This time of year is dreary …. Dark mornings, dark nights and a long time till the holiday season. Life also throws us curveballs, maybe unforeseen illnesses, unexpected costs, hard decisions, tricky conversations…. life can be tough and there’s no manual!
It can be hard to stay positive, manage your emotions and find the energy to do everything you need to. To manage the ups and downs, we need a support network of people to help us – the ones who remind us to be positive.
In my mind these people are those who can help you make sure the voice in your head is more Angel than Devil (more positive than negative).
It’s really important for your own sanity and personal growth that you choose positive company and get rid of those who drag you down each time you meet or talk.
I am really lucky to have some wonderful friends and family who help me see the light when it all feels gloomy.
So here are my thoughts about why surrounding yourself with bright, positive, happy, determined and genuine people is so important.
With positivity comes authenticity – Those with a positive outlook on life will look out for your wellbeing, instead of trying to destroy it. They genuinely want a friend, not an enemy.
A support system – Having a positive person in your life brings comfort. If you ever need a shoulder to cry on or guidance with problems, you know who to turn to. Instead of keeping you down in the dumps they will try to raise your spirits, even if it’s just listening, pouring the wine, helping you make a plan, or lightening up the mood a bit.
Drama free zone – No one likes drama and I can’t stand it. Those who practice being positive don’t have any time or energy for drama. If you want to avoid these negative incidents, then avoid the drama queens.
Motivation – Being around positive people will motivate you to stay clear of downward spirals and hopefully encourage you to make good and healthy decisions in life. Life is all about moving forward and it’s important to be around those who help us aim towards our success.
They have your best interests at heart – Positive people are genuine. Usually because they care about you, as well as themselves. It is important to them that you are feeling happy about yourself or that your goals are met.
So, if you don’t have a resolution for 2017 yet, make it that you will spend time with the people who support you and help you stay positive and happy.