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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.
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    I totally agree with you and Edenfell. We learn who to good morning to and who to say "Hi!" and keep on walking.

    The most difficult part of this is if it is family members. I feel guilty because I really don't want to spend time with them because they are always down or always negative. I love them but I sure can do without thier negativity.

    Thanks for the blog! It is nice to see others feel the same as I do.

    Edenfell, as far as being an eternal optimist, I am right there with you. Sometimes, however, when you have been dragged down so many times it is time to say "enough".
    1802 days ago
    Negative energy is definitely not worth being around..I will say though because I'm finding a balance between just not talking to people I find negative and talking to them some of the time - sometimes, people who are negative may be going through a difficult time themselves so its good to step back and then give it a chance after giving it some time. This of course does not apply to abusive toxic personalities but if it is someone who has decided to be grumpy for days on end maybe just giving it some distance is the way to never know says the eternal optimist in me. emoticon
    1808 days ago
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