Let’s be honest. It can be hard to keep up with friends when you have your own work and families to attend with. I know I have gone weeks without talking with friends. We all have our moments.
Though current friendships are amazing, new friends will give you something different than your current ones. Not everyone can be everything to one person. For example, maybe you have one friend that you discuss pet owning tips with and another friend you discuss more entrepreneur projects.
Everyone needs someone to listen to them. This is where friends come in. You can discuss your short and long term goals with them in order to receive either feedback on what is realistic or support in some way.
Sometimes we think that friendships are a distraction from our goals and they make us unproductive. While this might be true for some friendships, not all friendships are like that. In fact, I would argue that even the friendships that seem “unproductive” are still very good for your overall productivity.