“Because you are alive, anything is possible” Thich Nhat Hanh
Be The Change Tip #3: YOU ARE NOT ALONE
Knowing you are not alone is really important in all areas of your life. Don’t feel like you have to cope with changing circumstances or the stress of making a change on your own.
Here are my top 10 tips:
1. Talk about what’s going on for you with a friend. Sharing your feelings can give you a sense of relief while helping you find the strength to carry on. As they say a problem shared is a problem halved.
2. Write about it in a journal. There is a ton of scientific evidence that supports that journaling provides a host of benefits including feeling connected. According to Psychcentral “The act of writing accesses your left brain, which is analytical and rational. While your left brain is occupied, your right brain is free to create, intuit and feel. In sum, writing removes mental blocks and allows you to use all of your brainpower to better understand yourself, others and the world around you!”
3. Join a Facebook group. Facebook is the ultimate social network filed with people just like you and I. Use the google search function to find Facebook groups that talk about your situation. Join the conversation, or at least sit on the outside and listen. Listen to others experiences, learn from them and if you feel inspired actively get involved.
4. Fill your social media feeds with positive, uplifting content that makes you feel great, connected and supported.
5. Go for a walk in nature and breathe in the fresh air, connect to the trees, flowers, birds. Let mother nature fill your heart with love and connection.
6. Go to a meet up. Meet up is another great place to find support, community and connection. At the time of writing there were: 25.05 million Meet Up members. 233, 429 Meet Up groups across 181 countries.
7. Watch an inspiring Ted Talk. I don’t know why, but watching a few Ted Talks really help when I feel lonely and helpless.1 Some of my favorites are: “Connected, but alone?” by Sherry Turkle, and “Success, failure and the drive to keep creating” by Elizabeth Glibert.
8. Read uplifting biographies or articles about how others have faced similar challenges to you. You may find great ideas and encouragement while reasserting that others have been there and survived and so will you.
9. Meditate as often as you can. If you don’t think you have time, then steal as many moments as you can through out your day (think sitting at traffic lights, waiting in line at the supermarket etc) and take a deep breath in and allow yourself to feel connected to you, then feel yourself expand out and connect with the world.
10. I saved the best for last ☺ Join our Higher Love community and connect, connect, connect. Everyday I feel deep gratitude to be part of such a loving, open community – this is there waiting for you.
With loads of love and support,