So a friend of mine recently had an epiphany about belonging. She went on a group campout, the same annual campout she had been on before, but this time it was different. The people she usually hung out with on the campout weren’t there, so she had to mingle with everyone else.
The back story: this friend of mine has been struggling with her sense of belonging. What groups does she belong in right now?
After the campout, I asked my friend, so had your friends you always hung out with before forced you to stay with only them and kept you from interacting with others? Her answer was that she had been placing limitations on herself.
How do feel like you belong to a group? Start acting like you belong, it is a little known secret to belonging.