The aviation industry are smart and have a lot of things right (and geez, are we glad about that!)
They not only have multiple systems in place to intercept potential errors and damage, they also teach the vital process of putting on your own oxygen mask on first.
This saves lives and also empowers people.
Be like the Aviation Industry.
We know life doesn’t always go to plan, but having support systems gives us what all their checks give to Aviation – safety!
Support systems make us feel safe!
I hope you have been able to spend some time this month thinking about the support systems you have in place, and, just how they help you choose a marvellous life.
Here are a few things I have observed so far:
- Caring for oneself is absolutely a crucial building block of thriving in life – before we can live our lives to the fullest we need to make ourselves our own priority. If that means putting your supports in place to take a day to gather your thoughts, or to buy yourself a beautiful diary so you can get organised or taking yourself off to a health professional to get advice – then, DO ALL OF THOSE THINGS!
- Supports aren’t always in your face every day – even people who love us have lives too – the reason they are our supports though, is that we are on THEIR priority list.
- Sometimes supports aren’t so obvious – the example of my house cleaner – I pretty much hate cleaning, so to me, having my lovely cleaner come once a fortnight is 100% a support to me!
- Back to aviation, they have layers of safety checks what allow them to do what they do so well. We are no different, your support systems most definately need to be multidimensional. Don’t be relying on one support (or person) to be your only solution to you doing well. Sooner or later that arrangement will come unstuck for various reasons.
There you have it, my observations, I’m very keen to hear how your support systems work for you – please feel free to share!