3 Tips for Finding Your Tribe
As we sit in quarantine, there is a lot of time to reflect on the relationships in our lives. We may also start to realize the friendships which are most important to us.
Sometimes it can be hard to figure out who to keep in your tribe and what friendships you may have outgrown.
Here are three tips for finding your tribe:
- Ask yourself what you talk about - I suggest you invest the most time and energy in friendships where you talk about topics of substance. If you are gossiping, complaining, or discussing other negative subjects this might be a sign the friendship isn’t in your best interest.
- Make sure there’s no judgment - In a friendship, there are always going to be decisions you and your friend may not see eye to eye on. That is completely okay. What isn’t okay, is when there is judgment for those decisions. I encourage you to have friends who will be honest with you but won’t judge you.
- Collect cheerleaders not competitors - I believe your friends should be some of your biggest supporters. This doesn’t mean their success can’t empower you to work harder, but ultimately you should be able to mutually be happy for each other in face of success.
Everyone looks for different things in friendships but overall it’s important to make sure you surround yourself with positive influences. This doesn’t mean things have to always be perfect because they won’t. Instead it means you and your tribe members can effectively communicate, support, learn from and celebrate one another.
If you would like to hear my bestie and I chat about friendship, relationships and more check out this week’s podcast episode here!