When someone is stressed out, what do they often hear from others? You need to take better care of yourself. You need to eat better, exercise, meditate, have some alone time, etc.
However…..being by yourself is not always what you need. Feeling isolated and alone is probably the cause of some of your stresses and problems in the first place. The solution isn’t always to be alone ...we need to know that we are not alone. So, what do we need instead?
We need a place where we know that we belong and are supported.
Community care is having the help and support from a group of people and in turn supporting them when they need it. Our community helps us out, whether that be physically, i.e. looking after your kids so you can have a night out, emotionally, mentally or spiritually.
Your community is there to tell you that it’s ok and to let you know that you are doing a good job and that you are not alone. We need to know that we are not alone and that help is only a phone call away.
Your community is also there when things go wrong.
Who is your community made of up? Friends? Family? Support groups? Neighbours? Make a list of those that you can call on. Don’t have anyone? Come to one of our advanced workshops and meet like minded individuals.
Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.