Your vibe attracts your tribe: how to surround yourself with people who bring out the best in you
One of the most important things that will impact you as a person and your life is who you choose to surround yourself with on a regular basis. For better, or for worse, your friends and the people who are the closest to you have an enormous impact on who you are. If your dearest friends are kind, happy and upbeat, by default, you then will become more kind, happy and upbeat. For this reason, it is SO important to surround yourself with the right crowd. To surround yourself with love, positivity and people who lift you up. With that being said, these are the types of people you want in your tribe:
Accepting people: you should always be able to be yourself
Yes, that’s right. You should feel 100% comfortable in your own skin. The people who are in your inner circle should love and support you for who you are! They should never try to put you down, change you, or make you into something you’re not. You are beautifully unique & there is only one you! Embrace yourself, quirks and all. Surround yourself with those who make you feel comfortable and accepted. You should be able to be yourself exactly as you are…flaws & all.
Like minded individuals
It’s important that you surround yourself with people who share a similar way of thinking. For instance, if you are hard working, driven and want to excel in life, you should be spending your time with those who share those values. If things like honesty, integrity and kindness are important to you, it should be equally as important to your friends as well. Spend time with those who make you better, encourage you and sharpen you. Choose to be around people who will always, always, ALWAYS lift you up and propel you forward. Be careful spending time with people who stunt your growth, or hold you back from being the best version of yourself.
It is a proven fact that happiness is contagious. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time with someone who is constantly looking at the glass half full, as opposed to empty? We would! The more upbeat and happy your tribe is, the more happy and upbeat you will become as well. And we could all use a little more happiness 🙂
And the people you don’t:
People who talk badly about others
Because let’s face it, if they are talking about someone else to you, you can be sure they are going to do the same to you when you’re not around. Yikes!
I think we all have a little bit of drama in our lives from time to time. Life happens, things can get mess and that’s ok. But you should avoid spending time with people who are constantly out looking to stir the pot, or who love to start issues for no reason. It wastes your precious time & energy when you could be investing it something far more worthwhile.
I think it’s safe to say we’ve all experience at least someone in our life who is always chiming in with a put-down, or a snark comment that makes us feel bad. Who needs that? Life is far too short to be around people who enjoy putting you down, or making you feel low. If someone makes a habit out of this and you constantly walk away feeling de-valued, it’s time to cut the cord.
You know the saying, “you are what you eat?” Well, it’s pretty much the same when it comes to your closest friends & confidants. Choose happiness, choose positivity & choose to surround yourself with people who love you, encourage you and make you the best person you can be. Choose to surround yourself with people who keep their word, who have a strong character rooted in truth and goodness and people who aren’t afraid to do what is right. These are the people who will make you great.