PORT IN THE STORM
To identify the people in your life that are truly supportive
To recognise people that add to your life in a positive way
To nurture positive relationships with quality time
Feeling lighter by getting rid of deadweight
Confidence to leave behind people who hinder your progress
The opportunity to invest your time and energy where it counts and where it is restored
When you have an emotional crisis who do you turn to?
People that priortise connection with their loved ones lead more positive lives.
Connection is formed and cemented when you nurture a quality relationship.
Baya call this an “Anchor for connection”.
This anchor must be like a ritual, repeated action with intention. It is created when you spend quality time with people that see, hear and value you and becomes your sturdy, safe place when the storms of life come.
“The only thing keeping you from being happy is the belief you are alone.” Anna Draper (Mad Men)
Skip the Small Talk - A Ted Talks by Kalina Silverman
Think about time quality time you can or do have with people in your life.
Coffee with a friend
Beer with the boys
Girls night in
See the TED Talks by Karins Silverman for more ideas from 7.57.
We all need just one person that we can talk to at least once a week to download our emotions.
Keeping thoughts, feelings and emotions bottled up and suffering in silence is damaging.
I found that this type of sharing is best done with a friend first then with your life partner.
I found it’s easier to process your raw emotions with a friend of the same sex, before your partner to avoid them feeling overwhelmed.
Whoever you choose to connect with, remember what you need and what they need, is a listening ear. That’s it.
No advice. No trying to fix it. Just someone you trust to open up with.
If you do not have such a person DM us @myselfcentral or try a relative support line.
Show appreciation to the people that truly love and support you.
Find or take a photo of yourself alone
Find or take a photo of you with each of the people who are in your core supporter group
Upload the pictures through through layout to Instagram / Facebook
Tag @myselfcentral plus ant other relevant pages
Tag any members of your support group on the post if they have an Instagram account
Member's of your support group could be:
Parents, partners and friends
Screenshots and tags of Groups on social media that support you
Groups of people you meet with on a regular basis
Teachers, Preachers and Mentors
If your challenges are being done privately create a word doc to journal your video and thoughts.
Write a thank you note to each person:
“Thank you (@name) for being a loyal person I can vent to in good and bad times. The time I spend with you is….”
MUST INCLUDE: (Copy & Paste)
NB your personalised hashtag will be
#mysc(first 3 letters of username and last 3 letters of username
Once you have uploaded your pictures add #'s
MUST INCLUDE HASHTAGS (Copy & Paste)
#myselfcentral #myscj2wnextmoves #journeytowholenss #spawhereyouare #wowyourwardrobe #challengeyourself
Other OPTIONAL #'s: (Copy & Paste)
#friends #family #friendship #friendshipgoals #reliable #vent #inspirational #trust #confidence #empowerment #bestie #thatsmybestfriend #grounded #hope #change #lawofattraction #mindset #principles #selfawareness #selfactualisation #selfesteem #selfdiscovery
Click on the #myscj2wnextmoves_5 from your post
Like and Comment on at least 10 posts from other people who have taken this challenge
NB: The comment should be in reference building positive relationships.
Be careful with your words and Be kind.
This is a Confidence Boosting Exercise.
This is a chance to give and receive constructive criticism. It may be hard, but you are encouraged only to respond with understanding and empathy. In turn this will develop your communication skills and ability to connect.**