Once upon a time, we met people differently: we gathered in person (gasp), joined clubs, or met with coworkers, neighbours, and classmates.
The reality is that everything changed a year ago when COVID-19 began spreading. Finding “our people” has never been harder. Whether you're an introvert or an extrovert (or maybe somewhere in between) one thing is true; connection is important.
There’s been a lot of talk about finding your “your people,” but what does that mean exactly?
When I think of the word community, I think of a group of people who share common goals or beliefs. People who have chosen each other to have each others' backs, and encourage them through the good and bad.
Remember: If you feel like you haven’t found your people yet, you’re not alone.
Connections take attention and care. If done right, they grow, they change, and they evolve. Sometimes, they last a defined period of time (like a class or job), but other times, they can last a lifetime.
So, how do you find your people?
Well, there’s hope. Talk to the people you already know, oftentimes they make the best introduction!
- Set intentions. When you’re ready, put it out in the universe.
- Be open-minded. Consider that the people you are looking for might be right in front of you. Look past their exterior and catch a glimpse into their true selves.
- Get clear. Think about what it is you’re actually looking for in a group. Likewise, remember healthy boundaries are important, but sometimes vulnerability brings people together.
- Take action. You won’t find them just by sitting there, so start taking actions to get what you want.
- Surround yourself with like-minded individuals. Classes, clubs, and groups are still a great way to connect. Did we mention we’re launching a Collective in mid-March for women who want to find balance in their life, feel more organized in their space and build a non-judgmental community of support?
When you meet people who light you up, y’know the people you get excited about, be brave and be bold.