Our lives are stressful today, but they were way back then as well. Life was harsh back then. One of the things that helped people to cope was a sense of support. Back then, we lived in smaller communities, had family around us and we knew our neighbours. When there was a birth in the family, people brought food and came to help out. When there was a death in the family, people brought food and came to help out.
Today, we live in large communities, our families may live hours or continents away and we have no idea who lives around us. Our support circles have grown smaller and smaller.
Venting, asking for help, sharing and telling our stories is a way of gaining and giving support. It is one of the three main strategies in positive stress management.
Beverly’s Hot Tip For Celebrating Let’s Talk Month:
· Learn to share your thoughts and feelings, your successes and your challenges
· Learn to listen to other’s thoughts and feelings, successes and challenges
If you have some strategies to share – comment on this posting!