If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I do extensive research before I write about any topic. Today, it’s no different. Even though support is something that you’re familiar with – you experience it in every aspect of your life. It can be experiencing this negatively or positively. The thing is you have an idea of what a healthy support structure is meant to look like. Most importantly, you know when you’re not receiving the type of support that you need. However, it’s difficult to know how to ask for support. In most cases, you might even end up feeling like you’re entitled. If you’re someone who struggles to ask for help in any form it can be difficult for you to reach out when you’re drowning.
The thing is, no man is an island, no matter how much you may think of yourself as a loner. The universe will always force you into situations that require you to have a solid support system to get you through it all. If you’re a parent, you know just how much life will throw you in the deep end. Take me as your perfect example of this. This month has been tough in every way that I can imagine. Do you know when things just fall apart? When you don’t know if you’re coming or going, and when life is just forcing you to purge out parts of you that no longer serve you? It’s been an emotional rollercoaster in more ways than one. And you know how things just fall apart like dominoes? The one moment you’re dealing with your personal life. Then next, you’re put on warning at work for a silly mistake. And to top it all off, your daughter starts getting the second set of her molars. When life comes at you, it comes at you guns blazing with no warning or preparation. Yet, when you have a reliable support system, it can make it easier to navigate.
How Does a Support Structure Benefit You?
When I was planning this post and doing my research, I came across an article written by an Anxiety Specialist. If you’re looking for compelling reasons why a support structure is good for you, you should read the following summarized benefits.
- It provides you with a sense of belonging. This is an essential part of life if you want to prosper.
- Have you noticed how better you feel after venting? You should let out your negative emotions by talking to someone that you trust to reduce your stress levels.
- When you reduce your stress levels, you improve your overall health.
- The thing is when you take care of your emotional health, it reflects on your physical health.
- When you know that there are people who’ll be there for you, it makes you feel better about yourself. It shows that you’re a good person. This can boost your self-confidence.
In summary, it doesn’t matter what role you play in this life, you should have better-coping skills to reduce your stress. Most importantly, to forget about the consequences that follow. Fortunately, a healthy support structure comes in various forms- be it through your friendships, family, your colleagues, and even your teachers. If you’re blessed to have even one person who’s there for you, you should be thankful. There aren’t many people who have someone to rely on. You don’t have to be a parent to understand how difficult going through life’s ups and downs are. Even my daughter who’s almost 2 years old struggles with life and relies on my support to get through the emotionally exhausting journey of finding herself in this world.