We draw a lot of energy from other people. But, sometimes, people can literally suck the life out of you. Sound familiar?...
Today's challenge is to identify those who really bring you up! Write them down- and let them know how much they matter! .... How about the people that are "energy-suckers?" Identify these people as well! I'm not saying to then cut people of your life, but perhaps put some distance between yourself and negative people. See what kind of difference it makes!
Surround yourself with positive people, those who lift you up, make you smile, even when you want to cry, who care for you unconditionally, and support you (even when your ideas seem crazy to others) no matter what. However, it can be hard when some of these people are members of your family.
Perhaps you have a cousin that just doesn't ever have anything nice to say, only talks about him/herself, or complains about everything. You are going to see this person at family events or parties. Family is family; that's not something you can change. But, you can change the relationship and how you interact with this person. Be kind, keep is short and sweet, and don't reinforce the negative talk. Soon this person will see that you are not giving into the negative energy. It's not that you are pushing this person out of your life, cutting-off all communication entirely, or skipping family events you know he or she will be attending. You are simply distancing yourself from the energy.
Positive energy attracts positive energy (sorry magnets and physics and all that jazz! ;)). Quality, not quantity. Not everyone will like you; and that's ok! Save your energy for those that matter! Why waste it trying to get people to like you?
Live life on your terms, with people who value you, bring you joy, and don't run when things get hard. Live life by your own design. You deserve nothing but the best. Never forget that!