30 Days of Touchdown: Gain Grounding Day 3
Day 3 Challenge:
Get yourself a support system. Ask 2-4 friends to have your back and be available to touch base in times of joy and disaster. Why would this be helpful at all? Well, often times, especially during holidays, we don’t feel like bringing someone’s mood down when we feel like we’re drowning. On the opposite spectrum, we reach out to people during our moments of sheer joy, but because they’re not happy, they’re not in the mood to hear it. These will be a problem no more.
Selecting two to four friends to be that anchor for you in times of sharing will help because they know that they have agreed to be there for you. Also, if any happen to be unavailable or unreachable, you have two to three more people to aim for.
You don’t necessarily want to choose people who will intensify your feelings, but those that are great at keeping you grounded or offering helpful advice. This option will keep you from reaching out to people who want you to wallow in your misery or who keep your head so far in the clouds, you don’t know which way is ground.
Thank these people in advance. You can even plan to get together once a week if that helps. You can go through your holiday roller coaster with them face-to-face. Enjoy these people, be thankful for them, and have a great time sharing your experiences with them.