Why Is It Important to Be Conscious of Your Surroundings?
Have you ever heard someone say, “He/She is the product of their environment?” If you grew up in a toxic environment, you likely worry about your kids falling into the traps of the wrong crowd – environment. That’s because those you spend the most time with have a huge influence on your moods, how you view the world, and the expectations you have of yourself. As we grow, we’re faced with unique circumstances throughout our lives, and a significant part of our happiness comes from our choices and actions. Knowing that we cannot always change our circumstances, we want to use the power of positive attitude as we approach events in our life.
Surrounding yourself with good people can affect every aspect of your life, from business to romantic relationships. When you surround yourself with positivity, you’re more likely to adopt empowering beliefs and see life as happening for you instead of to you. Just as you benefit when you surround yourself with people who make you happy, “Everyday Happiness” is possible!
Awareness of your environment helps you to be more conscious about your decisions and actions, which can lead to a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Proximity is power: Always remember that who you spend the most time with is who you eventually become. To reach new heights in your happiness, you must surround yourself with people who not only inspire you, but challenge you. It isn’t always easy, but it’s worth it.
We all have goals in our lives, but which objectives are your most PRIORITY, most important for changing your attitude to your life circumstance in a way that will transform your sense of happiness? The priority you choose to invest time in are a reflection of your happiness, why would you choose to hang around people who bring negativity and distraction into your life? The number one way to begin and reach your end goal is to surround yourself with positivity and get those standards raised right now– today!
Working toward change is working toward a different future, maybe you’ve just gotten used to having certain people around or concerned about moving on…. don’t let fear rule your happiness. When you actively choose to surround yourself with people who make you happy and who share your ambitions, it elevates the standard of what you will or won’t tolerate in your life. Your happiness is worth it – once you start, you’ll be unstoppable.
Do you consider yourself a driven individual, yet your environment appears to be holding you back? Are you striving to reach the next level of success, but feel as though you are being hindered by those around you? The first step to making changes and unlocking your potential is to recognize the people in your life who bring you down. If you want to create a better future for yourself, you must leave the past behind and move on. Staying stuck in the past will prevent you from progressing forward. To unlock the potential of your future, it is essential to free yourself from negative relationships and devote more time to surrounding yourself with successful people.
The best way to determine who these individuals are is to think about how you feel after spending time with them. Do you feel good about yourself and ready to take on new challenges? Or do you feel upset, unsure of yourself and not in control of your emotions interrupting your happiness?
Our emotions exist to tell us things – lettings us know what we need to change in order to feel more fulfilled. If you feel drained, fearful or agitated after spending time with someone, it’s a sign they aren’t good for you.
It can be difficult to move on from relationships that are not working out the way you had hoped, especially when you have known some of these friends or colleagues for a long time. However, it is important to remember that you do not owe them anything if the relationship is not benefiting you in a positive way. Take time to reflect on why you feel the need to stay in these relationships and make the necessary changes to prioritize your own happiness.
We all carry inner narratives in our minds about ourselves and our happiness. These stories have a huge influence on how we live our lives and our capacity for joy. As well as having negative relationships in your life, you likely also have some positive people in your corner – it’s beneficial to have a range of personalities within your reach.
In turn, when you need to surround yourself with positivity, inviting these four types of people within your inner circle will bring more happiness into your life rather quickly:
Surrounding yourself with people who are smarter than you will push you to always keep learning and to stay curious.
Success is about more than smarts – in fact, there are plenty of smart people out there who don’t have the drive to succeed. The hunger of a hard worker inspires everyone around them to do more, be more and achieve more.
The world needs dreamers as much as it needs doers. The visionary in your circle is the one who will entertain your wildest ideas and always encourage you to chase your dreams.
No one is happy all of the time, but there are those who see obstacles as opportunities and those who see them as roadblocks. When it gets tough, you want a positive thinker in your life.
Happy people say no to almost everything – ‘the art of elimination’. Happy people are incredibly focused on their wellbeing, goals, and what they need to do in order to stay happy. You can either focus on your wellbeing or you can focus on constantly pleasing others. However you cannot do both!
Being in a loop of saying yes to things that you really shouldn’t say yes to will waste your time, money and energy. You would become much more successful if you drop the guilt that is associated in your mind with saying no, stop saying yes just to please others.
Here are some things to say NO to, that will make you more happier:
- Say NO to overworking yourself
- Say NO to doing all the work- delegate
- Say NO to people that waste your time
- Say NO to negative and judgmental people
- Say NO to people that make you feel drained
Embracing NO invites more happiness in your life, resulting in being able to handle daily stress and other negative emotions more easily, beginning to feel your best and behave your best.
When accelerating your happiness and success, it’s important to surround yourself with positive people you can learn from. In order to advance your happiness and success, seek out people who can help and guide you. A mentor is an ideal way to surround yourself with successful people who can help you accomplish your goals. Nobody accomplishes anything alone, and you don’t have to – find a mentor who has already achieved the results you want.
They have a strategy for success, whether they know it or not, and by spending time with them you can develop a similar one such as:
- How does this person respond to conflict?
- How do they network and forge relationships with key contacts?
- What habits have they established that lead to their greatness?
Observe their patterns and see how you can adapt similar ones into your life, this not only supports your happiness, it’s supported by you living out your values with a since of purpose and fulfillment.
You can also join a mastermind group or another professional group, either online or in person, or work with a coach who can help you overcome limiting beliefs and seek out uplifting people to spend time around. Not only will the coach be a good person to spend time with, they’ll also be able to help you identify which individuals in your life to limit your exposure.