Cheerleaders have a special something, a certain kind of energy that motivates others to band together for a common cause! Cheering involves smiling, optimism, charisma, and passion–all of which could be applied to several areas in life beyond sports. If cheerleaders were to take that same stimulating energy and cheer on those around them to accomplish things, the world would be a better place. Instead of touchdowns and baskets, let’s cheer for your friends and family to succeed! People really need a boost from time to time, and sometimes, you don’t even realize how a small, simple act of encouragement could go a long way. Therefore, cheerleaders should work to improve their interpersonal relationships by cheering on the world at large! You don’t have to bust out routines or anything to get this job done either–it just takes a little observation and a lot of consideration.

  • You might be living and breathing cheerleading 24/7, but besides your cheer team, there is one group of people that you’re around more than anybody else. That’s right, your classmates! If you don’t change schools, you can be around the same peers since the minute you stepped into your 1st grade classroom; because of this, you should show them a little love. You’ve grown up around them, you’ve collaborated on school projects with them, you’ve participated in extracurricular activities with them, and now it’s time to give back to them! How to Cheer On Your Classmates to Succeed is easier than you think.

  • And, while you’re at it, your cheer family needs to be cheered on as much as you guys cheer for others! Nobody thinks about cheerleaders cheering on each other, because, well, you’re too busy cheering for everybody else! Your teammates all have lives outside of cheer (in the small window of time in between all the cheer duties around the calendar year), and sometimes, you’re just stuck going through hard times off the mat. For the members of your team that need an extra boost, there are 3 Easy Ways to Cheer On Your Teammates.

  • Growing up, you’ve probably looked at your parents as superheroes–those who need no help in life. They raised you, they call the shots, and you’ve been able to become the person you are today as a result of their dedicated efforts to keep you safe and sound. However, adults have their fair share of bad days–more than you could ever imagine. Your parents might not even let on that they’re going through hard times, too. In case you’re starting to get the feeling that your home life has hit a rough patch, there are 4 Ways to Be a Cheerleader for Your Parents.

  • Speaking of home life, you can’t forget about your brothers and sisters! You’re under the same roof as them, but yet, you can feel miles away when they don’t tell you what’s going on. Siblings don’t always have to be best friends growing up, but they sure aren’t going anywhere, so you might as well try to close the gap if you start to feel a rift in your relationship. This goes especially for siblings much older or younger than you! You may be crunched for time as a cheerleader, so there are 3 Easy Ways to Cheer On Your Siblings that you can definitely fit into your schedule.

  • With all this cheering on for others, you may have neglected to cheer on the most important person of them all–yourself! You are the master of your own destiny, and sometimes, you may be too stressed out or busy to notice that you’ve run yourself down. If you’re cheering everyone else on, the general rule of thumb is ‘what goes around comes around’, but just in case it doesn’t (especially when you need it most), here are instructions on How to Be Your Own Cheerleader in 4 Steps.

How do you cheer on others? Share your story in the comments!