“Surround yourself with people that reflect who you want to be and how you want to feel, energies are contagious.”
Most of the time we don’t even realize how other peoples energies affect us. Think about it, if you are around happy people who support you, you are in a better mood. If you are hanging out with people who are speaking negatively of others or constantly putting you down, you feel like crap. It’s important to surround yourself around people that have a positive affect on your life, and steer clear of the people who have a negative one.
Sometimes it can be hard to weed out those negative people. It might be someone you really care about and someone that is very close to you. People who have these negative energies usually don’t even recognize it about themselves. It’s so engrained in them to act a certain way that they think it’s normal.
I find there is one subject that can bring a lot of negative energy, and that’s starting to incorporate healthier lifestyle habits. Let’s say you want to lose a little weight or tone up. You decide you want to incorporate some healthier lifestyle habits such as drink less, or cut out processed foods. You will have some people who fully support you in your decision, but you are also bound to run into people who give you a hard time about it. They may make negative comments about how healthy you’ve become, or you may even run into people that say you will fail. This negativity could come from jealousy or maybe even guilt.
This happened to me. I decided to make a few lifestyle changes to start living a happier, healthier life and I definitely had some people that questioned my decisions at the start. But if you just don’t let those comments bother you and do what’s right for you, it will pay off in the end. Now that I’ve made these changes and it’s had such a positive impact on my life, those comments have stopped. I’ve actually had people ask for advice for better lifestyle habits!
What I’ve learned is that you should surround yourself around people who support you and have a positive impact on your life. We don’t have time for that negative energy. If you are close to someone that tends to be negative, try talking to him or her about it. Give them a chance to change their energy around you. If it doesn’t change, maybe you should rethink that friendship and what that person is really offering you. In my opinion it’s not worth putting all of your energy into a relationship with someone that is so negative. We all have enough on our plates as is and we don’t need the added headache.
Just a girl writing down her thoughts on life post-physical setback, body acceptance and wellness.