Thursday, May 09, 2013
Something that I have learned in my journey to, not only physical health, but mental health is that relationships have an enormous impact on your well-being. Relationships are not limited to your significant other, they include all people you include in your life.
One of the hardest things that I have had to do, is sever ties with people that were not a positive influence. It is never easy to say goodbye, or thave THAT conversation with someone. You have to keep in mind what is best for your personal well-being. Energies attract. If there is an influence in your life that is producing negative energy, have you felt that vibe resignate within you? All of the sudden... you feel down, angry, anxious? It may be a moment to step back and evaluate what is important in your life. Is this relationship healthy? Is your positive energy being drained? Is this person, really a friend?
This is a situation that I ask myself everytime I feel my energy draining... why? Why am I feeling down? In order to make a change, you have to first identify what is causing you to feel the way you do. Once you have been able to identify the cause of your emotions, you are faced with a decision. Where do you go from here? It is important to think about what is in your best interest. How would you feel if you made this change in relationship?
It has never been an easy process for me to identify, and have THAT conversation. I can say, that in the negative relationships I have had with people... after I have had THAT conversation, my life feels so much better. Removing the negative energy from your life reduces stress. A reduction in stress improves your overall quality of life. Food for thought.