My dad has always told us that we become like the people we spend the most time with, so choose carefully! If you’re constantly hanging around and learning from 4 highly successful businessmen, odds are you’ll become the 5th! Likewise, if you regularly hang around unhappy and nonmotivated individuals, you guessed it…you’ll be the next!
Energies are very contagious and I believe that the environment we put ourselves in will heavily impact our thoughts and actions.
Sometimes it’s difficult because we like to see the potential in others who may not see things the way we do. BUT, like mentioned in 1st Corinthians 15:33 “Evil company corrupts good habits.” You can be the most excitable, happy-go-lucky person in the room, but if there’s dread and negativity, it will overpower!
I’m personally very aware that my surroundings affect my mood SO MUCH! Whether that be where you live, who you hang out with, or the place you work; they’re all (one way or another) impacting the way that you are and what you become. With this in mind, we need to actively choose to set boundaries in our lives.
Each day make a conscious effort to surround yourself with people that ultimately want more out of life! People that you can be your complete self with! That refuse to settle for an average lifestyle! I want my circle to be bursting at the seams with authenticity, laughter, positivity, and support! Because that’s what I crave and that’s what I know I deserve.
There was a quote I read on Instagram that said, “A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst and sparks extraordinary results.” How beautiful is that!?
As we get older, I think our mindset and perspective change a lot; allowing us to be pickier with who we give our time to and what energies we let in. It’s an empowering feeling to be surrounded by people who push you to both DO better and BE better! Ditching the jealousy and hate aka no more toxicity and drama. Only big goals and true appreciation allowed!
I challenge you to re-evaluate your circle. Go through this checklist of key elements to a happy & productive friendship, and see if you have someone from each category! If not…start looking… The right ones are out there, I promise!
~INSPIRING ~PASSIONATE ~MOTIVATED ~GRATEFUL ~OPEN MINDED
REMEMBER: Self-care is not just bubble baths and pedicures…it’s also walking away from people who suck the life out of you and realizing you’re worth more than that. Guard your heart, protect your mind, and do what you feel is right.
Until next time,
Stay investing in people who invest in YOU, darling!