Do you have a special person in your life that you can share anything with?
Is there someone who holds you accountable for your actions without judgment?
If so, you have it made, you can do almost anything with a strong support system.
What if you don’t, though?
What if you haven’t had time to make friends because your job keeps you on the road?
Or you have people in your life, but they are distant. Or do not support your goals?
What do you do then?
How do you keep your momentum?
Where do you find the strength to stick to the goals you have set?
Find a support group.
There are support groups for just about anything. We all know about AA, the support group for alcoholics, or SA the support group for shopaholics.
But what about a support group for moms or for single people, etc.? They are out there.
Google it. Perform a local search for activity groups like meetup.com or find a local church or community center that holds regular meetings for moms.
Join an Online Community.
It’s not quite the same as having a strong in person support team, but an online community quickly becomes like family.
Join a community where the members have similar goals and challenges. Even if it is a temporary group like the online challenges you can find online on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis.
A supportive online group can help to fill that empty spot where a strong support system should reside.
If you cannot find support anywhere, start keeping a journal of your experiences. It doesn’t matter if it is an online or offline journal.
What matters is you get it out of your head and onto paper. By venting about your challenges in a journal, you can relieve a lot of the stress of not having a support system.
You may even create a support system if you put your journal online in the form of a blog.
Everyone needs some sort of support to be able to function.
Please find someone to give you support honestly even if it is only during whatever struggle you are facing this month.
How do you find your support?