How to Build Community: 47 Simple Ways

Are you searching for your dream tribe of extraordinary soul-friends?

We all yearn for the deep sense of belonging and wellbeing that can only come from being an integral part of a larger community.

Yet when it comes to actually finding or creating community, many of us are left scratching our heads wondering how on earth people do it.

This begs the question…

How can we consciously create our dream community, and our greater vision for our social lives?

And while there are countless social strategies, tips and tricks you can explore, we hope this sweet & simple article serves as a reminder of three powerful social premises:

1. Extraordinary relationships require you to be an extraordinary individual first (you have to create what you want to be a part of)
2. You can always grow, right where you’re planted
3. Making friends is often so much simpler than we make it out be

At Lifebook, we believe that cultivating conscious community is not only possible for everyone — it’s a vital part of human health, happiness and life success.

We’d love to know… what simple ways do you connect with your community?

Leave your own strategies in the comments at the bottom of this post!

Here are 47 Simply Ways to Build Community

Turn off your TV and put down your phone

Leave your house

Release the fear of being yourself (totally and truly!)

Know your neighbors

Always give warm welcomes

Look up when you’re walking

Greet people

Look into people’s eyes

Hang out on your stoop

Talk to other parents at the park

Plant a community garden

Use your local library (or start a book lending cupboard!)

Start a tool lending library

Play together on the front lawn

Host a backyard movie night

Buy from local merchants

Create a neighborhood social media page

Share what you have

Pick up your neighbors fallen trash can

Take children to the park

Support neighborhood schools

Fix it even if you didn’t break it

Have pot lucks

Honor elders

Pick up litter

Read stories out loud

Dance in the street

Talk to the mail carrier

Listen to the birds

Put up a swing

Help carry something heavy

Shovel your neighbor’s sidewalk when it snows (especially if it’s difficult for them)

Share small neighborhood gifts during the holidays

Barter for your goods

Start a tradition

Give back with community service

Learn from others by asking questions

Hire young people for odd jobs

Organize a block party

Bake extra and share

Ask for help when you need it

Open your shades

Sing together

Share your skills

Mediate a conflict

Seek to understand

Learn to be present in new and uncomfortable situations

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