One positive thing that I have gained from this pandemic is the ability to let go of things–worries about what others think of me, FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), and people that, when pressed, would not have my back. I am not talking about my friends, who are all so amazing. What I am referring to are those acquaintances who I’ve felt the need to please or have like me.
When the people around you FEEL LIKE WORK then maybe it is time to cut ties. You know the ones I mean? The ones who are draining your batteries. Friendship should be easy and uplifting. Your friends should make you feel good about yourself, not less than. And vice-versa. You need to be their cheerleader as well. Life is too short to hold others back or to have others hold you back.
Use this week’s Bright Light Living Healthy Habit to assess with whom and how you are spending your time. Are you allowing others to bring you down? Do the people around you inspire, uplift, and give you the freedom and acceptance to be you – – or, are they depleting your energy?
Because that is what life is about: BEING TRUE TO YOU. The ones who celebrate this — you being your true authentic self — are the ones with whom you need to surround yourself.
[EVERY MONDAY, A NEW ‘HABIT’ WILL BE POSTED AS PART OF MY BRIGHT LIGHT LIVING HEALTHY HABITS SERIES. THESE ‘HEALTHY HABITS’ ENCOMPASS HABITS FOR THE MIND, BODY, SPIRIT, AND ONE’S PERSPECTIVE OF LIFE—IN ORDER TO LIVE BRIGHT. YOU MAY WISH TO IMPLEMENT THE HABITS EACH WEEK (IF SO, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO DOWNLOAD THE HEALTHY HABITS ASSESSMENT FORM). OR, THE WEEK’S HABIT CAN SIMPLY SERVE AS A JOURNAL PROMPT OR SOMETHING TO PONDER. IT’S UP TO YOU. I DO HOPE YOU WILL CHECK IN EACH WEEK.]