Where do you belong?
As human beings, we are tribal by nature. Our desire to fit in can govern the lives we lead. It can dictate what we say and do. How we connect and thrive.
In truth, many of us like to fit in, and not because it’s fashionable, but because it’s a basic human need to call somewhere ‘home’, and to feel important to those around us. As Brené Brown says, “we are wired to love, to be loved and belong”.
But when we discover the people we spend our time with don’t align with our beliefs, or don’t share our values, it makes for an awkward if not uncomfortable time. Maybe people at work or at home leave you feeling:
In the UK alone, over 9,000,000 people identify with feelings of loneliness. That they can be in a room full of people and still feel alone – perhaps you know that feeling. I’m saying this because you deserve to be amongst those who can see the gift you bring to the party of life. This is is why it’s so important that you spend time with those who can help you feel at home.
This week, set the intention to Grow Your Tribe. Take a look at your social circle, and think about whether the company you keep meets your needs. Do your friends lift you up or bring you down? Are people in your company happy at your success or jealous of it? Do the ones you share your thoughts with allow you to be witnessed just as you are, and listen, or leave you feeling unheard. Start to recognise who helps you sparkle – and spend time in good company. You have every right to be heard and belong.
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