WHAT DO I NEED TO LET GO OF THAT IS NOT SERVING ME? #3: Relationships that Drain You. We all have them. It could be a friend, coworker, family member, lover, or spouse. I am not asking you to quit your job, leave your husband and get all new friends.
The first step is being mindful of HOW you feel when you are around people. Does spending time with certain people give you anxiety or stress? Make you feel badly about yourself? If you are able to take a step back from the relationship, do so. You don’t have to be mean, but you can just make a conscious effort to not engage. If you aren’t able to do that, then it goes back to the things you CAN control versus the ones you can’t. Think of some ways you can protect your energy from being affected by them. A couple of things to try:
Think of yourself in an impenetrable bubble. Whatever the person may say to you that might have upset you before, just bounces off.
As this person is giving you negative energy, focus on giving them the opposite. Focus on sending them love and kindness. Don’t let them pull you down, just send them good vibes and remember YOU are in control of your own emotional well-being.
Remember, life is too short to spend with people that stress you out. And NO ONE has permission to MAKE you feel anything. SO take back control of your time, your energy, and your mental health! And fill those days with people who recognize your worth.