1. FACETIME DATES
Nothing beats the genuine connection of face-to-face communication. You're able to pick up on subtle facial expressions, body language cues, and eye contact that ads so much depth and emotional connection to a conversation.
I'm personally guilty of instagram scrolling during phone calls and I end up missing a vulnerable comment or perhaps a tenor of emotion of emotion that I would have normally caught if I was paying attention.
Pro tip: FaceTiming can feel like a production and big commitment, but it doesn't have to be that way! 5, 10, or even 15 minutes is the perfect amount of time to pop in, say hello, hear about her day and say goodbye. Plus, it’s always fun to catch a friend off-guard with a video call. Sorry, bff. No time to fix your hair for me. I love you just the way you are.
2. SMALL, BUT MIGHTY, DAILY DOSES
Relationships thrive in the day-to-day connecting, so take a moment or two to acknowledge when you're thinking of that friend.
One of my favorite ways to do that is to keep an active Instragram feed between my individual friend and myself.
With each of my friends I send them one of instagrams that are unique to our friendship. It could be a funny dog photo, a spiritual quote, or some bad ass travel spot we talked about last time we were together.
These small daily bursts of love and attention work wonders for a friendship.