Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Spark may be a diet/nutrition site, but as we all know, the journey is just as much mental/emotional as it is physical.
What happens when we make changes and grow, but those around us don't?
I am not the same person I was years ago. My needs and priorities are different. What I am willing to put up with in my life has changed. I require more out of someone who is close to me than I did when I was unhappy. I put up with things I don't want to now. My focus is on what makes me happy. I don't want to be caught up in head games. I have no energy for constant negativity. The thought drains me.
The question is, and I KNOW that one of you have HAD to have been in this situation before....
What do you do when you change, but your loved one doesn't.
I'm not just talking weight or fitness. I am talking motivation. Positivity vs. Negativity. Drive vs. Complacency.
I know you can't change anyone. They have to want to do it for themselves. But how do you know when the efforts are futile?