I want to help you not just survive, but THRIVE in these crazy times. I’m sending you this daily dose of inspiration, because if we set our compass right, we can sail through this!
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them” – Maya Angelou
Tip # 49 : Reach Out
Reach out – both to offer support for others AND to ask for support yourself. I highly encourage you to reach out in both directions. Being able to both offer and receive help is a skill that nourishes our relationships and builds our resilience.
Offer support: If you have been able to thrive during this time, then your sense of clarity and energy will be hugely helpful to others. Reach out. If someone else is struggling to see the next step they can take to move forwards in this time, offer your support. Generosity isn’t always linked to financial help, it can be advice – or even just seeing the best in another person, so that you help them see it in themselves.
Ask for support: Asking for support is not a sign of weakness, it is one of the essential building blocks for resilience. Having a powerful positive mindset is not only about seeing what is great. It is being able to acknowledge what is not working, with a firm focus on what you are going to do about moving through it. Sometimes, while the waters are still muddy from the storm, it is hard to see the ways you have grown or how to move forwards. If you are having trouble with moving forward from here, reach out!
Finding meaning in stressful times transforms them from things that drain us or wear us down, into turning points from which we bloom. When you think about any time of stress or uncertainty, look for the ways that it has helped you to expand. This time has called on your strengths, pushed you to grow, asked you to re-imagine how things are done, and fuelled your creativity.
Even the strongest of us need support sometimes – if you are having trouble seeing your next steps to make the most of this time of growth, reach out! Know that you can always reach out to us.
You’ve got this. You will emerge from this crazy time stronger than ever and sailing towards the life you want.
The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling.