Life is full of ups and downs.  That boy you liked?  He broke your heart.  That test you studied hours for?  You got a bad grade.  Between all the craziness life throws at you, it’s so important to have a solid support system.  We all know that family is the greatest support system a person can have, but what if you’re away from them?  How do you establish the right support system?  Knowing how is key to ultimate support.Chelsea Crockett- support system

What you look for in a friend is extremely important.  If you’re away from home, establishing a solid friend group is very important.  They will become your support system!  Look for people who will build you up and be good listeners.  You don’t want to be expressing your problems to someone who sits on their phone the entire time.

The worst thing you can do to yourself is bottle stuff in.  Letting tears and emotions out is healthy, and talking to the right people is even healthier.  Surrounding yourself with positive people makes a terrible situation a little better day by day.  Instead of dwelling on the bad, try focusing on the good.  Get out of the house and do something for someone else or something fun with your friends.  Anything to get your mind off the negative!  Always remember how blessed you are and be thankful.  Everything happens for a reason.