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Motivational Monday #2


So this weeks Motivational Monday is all about surrounding yourself with positive people. People who treat you right and know how great you are. I personally have experienced being very close to someone who was incredibly negative, who treated me horridly and did not show me that they saw any worth within me. So I can say first hand that having such people in your life can have a huge impact on your life, your mood and your attitude. You can start to believe that you don't deserve any one better, that you are not that great and you lose sight of the negative impact they are actually having on you. For me it was not until they were gone that I realized this.

I now know just how important it is to spend your time with people who love you and think you are great, people who make time for you, enjoy spending time with you, and are generally nice to you! why waste time with anyone else? Some people can have such a great impact on your life and some people not so much....don't be afraid to walk away. It doesn't have to be a huge dramatic 'get out of my life' but spend less time with them, don't let them be your priorities and make room for better people in your life.

When I was surrounded by people who clearly did not see any greatness within me and treated me badly, I had pretty low self-esteem, I was sad a lot of the time and lonely. Now that I have surrounded myself with much better people I can honestly say I am so much more confident, they think I'm great so I'm never afraid of what other people might think. Now that I think of it, since I cut certain negative people from my life, I hardly ever cry and boy did I cry a lot, not always over them, I was just generally sad all the time. I'm so glad to have learned this lesson though and going forward I know what kind of people I want in my life.

What do you think of this quote? Have you learned a similar lesson about the importance of surrounding yourself with positive people? Let me know in the comments as always!
 

4 comments

Michaela Higgins said...

This was a great post. Something of which that has probably affected a lot of people. I myself have gone through and still go through it daily, and like you said, it's our choices!! We decide with whom we can place our trust in and be influenced by their positivity, kindness and respect. If I feel lonely or upset, the first thing I want to do is to ring a friend and hear how their day went. If it went great, well I can laugh and be happy for them. If it was a bad day, I can advise them and help 'them' feel better. We just need to remember to keep distance from people that have a negative atmosphere around us and to surround ourselves with happy, vibrant people.

Lovely post Sinead. Really happy with your Motivational Monday posts :)

Kayla xx

Carly Kaste said...

It's definitely good advice, that's for sure. Just because you call someone a friend or they call you a friend doesn't mean that person acts like a friend--and even people you meet once or twice who aren't necessarily your "friends" should be building you up! Never ever should a human bean tear down another human bean, that's not what we have language for. :) If you're ever feeling unwelcome or unappreciated, you should never feel obligated to stick around, I completely agree.

Kiki Mincks said...

Great post. (: We must always surround ourselves with those that can support and ride with us in the journey we call life.

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Anna said...

without a doubt I agree! :) surround yourself with positive people, ALWAYS! not every situation is a good one but the people who see the good in every situation or make it a funny one are the people you want around :) xxxx

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