The people we associate with on a regular basis affect our mental and emotional states, and also determine the quality of our lives.
When we are young, we don’t have much control over who we spent time with, as we tend to be with our families or school friends. Once we grow older, we can choose who to spend time with based on what we’d like to achieve, experience or do in life.
The reality is not everyone is a positive influence, so we have to seriously consider removing people from our lives, if we believe it’s a better choice for us.
Even though people may not intentionally be negative or unsupportive, it’s not for us to try and change them or their behaviours. While it’s useful to be a positive influence or role model, sometimes we have to acknowledge that some people are stuck in their own ways and we have to do what we think is best for us.
It may not be easy to remove people or let them drop out of our lives, however it’s important to know why it will be beneficial to not be around them as much.
It comes down to choosing what we think is best for us and being willing to go through with it.