Strategies on creating a support team during a life transition

  • Posted by: claire

Remember that story about the oxygen mask and how important it is to make sure you have enough oxygen first before you can help others? It is the same when we are experiencing a challenging situation in life. When we are going through a challenging time, we often look to ourselves to pull us out of the funk we are in. What if we don’t have all of the resources to breathe to get to that mask? Then perhaps it is time ask for help. Ask yourself, who are you cheering on throughout your day when you are full of zip? When you are down, who’s there to cheer you on? Asking for help is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Often, we don’t create a team of support until we find ourselves down that rabbit hole. Today’s vlog talks about strategies on helping you create your own support team during a challenging time. Perhaps you can do that BEFORE stressful times occur:) Sign up for our newsletter if you would like to receive more tips on helping you return to happy.

Author: claire

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  • It is so true that during challenging times you need a cheerleading team. We are often so hard on ourselves or so anxious we can’t think straight. I had a family medical crisis over 10 years ago but I remember it still so vividly today b/c it impacted the whole family, myself, even my professional life. Luckily we were able to get through this but specifically b/c we had support. Your advice is spot on!

    • admin

      It is so important for us to have support, and to create that team before we come across a crisis. I hope this note finds your family in radiant health today. This is something money can never buy, and we fail to remember sometimes (myself included).

  • I love the tip to have others remind you what you are accomplishing. It’s so true that we often focus on our failures and what we’re not doing, so it’s great to have an outsider help to see things from a different perspective.

    • admin

      Yes, an also to learn to be our own cheerleader! Another good thing we can do at least journal or share with another one positive accomplishment or “win” you experience each day:)

  • Claire, this is great advice. It’s so important to know who’s really on our side when times are tough. One way I helped myself with this a few years ago was by asking each of my “most important people” for a small item that I could keep near me to remind me of their presence and support. Years later it still warms my heart to see these items in my home; these are the people who have lasted through the good times and the bad.

  • I love the idea of creating your own cheerleading team, and identifying the different categories of needs so you can be sure that every area is supported. This is crucial in maintaining balance and to experience well-being.