Tuesday, June 25, 2013
There is an expression, 'You are what you eat.' If you eat healthy foods, you will be healthy. If you eat unhealthy foods, you will be unhealthy.
The same goes for friends, 'You are what your friends are.' If you have great friends, you will be great. If you have depressing friends, you will be depressed.
The people you surround yourself with, whether in person, over the phone, or electronically will influence your thoughts and and actions.
People tend to have friends that are similar to them, or if not, then they slowly become similar to their friends. Growing up, adults always cautioned to pick good friends. They were right because peer pressure can have a great influence whether it be for good or bad.
There are people who are always complaining about their problems, and other people, and life which is very draining. It takes a lot of energy to combat all the negative emotions they are throwing at you. If at all possible, try to take those people in small doses. As much as you would like to be the one to save them, just know that it might not be possible. People with bad attitudes are like rotten fruit, they can spread the bad.
That's why it's good to surround yourself with positive people. It doesn't have to be the cheerleading Energizer bunny, but just someone who doesn't drag you down. We all need to have friends that we can gripe with and talk over problems, but do the conversations end with you feeling better or worse? If your friends help you resolve your problems or at least buoy you up, and you do the same for them, then that's good.
Your friends will influence your thoughts which will influence your actions and your whole life. So choose good friends, gently discard the bad friends. Limit your time around people who are downers and spend more time with people who have your best interest in mind.
at 5:30 AM
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