Do You Have Energy Vampires?
This Week's Simple Tip
Have you ever heard the saying "who you surround yourself with is who you become?" It could not be more true! Given that we are energy, we cannot help to be affected by negativity around us.
Being selective about the people you choose to surround yourself with is an important element of self-care. Spending more time surrounded by positive people will improve your thoughts and keep the negative thoughts away. We have all known those people who literally suck the energy out of us.
They are the ones who turn the discussion of every thing or person into a negative :( While you may have been very compatible with that person at some point, time changes everything in life, including relationships. So what do you do? For your overall well-being, take time each year to mindfully think about the people in your life. Which ones energize you, and which ones deplete you? My book (see below) can help guide you. Your answers will guide you to your solid support group. Minimize interactions with people who deplete you, and replace that time with people who love and support you, and make you smile. Letting go of negative people doesn't mean you don't care for them; it means that you love yourself.
This Week's Focus
This week, before reaching out to a co-worker, family member or friend, ask yourself "how does spending time with this person make me feel?" Is he/she someone I should seek out more often, or should I be limiting my interactions? Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!