It’s a new month and that calls for a NEW THEME! This month we’re going to talk about how Community & Relationships affect your overall health and wellbeing. If you’ve ever lost someone, felt alone (even when you were in a relationship), or just desire to have stronger relationships with those around you, you’re in the right place to learn just how you can have that!
This is a big area of contention, especially for women. We thrive on community & strong relationships, yet for many of us, it’s lacking.
When you have strong relationships in your life and a great sense of community support, you thrive in life. And when you don’t, you can feel like you’re just surviving. I’ve definitely been in the group of the latter!
So today I’m going to start at the bottom [queue in Drake singing “Started From The Bottom Now We’re Here”].
Starting at the bottom, when it comes to relationship building can oftentimes mean LETTING GO of relationships that aren’t serving you any longer. This also means allowing those who have walked away from you to keep on moving.
If you feel that your relationship with someone is stressful, you feel judged and misunderstood by them and your attempts to repair conflicts are not working, it’s OK to let go of the relationship.
Just because you used to be friends with someone, does not mean you have to be in close contact with them if the relationship is no longer supportive of who you are today and the values you’ve developed.
You can say: “I don’t think we’re a good fit as friends.” Or “I think our values or lifestyles are just too different to support a friendship.”
The better you know yourself, the easier it is to assess whether people are a good fit as part of your support system.
Start from the bottom and let go of unhealthy, non-supportive relationships to make space for those that are more of what you desire for your life!