Whether you’re finishing high school or university, it can be hard to stay connected with friends when you no longer see them in class each and everyday. In general, friendships are more difficult to maintain as adults, and it’s necessary to consciously make decisions that encourage your friendship to continue. Here in Calgary, we’re fortunate to have many options to help keep us in contact with our friends beyond school.
One thing we’ve heard many Calgarians talk about is how difficult it can be to really talk and catch up with friends when cellphones or screens in general are in easy reach. It’s difficult to ignore text messages or an important email from work when your phone buzzes, and that impulse to stay on top of everything happening in your social sphere can lead to you accidently ignoring the person right in front of you. That’s why we encourage Calgarians hoping to reconnect with their friends to unplug, and when you visit Esxoss Manway for your locked room adventure, you’ll benefit from our no-cell-phones-allowed-policy.
There’s something special about sharing a meal with someone. There’s a reason it’s a common first date activity. And, since everyone has to eat anyways, getting dinner with an old friend can be a great way to re establish your relationship without taking too much time out of your busy schedule. Esxoss Manway is located within easy walking distance of Chinook station and Chinook mall. This makes it easy to choose from a variety of different restaurants before or after your adventure.
Choose a Novel Activity.
Memory is a fun thing. When you do the same thing over and over it can be difficult to remember the specifics. Like you can probably remember if you brushed your teeth this morning, but it’s doubtful that you can recall any specifics about doing so. When you want to create a strong, lasting memory, you need to do something out of the ordinary. The novelty of the experience makes it important to your brain, so you’re more likely to recall the event years later when you’re talking about the good ol’ days.
Everytime there’s a big change in your life, whether it’s graduating from school or changing careers, it can be difficult to stay in contact with the friends and acquaintances we made in our old life. It takes work and dedication to maintain those important relationships, and that means scheduling, specific opportunities to catch up. Vague, non-committal plans to, “really hang out sometime,” isn’t going to cut it. Instead, schedule an escape adventure from Esxoss Manway! We’re sure you’ll love the opportunity to unplug from work and reconnect with your friend.