All of us are working through some degree of frustration, loneliness, or cabin fever right now, and a lot of folks are dealing with things a lot harder than that — the loss of a job, or a loved one. We spoke with Rachel Wilkerson Miller about the best way to show up for friends in difficult times.
Here’s the thing — you don’t need to anticipate the perfect way to support your friend. Ask them what they need! Maybe they need someone to vent to. Or they could be looking for advice on their problem. Whatever their needs, Rachel says, “You can’t properly show up for other people if you don’t really know who you are, what your needs are, and what your boundaries are.” In a second episode with Rachel Wilkerson Miller, she walked us through the importance of showing up for yourself as a first step in the process of showing up for others. Be your own best friend first!
So while we stay socially distant, pay some TLC to your friendships. And then start planning the first group hang after this is all over!