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March Minis

Some people have a hard time trying to find the right thing to say when they're trying to comfort someone. So we asked some of the Girl Gang for tips on how to comfort others, and how they like to be comforted when they're feeling down. Hopefully some of their answers can help you next time you need come comfort.  

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO COMFORT OTHERS?

L I N D S A Y  

When I see someone needs comfort I try to listen to them first. Everyone wants to be comforted in different ways and it's important to give them what they want and not what you think they'd want. I definitely try to make things light and fun. My tactics include going out dancing, eating really good food, chilling out, or being spontaneous.

C A Y L E E

Comfort. Okay. So this is kinda a big question. I think for me it's kinda similar to the whole love language thing because everyone is so different. So like in general I do my best to empathize and listen to understand. I try to really make sure they know their thoughts are valid and how they feel is valid. That's sort of my starting point. Sometimes comfort is sitting in a room not saying a word to each other--- it's just the presence of another person that helps. Other times I do my best to distract the person from whatever it is. 

HOW DO YOU LIKE TO BE COMFORTED WHEN YOU'RE FEELING DOWN?

L I N D S A Y

When I need comfort I like it when someone pulls me aside and gives me a hug. Sometimes I just need to tell someone one on one how I am feeling and just have a listening ear. I don't want to go into a cave of depression so I need someone to shake me up and force me out the door. I am very confident though that camping is the one thing that will bring me back to life when I'm very down. 

C A Y L E E  

I feel comforted if I can just vent and feel less alone in my head. Also really big on hugs. Honestly, just swaddle me like a child and I'll probably feel 100x better and likely fall asleep in your arms. For me, there's so much comfort in touch.