You are the sum average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. If those people are draining you of your positive energy and sucking the life out of you one day at a time, maybe it's time to re-assess your company and determine if the relationship is worth continuing on with. It's OK to change. It's OK to have BEEN a negative nancy and yet, change, and distance yourself from people who used to be good for you, but who maybe aren't what you need in your life right now. YES, it would be amazing if we could learn and grow TOGETHER with our friends and family, but it doesn't always happen. People change and lives diverge. We have different outlooks and different aspirations. We have different beliefs and different passions.
If you find that you're constantly stuck in this cycle.....its OK to create some distance and a protective barrier for yourself so that you can continue on your path to positivity and happiness. You cannot be blamed for taking care of YOU and surrounding yourself with people who truly make you better.
Fear often holds us back from making these decisions....fear that we will hurt feelings and cause drama....fear that things will be different....but what about setting yourself free from something that's causing you to perpetually spin your wheels? constantly pulling you in a direction that undermines the path you're on? It's like 5 steps forward and 2 back.....struggling to fight with the negativity and noise.
It's OK to be you and to be true to the journey you are on. It's not always easy, but its YOUR life and you should be free to live it as YOU choose, in a way that aligns with your goals and values for yourself and your family!!
That is all for today :)
<3 Coach Alida