and financial strain. Look for free or low-cost events or explore outdoor activities. By being mindful of your health and finances, you’ll have more energy and resources to invest in meaningful social connections.
Stepping up your social life requires intention, effort, and a willingness to step out of your comfort zone. Set clear goals, expand your network, and upgrade your DStv subscription to enjoy the Step-Up offer with your social cycle. You can also enjoy the offer on the go with your social cycle via the DStv app at no additional cost. The App is available for download from the Apple and Google Play stores.