Happy 2022, we’re here. It’s the future and, wow, what ride it’s been.
It’s hard to believe all that has happened in the past two years.
One of the great things that’s come out of these trying times, though, is the destigmatizing of talking about mental health.
We’re more openly acknowledging not just the importance of mental health but also when we aren’t feeling so good.
And we’re collectively starting to see that it takes conscious attention in order to keep our mental health leaning towards the positive.
One of my favorite ways to approach this (both for myself and for my clients) is to build a Support Team of folks that can support you to feel balanced, healthy and whole.
Sure, it would be great if we didn’t need this.
It would save a heck of a lot of money if we never needed to go to the dentist, or the doctor or the optometrist.
But without those providers, we would have a much harder time navigating our day-to-day lives.
And they are just the beginning of a Support Team.
When I look at my own life, I have a long list of folks that I call on to help me navigate suffering and bring joy to my life, including my:
- Physical therapist
- Coaches (business, sales and life)
- Friends that I can talk about spirituality with
- Friends that I can talk about relationships with
- Friends that I can let loose my hair with
- Friends that I create art and music with
- Friends that I enjoy the outdoors with
- Yoga community
- Ayurveda colleagues
- Life coach colleagues
- Authentic business colleagues
- Financial planner
It’s a pretty long list….
And it hasn’t always been this way. My Support Team used to be a heck of a lot smaller. Is it a coincidence that I feel the most supported now than I can remember as an adult? Hmmm…
How about you? What’s your Support Team look like?
Who can you add to it to help you feel balanced and whole as a human being this year?
Do you have physical challenges like weight, energy or sleep?
Or do you feel anxious, stressed out and overwhelmed?
Or do you feel the need for spiritual connection?
Why not build your dream Support Team this year?
Put it into practice
- Take 10 minutes to make a list of your dream support team
- Ask your friends for referrals this week
- Schedule appointments/schedule times to visit or connect to happen in January
If you’re curious about what it’s like to have a life coach on your Support Team, I can tell you that for myself (and for so many others that have worked with coaches), it’s been a game changer. Coaches can provide insight, accountability, healing and momentum to help you create the changes that you want to see in your life.
If you want to learn more about what coaching can do for you, you can reply to this email. I’m on vacation this week and will reply once I’m back to work. You’re questions are always welcome.