Lately I have been thinking a lot about healthy relationships.
This isn’t limited to people who you would date- I’m talking about healthy relationships in every area of life. It includes family, friends, mentors, coworkers, and even people in passing. We spend so much time thinking about our physical health, yet mental health can easily be triggered and negatively impacted when we’re spending time around people who aren’t treating us in a way that is in our best interest.
Of course, we can’t completely avoid certain people or behaviors- but how can we set boundaries and interact with those people in a new, healthy way?
It’s up to us to make the change.
Over the years I’ve had a lot of “friends” who took their own issues out on me. I’ve learned to step away, stopped taking their suggestions, and realized their behavior wasn’t about me at all.
The people I choose to let into my life lift me up, empower me, and accept me for where I am at. They inspire me to keep doing what I’m doing, and would never try and make me doubt myself.
It can be hard to be alone at times, but remember- it’s better to be alone than to be invested in an unhealthy relationship.
Remember all the light you bring, and spend time with those who appreciate you. They’ll help you shine even brighter.