Often it’s really helpful to say things out loud.
To share, using your voice, what you’re working on, where you’re stuck and how you could use some support.
To unpack what it’s like to be you right now, what you’re excited about and what feels hard.
Anyone who’s ever had a coach, therapist or curious loved one knows this.
Saying things out loud can help us connect dots, solve problems and cultivate empathy with others.
It’s why we say things like “Thanks for letting me get that off my chest” or “I feel better having said that out loud”.
The catch is it requires someone who’s generous enough to hold space for us.
The opportunity then, is to be that person for someone. To checkin with others for no reason other than to give them the gift to share what’s on their mind.