A tribe can simply be described as the group of people whom we can always turn to in times of need. The ones who’ll always be there, without reward or judgement. In the here and now it is more important than ever to connect with each other in a way that suits our needs. Here are 7 reasons why it is important to find your tribe…
1. You’ll never feel alone.
Loneliness and the feeling of being alone can often become an endlessly spiralling dark pit of despair and hollowness. Feeling lonely can damage your mental health. That damage to your mental health can leave you feeling lonely. That loneliness damages your mental health, and so on, and so on. It’s a cycle that can feel impossible to break.
Loneliness can lead to low self-esteem, low-mood, anxiety, depression, and even sleep problems.
Finding your tribe, your friends, your people, is the best the cure for the melancholy that grows from feeling alone.
2. You’ll feel seen and respected.
Feeling seen and being respected for the person you are can be the greatest feeling of deep connectiveness and validation. Often this is the ideal foundation for trust and intimacy to flourish.
When you’re not seen you can be left feeling invisible, rejected, insignificant.
To be seen is a basic human need that helps us to communicate our needs, listen to the needs of others, and to feel safe.
3. You’ll feel happier, spiritually.
Feeling spiritually connected can mean a number of things. Quite simply, it can mean feeling as if you’re part of something bigger.
This could be a community, place of worship, support group, sports team; just to name a few!
Whatever allows you and your tribe to join together spiritually will certainly indulge you in self-love, acceptance, gratitude, and reflection.
4. Your physical health will improve
One study compares loneliness to the equivalent of smoking 15 cigarettes a day. That’s a hell of a lot of damage to your physical health!
Other studies talk about the health sheer amount of health benefits to forming strong social connections. In fact, being around people can strengthen your immune system and increase your chances of living a long life by 50%.
Perhaps you’ll even join a tribe that loves the outdoors and you’ll have endless opportunities to enjoy the fresh air together.
5. Your mental health will improve.
In addition to your physical health improving, your mental health is undoubtedly going to improve alongside. Here are just a few benefits…
- Increase in serotonin and other feel-good brain chemicals
6. You’ll feel power in connection.
There is such power in feeling connected across all modes of existence. By nature, we a are a species that constantly seeks connection with others.
There is so much to say about safety, security, and strength in numbers. Together we are unstoppable!You’ll know you’re around the right people when you feel the sheer elevating power of connection that you share with them.
7. Maybe you’ll try new things.
Being part of a diverse group of people means there’ll always be new things to try and new adventures to have!
New additions to your tribe will bring new perspective and experiences for you to embrace.