Three Reasons to Join a Strong Community
Posted on May 28, 2020 by Victoria Ae, One of Thousands of Health and Fitness Coaches on Noomii.
During this pandemic, everyone needs to be connected and supported. Read to discover three reasons why you may want to consider joining a community.
Today, I was remembering my school days, and I thank God for the group of fabulous peers that were in my cohort. People who were strangers became each other’s closest friends, backbone, voice, accountability, study buddy, and shoulder to cry on. Through thick and thin, we supported each other through four years of quizzes, big exams, labs, clinical studies and so much more. Dividing labor within the group for projects and note- taking made the load bearable. We were truly stronger together.
We all did our best to make sure that everyone progressed; and we advocated for the few that would drift behind. Our teachers always commended our group for being so cohesive. At the end of every term, we would have a potluck to celebrate our achievement. Today, many years later, some of my closest friends are from that group of people who were once strangers. From that I started thinking more about the benefits of having such a group. Read below to see what I came up with so far and feel free to add to the list.
Three Perks of Belonging to a Strong Community:
1. Being surrounded by people who have similar goals but different life experience.
This happens naturally, and it is beautiful to see the exchange of knowledge. You can learn from and mentor others.
2. Having a group of people to cheer you on during difficult times and celebrate your progress. They remind you of your whys and hold you accountable.
3. Creating friendships, fun moments, and lasting memories.
If you are looking for a community to connect with, start by searching areas of importance to you. If you are looking for spiritual growth, research nearby churches. If you want more interactions with women with children, look for mom groups. Or if you have a hobby you want to pursue, search for those relevant groups.
Fortunately, a simple online search or browse through social media can yield many options.
I hope you find a group where you feel supported and connected.