I’ve posted before about the benefits of decluttering our physical environment, but those benefits can also be gained by decluttering our relationships. We are significantly influenced by the people around us. Spending time with people who are constantly complaining, leaves me feeling drained. Sometimes, putting a positive spin on a negative comment, or changing the topic can help. If it doesn’t, I will consider having a conversation about how the negative talk is impacting both of us (more stress, weaker immune system…). Failing that, I will remove myself. I make it a priority to surround myself with positive people who make me feel happy and energized.
Take some time to evaluate your relationships to see which ones are having a positive or negative impact on your health and happiness, and then make any necessary changes. You are worth it!