- Category: Health and Wellness
- Published on Wednesday, 02 May 2012 11:13
- Written by Jennifer Angerame
Surround Yourself with Positive People
By Amanda Pasciucco, MFT at Therapy by Amanda, LLC
Do you know the saying "misery loves company?" Think about the people that you currently surround yourself with. What are they like? Joyous, happy, and filled with life? Depressed, anxious, or pessimistic? When you look to the people around you, realize that these people are a reflection of and reflect on you. The people that you associate with, the way in which they live, their attitudes, and their style of living have an extreme influence on your attitude and actions.
It's extremely important to surround yourself with positive people and people that you aspire to be like. If you surround yourself with people who are negative, do not support you and do not value themselves, these people will also hold you back. Although you may not be consciously aware of it, these people will have a dramatic affect on your mindset. You only have so much of yourself to give, so why give of yourself to people who do not help you to continually grow?
Being around positive people will make you feel good! Positive people are there to offer emotional support and encouragement in your life. When people view the world positively, they see life as a gift to make the most of what they have. This quality will spread to you if you also begin to associate with people who think positively. Instead of people who complain, positive people are always looking for joy within life, even when they are going through a tough time. Research shows that people who are positive or associate with positive people are actually healthier and more successful financially. When you are with encouraging people, your stress decreases and you will be able to relax more. With low levels of stress, your body will actually be physically healthier. When you surround yourself with positive people, they will make your life more fun and actually "pump" you up. They will actually give you the energy to accomplish your goals. Similarly, positive people are more likely to get job recognition and promotions, thus making them more financially successful.
Watch out for "chronic complainers." These people constantly moan about their problems and actually will wear you down with their negativity. People who constantly complain want others to absorb their negative energy and take on some of their negativity. Make sure you set an example for these types of people by sending them positive messages instead of getting sucked into their depressed moods.
The key to success can be found through positive people who appreciate life and being happy. These people like to live in the moment and get joy from helping others. If you begin to surround yourself with people like this, you will see that you begin to improve the quality of your own life. Since the people that you choose to be around have a tremendous impact on your moods, it is alright to be picky when choosing friends. Even if you tend to be a negative person, being around people who are positive will help to alter the way in which you live your life.
Rather than getting what you give, give what you get. When you surround yourself with negative people and continuously get negativity, you start to give negativity. Surround yourself with people who are positive, you will give positive energy to those around you.
Therefore, the tip of the week is to seek out people in your life who exude positivity.