I was rereading my last post and thinking about the kind of people I have around me. Although I love them dearly, I noticed that there are some that will feed into my plight rather than snap me out of it and that is dangerous.
For example, you’ve had a bad day and you call your friend to moan. What then followed were exchanges of experiences and a reinforcement of how ‘right’ you are to feel crap. When you get off the call, do you feel better? Typically no and if you do, it’s likely to be temporary.
Sure, there are times that you just need to vent and get things off your chest but whoever you go to must be someone of sound reasoning and mind.
Say no to people who unfailingly reaffirm your shitty feelings, to people who are not able to gently correct you, to people who mollycoddle you into believing you’re always right, to people who agree with everything you say, to people who do not have a healthy positive outlook on life. Those people have a greater influence on your life than you know and faith comes by hearing, so the more you hear the wrong type of things, the more you believe in it, make sense?
To put it simply, in times of stress and frustration, do not go to the constantly stressed and frustrated.
P.s Have a great week ahead!