Candidly speaking, life can be tough as hell and there is no way possible to avoid its everyday challenges. Fortunately, there are people who you can count on and help you through these challenges throughout life. Those are the people you want to keep in your life and keep close to you. Anyone who brings positive energy into your life and lifts your spirits to help you keep going, they are the exact reason why it’s important to surround yourself with the right people.
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The people we surround ourselves with have major effects on our well-being. It’s important that we keep positive and authentic people around us because this can definitely improve our quality of life. Our friendships, just like everything else in our lives, need updating. They need to be reassessed from time to time to see if they are still a good fit in our lives.
Your friends should bring out the best in you. If you are surrounded by people who bring out the worst in you, then that is definitely a red flag that you should not ignore!
Why should you surround yourself with the right people?
You’ll have a support system.
Having the right people in your life brings comfort. When you’re going through a rough time, they are there for you to lift you up – not watch you fall. Everyone needs a support system. Even those who rather fight their battles alone. We all need at least someone in our corner.
You’ll be drama-free.
The right people you surround yourself with won’t have time for drama. No one likes drama right? Surrounding yourself with drama-free people will decrease high amounts of stress in your life.
The right people are influential.
We tend to absorb the actions of those we spend a lot of time with. Imagine how you will turn out if you constantly keep yourself around them? The outcome would be great, right? You may see these people do well in life and that could make you want to do better even if you are already doing well. It’s a win-win situation.
If you strive to be a happy, honest, confident, open-minded, and empowered person, surround yourself with people who are the same. Does that make you selfish? No, it does not. Why? Because if you are influenced negatively by someone, it will affect how you are with the people who love you and that’s where it all starts. So to avoid that from happening, determine who is negative and who is not.
Surround yourself with people who:
- pray for you.
- lift you up and push you to do better.
- tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.
- is 100% real with you at all times.
- love and accept you for who you are.
- motivate you to be a better version of yourself.
- give off positive energy.
- doesn’t trigger your anxiety.
- doesn’t disturb your peace.
- make you laugh a lot.
- bring out the best in you.
How do you surround yourself with positive people?
Let’s talk about your circle. How big or small is it? Can you point out from that circle the people who are sort of negative? Maybe holding you back from things… or don’t have any intentions to grow themselves? Those are people you need to cut off and that is how you start surrounding yourself with not only positive people but the right people.