How time flies so fast that we’re almost even clueless that it’s already December. This year has flown with just a blink of an eye and we’re on the verge of yet another year — a year full of possibility for new life and new beginnings.
What you will accomplish next year greatly depends on the people you surround yourself with. Or, in other words, it greatly depends on which people you decide not to surround yourself with.
When bringing in the new year, be sure not to bring all the rubbish with you. Leave all of them in 2014 for you to feel much lighter, filled with positivity and good vibrations.
If you ain’t got a clue as to who THEY are to stay away from, then read the following 10 tips for goodness sake.
1. The Users
Sometimes we find people in our lives who use us in ways that end up hurting us. Most people will use us and by doing so, either maintain or improve our well-being.
Then you have those toxic individuals who use you and leave you worse off, leaving you high and dry and feeding off you like a parasite.
These sorts of people have no place in your life. So, don’t bring them into 2015.
2. The Stressful People
If you believe stress is bad for you, then it will be bad for you.
If you use stress as a motivator to motivate you to act then stress can actually be rather healthy. However, you should aim to only be stressed by situations and not by people. If you have people in your life who are constantly managing to stress you out, that’s your mind telling you — and trying to motivate you — to remove them from your life.
Life is stressful as it is. You don’t need someone making it worst, right?
3. The Sadists
People can be silly sometimes. The people we keep a part of our lives are the people we care about — or at least, that ought to be the case. Some of these individuals, sadly, end up hurting us and causing us pain. The problem is that when others cause us pain, we’re reminded of how much those people mean to us. If they could hurt us emotionally, we must care for them and what they think of us a great deal — so we allow them to remain a part of our lives.
Pain is only good if it teaches you a lesson. In this case, the lesson is to stop allowing others to use you as a punching bag.
4. The Unsympathetic Heartless
We’ve all had people in our lives who act like our friends only when it’s convenient for them.
These toxic individuals are “pseudo friends” — a lot of fun to hang out with, and more than willing to accept help, but when you need their help they’re miraculously nowhere to be found. These individuals are definitely toxic because they give you the illusion of a safety net.
You think you can lean on them for support, but when you reach for their shoulder, you fall over and hit the ground. Make sense?
5. The Liars
Everyone lies. In fact, within the first few minutes of meeting a new person, that person is likely to lie to you a handful of times. Most lies are harmless, but that all changes when the people who are lying to you are the people you trust.
Fill your life with trustworthy people and you’ll be far better off. You can find lies just about anywhere. Finding the truth, on the other hand, is much more rare.