Do You Know How To Use Your Mental Pause Button?
This Week's Simple Tip: Have you ever noticed that there are some people who really energize you, and others that completely drain you? We all experience this. But have you ever noticed what happens to you afterwards?
When we spend time with someone who is always agitated, we too feel anxious after being with them. Likewise, if are with positive people, we leave them feeling upbeat as well. It is a proven fact that we participate in the mental states of the people with whom we associate. Bottom-line, the people we spend the most time with add up to who we become.
Every now and then, it makes sense to reflect on the people around you. Make two lists: 1) "People Who Energize Me" and 2) "People Who Drain Me." Thinking about your friends, coworkers, casual acquaintances, and people you've recently met, put their names on one of the two lists. Seriously consider cutting ties with those who drain you. While that might sound a bit harsh, remember that negativity and positivity are contagious. Which do you want to catch? Being selective about the people you associate with is an important form of self-care because your attitude influences the outcomes of your days. Surround yourself with people who genuinely care about you, and help you be the best version of yourself. Say goodbye to continuous drama and negativity.
This Week's Focus:
This week, make your "energize" and "drain" lists of who you spend your time with. Adjust your calendar to spend more time with those that energize you, and minimal time with those that drain you. Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!