How Can I Help My Friend Who Is Struggling?

How Can I Help My Friend Who Is Struggling?

A few of my inner circle ladies asked this great question. “How can I help my friend who is struggling?” We’re not all coaches. I get that. They asked for a few easy things they can do to help a friend if they’re having a hard time coping.

In this video, I share a few steps you can take. Including:

  1. Validate their feelings.
  2. Ask about their state.
  3. Help them shift their thoughts.
  4. Bring them back to joy and gratitude.

Check out the vid for some simple examples. And PLEASE share your ideas and what has worked for you to support your friends.  Join my Badass Mom Society Facebook group for more tools like this and to share your wins. 

 

One day at a time!  We’re all in this together.  We’ve got this… 

PS Is there something you want to hear about?  A big question you’d love an answer for? Email me here.

How You Can Get Through These Hard Times With More Stability And Strength.

How You Can Get Through These Hard Times With More Stability And Strength.

It’s not easy to ride this roller coaster of emotions. Sharing a few tips here how you can get through these hard times with more stability and strength. Plus a suggestion… check in with your friends. Especially your extrovert friends. This is hard on us all and it might be harder on your strong friends then you think. Go easy on yourself and others.

I also wanted to share a process I’ve been using to boost my mornings. I call these 8 Power Questions. I write them in my journal every morning or in the notes on my phone after gratitude and meditation. Here are the questions: 

Morning

  1. A ‘big message’ I need to remind myself of and keep uppermost in my mind today is…
  1. The 3 goals/objectives I am most committed to completing today are… 
  1. Today I’m most committed to experiencing myself as… 
  1. What is most likely to get in the way/pull me off track from accomplishing my goals and feeling how I want to feel is…
  1. My plan for when that ☝☝☝☝ happens is…
  1. ONE action I could take today to stretch myself and get a LITTLE uncomfortable is…
  1. ONE action I can take to get outside and/or find some joy today is…
  1. I will know that today had been a successful day because…

(What would you have had to have done, experienced or felt?)

Try these out in the morning and see if it sets your day up for success and stay tuned for an evening process… 

Please let me know if there’s anything I can do, from my home to yours, to support you on this journey.

Come from love. Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay positive. This too shall pass. #wevegotthis

 

Finding joy,

Steffani

Why Choosing Happiness Doesn’t Work…

Why Choosing Happiness Doesn’t Work…

I get the message to “find the joy” and “choose happy”. I preach it. Often. But that strategy alone during these very stressful times doesn’t work.

Check out this quick video to hear why.  (Only 3 min long. And a small surprise guest) 😀

If you don’t have 3 minutes, here’s the VERY short version…

You have to work on your state first AND you have to end your negative thinking. If you don’t do those things first you won’t even see the joy staring you down.

State. Story. Joy. In that order.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay positive.