Sometimes it can be hard to “show up” for others. We worry about our sacrifice of time and energy to help others. But, “showing up” can range from lending a listening ear to creating a nonprofit. The level at which you “show up” is up to you. No matter how involved you get, others will benefit!
Showing up sometimes means sacrificing something to make others happy. This can be our time, energy, emotions, or talents. It is easy to say we’re too busy and back out of situations where we’re needed to show up. But when we do show up, we and others benefit. Being present builds our SEL skills. We gain empathy and resilience, trust, and connections. By showing up, we encourage others, support their needs, and make positive change in the world. So here’s a call to action or “call to show up:”
These are just a few ideas. Pick one and commit to this “call to show up” today!