Communication and Relationship Of Transition Young Adulthood

Building a support network

Building a support network is essential to navigate the turbulent waters of young
adulthood. No one can go through life alone, and having a group of people who
support and encourage you can make all the difference when you’re facing
challenges or feeling overwhelmed. Having an excellent mentor or unbiased
experienced older adult is a great way to advance yourself in the right direction.
Often the least expected person shows up by accident as a mentor – and your
awareness to this possibility is crucial.
Another way to build a support network is to join groups or clubs that align with your
interests or goals. This can be anything from a sports team to a book club to a
professional networking group. You can also seek out mentorship or coaching from
people who have experience in your field or who have achieved similar goals to the ones
you aspire to.

It’s important to have a mix of people in your support network, including friends,
family, and professional connections. These individuals can provide different
types of support, whether it’s emotional, financial, or career-related.
In addition to building a support network, it’s also important to be a supportive friend and
ally to others. By being there for others when they need it, you can strengthen your own
relationships and build a community of people who are invested in each other’s success.
Avoid associations that reduce your positive influences, or are alien to your
mission. This step alone can result in your discovering the gold standard of
living well later in life. You will discover that healthy connections and activities
boost your energy and attitude, while those that are the opposite tend to drain
you and make you tired, and fill you with uncertainty because lttle time is spent
on essential reflection about what really matters in life.