Every day we surround ourselves with people who have the ability to make a profound impact on our lives. First impressions can be misleading and sometimes a disingenuous person becomes a permanent fixture. Maybe you misread their energy and truly believed that they were worth your time or maybe you knew what type of person you were dealing with and choose to ignore the red signs. However they ventured into your life, I want you to know that you are worth so much more.
When you lose sight of your self-worth you become vulnerable to other people’s negativity. Not all good people are positive and not all bad people are negative. Everyone has their battles and we all have to learn how to fight our own war. That doesn’t mean you can’t be a friend to those in need but you have to be careful in allowing their problems to take power over you. Negativity is toxic and misery will always love company, they’ll drag you down and drain your energy. Avoiding people with bad attitudes can be hard, after-all everybody has those days but being able to distance yourself and eliminate the power of their negative thinking will make you a mentally healthier person.
FOCUS ON PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT YOU
Let’s be honest, we all have had at least one person in our lives’ who was a complete DOWNER. They complained, criticized and argued about the sun and the moon. Regardless of their blessings nothing ever seemed to be right in their lives and they made it a point to sour anyone else’s mood. Whoever this person was to you or still is, it’s time to start focusing on surrounding yourself with a strong support system.
Find like-minded people who reflect the person you are and who you want to become. Work on dedicating energy to developing and maintaining high-quality healthy relationships. It isn’t easy letting go of bad relationships and it doesn’t mean you aren’t sympathetic. It just means that you now acknowledge that your personal health comes first. From this moment forward you know your worth and will only allow positive people into our lives.
SET YOUR STANDARDS
You can’t expect people to be perfect, know that they will make mistakes and so will you. But never apologize for your high standards, anyone who wants to be a part of your life will make a genuine effort. Surround yourself with those who uplift you and lift them up in return. Find ways to devote your energy on relationships that bring encouragement, strength, and happiness. Everyone needs to have a strong support system and as maturing adults, we have to make an effort to find positive like-minded people.
Who are the people in your life that uplift you?
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