I’m sure we’ve all heard the saying ‘You are the sum of the 5 people around you’.
It’s a good point to reflect on, just like the media and food we allow ourselves to consume, the company we keep is of utmost importance too.
Those around us, whether you realise it or not, have the effect to influence your behaviour, thoughts and beliefs. So if you have a bunch of negative people around you, high chance you will be too and if you’re around lots of happy people, same thing.
Choosing the people you allow into your inner circle is probably the most important task you can complete. These interactions will setup how you see life and tackle impending challenges.
But make sure you seek balance within your little tribe, seek voices from all corners, with different experiences and different views. You can’t appreciate what being happy and positive is all about if you don’t know about sorrow and negativity. To be aware and continue to understand, to evolve, you need views from all angles of life.
Always evaluate your inner circle and if it’s still healthy for you.
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