Five Reasons Why You Need to Find Your People

WHY ITS IMPORTANT TO FIND YOUR PEOPLE:

Alternate title was “Finding Your Squad” … but my little brother says squad is no longer a thing.. I can't keep up with the words anymore! 

When I started Little Bleu Studio last year, I really had no idea what I was doing(which was evidenced in my crazy color & font choices! Woah.) I knew what I wanted to write about, and I knew kind of what I wanted the blog to be, but I didn’t know how I’d get people to read it.  That was when my mom, fan of the blog since day #1, encouraged me to share this space with a few people at first. That group of people has been AWESOME. I can’t thank y'all enough. Your support, encouraging words, and “likes” have meant more than you’ll ever know.

This week I wanted to talk about the importance of finding that group of people that want to help you be your best.

Along those lines, Here are my top 5 reasons you need a good support system.

  • They Offer Unconditional Support /// The best friends have seen each other at their best and at their worst. The ones you can call when you’ve had a terrible day and on top of that you’ve gotten coffee all in your hair and have run out of every bit of  make-up, and they still are willing to be seen out in public with you. They listen to your insane rants about tv characters, or the kid in the grocery store that looked at you funny, and they take your side because that’s what you needed in that moment. I was so thankful to have a group that championed me on all my early blog posts, and my current ones, even when they were silly, or had typos, or when they weren't super interested in the topic

  • They Help You Stay Grounded /// Friends help you see things from other points of view. I tend to think –read: overthink – pretty much every aspect of my day, down to the smallest interaction or lack of punctuation. I’m so thankful to have people that offer alternate scenarios and help me get out of my own head! Everybody needs a reality check now and then!

    • In relation to the blog, it is so helpful to have people to bounce post topics off of before I start writing! 

  • They Help You Be Optimistic ///  Friends that help you see the bright side of things are so important! Going along with the last one, sometimes anxiety makes us assume the worst of things, so surrounding yourself with people that can make those mountains look like molehills is essential!

 Bros. My brother and my cousin from last summer. 

Bros. My brother and my cousin from last summer. 

  • You Can Talk About Real Things /// As great as it is to have people with whom you can talk about the pointless things, its also great to be able to talk about “real” issues. A 2010 Psychological Science study found that the happiest people are those that have deeper conversations and skip the small talk.
  • They can Inspire You. /// You get to be a good friend right back! As great as it is to HAVE great friends, its equally important to BE a good friend. Being a good friend, and surrounding yourself with inspiring people, Plus, I’ve heard that having a larger group of friends (a larger tribe) can help you live longer!

 

 

 

There they are! Five of my favorite reasons for why you need to find your people! Finding my people has been the best thing. I love spending time with friends who "get" me, (as silly as that sounds?) 

What are your favorite things about your friends/support systems/tribes/SQUADS?