Get things done with a support network.

We all hit highs and lows in life. Some lows are minor, like when you get stuck in traffic and just want to be home after a long day. Others are much larger. When you hit lows, no matter how small, it’s generally the time you can use someone to talk to, even if it’s just to blow off some steam. It’s also true when you hit your highs. You want to share them, and sometimes seek advice for next steps.

Sometimes, you have people that are with you when things are going well but don’t seem to know your name when you need them most. Over time, I have figured out who I can turn to when things aren’t going the way I want, or for advice on anything. For some, I knew right away they’d always be there; and for others, it was a case of trial and error. I also know that people in my life have looked at me that way, and sometimes I have lived up to expectations, and sometimes I have let them down.

All this has taught me one thing; that people with strong support networks tend to manage through things better.

Friends, family, and coworkers, or people at school, can provide you with feedback, help you confront hard situations, and encourage you to meet your goals.

For some, the hardest part of developing a support network is asking for help. You might be afraid that you’ll look weak if you do ask, or embarrassed to give up personal information. You might even worry that people will refuse to help, or that they’ll feel burdened by your request. But many people feel good about being able to help others. Think about how you would react if someone reached out to you for help.

Support networks are second nature for some people. I’m someone who needs to talk things through, even if it’s with only one person. Other people work hard to develop them.

If you haven’t thought about creating a support network, or are cautious about reaching out to others, there are some options for you to consider.

Personal

Career support

School support

Get started building your network

If you’re not sure how to begin building your network, here are some ways you can get started.

Volunteering to build your support network
Volunteering can lead you to meet Storm Troopers or reasonable versions of them!

There are many ways to build a support network; you can check online to see what options are available in your area.

All good relationships are a balance of giving and receiving

These are just some tips to get you started on creating and maintaining a support system to help you achieve your goals. What are some of yours?

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  1. This is true… I have amazing people around me who have supported me through really hard things… I had breast cancer – had a full mastectomy and reconstruction… I had some very dark days … these people in my life literally took my hand and helped me walk through that… on my darkest days – they were there ❤️

    So yes very very true… I would not be so strong now (although I still have life things I go through) but without them I don’t know if I would be so strong? It really helped me through ❤️

    I always wish it was like that always with everyone … not just to know or see that when you are sick… but I was lucky enough to see how loved I am in life through my people ❤️

    Definitely have good people in your life – you can get through anything ✌️

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