If your life is not going the way you have planned; it’s time to figure out why. Sometimes, a lot of our problems come from the people we choose to spend our time with. Here are a few signs you could be hanging out with the wrong people.
You’re Questioning Who You Are
Are you doing things you usually wouldn’t do? When you look in the mirror, do you know who’s staring back at you? If you’ve been doing things you normally wouldn’t do and it’s bothering you; time to take a step back and think things through. We all have a moral standard we adhere to. If you’ve been falling into too many gray areas lately; it could be a sign you need to find new friends. Going against your moral compass will not bring you happiness, it will only make things harder in the long run. Stay true to yourself.
They Standby And Let You Abuse Yourself
A good friend will tell you when you’ve been drinking too much, or when to stop eating that tub of ice cream if you’re depressed. When you are hanging out with people who do not call you out on your self-destructive behavior, means… they either don’t care, or it’s a case of misery-loves-company. A real friend wants what’s best for you. Those are the kind of people you want in your life.
They Don’t Support Your Goals
Have you been putting your life on hold? Do you spend more time engaged in unproductive activities, like bar hopping, poker games or late night binge drinking? If your answer is yes; it’s time to get back on track. You want positive people who will build you up and encourage you to pursue your dreams, not pull you farther away.
They Are Never Around When You Need Them
With any good friendship, the two people involved must learn to make adjustments for each other. When you can only give 30%, a real friend must give 70%. Then when the tables are turned, you must be willing to put in the extra effort to help them survive whatever crisis they are going through. If you have so-called friends that only show up for the good times, maybe it’s time to tell them goodbye.
You Never Feel At Ease
Once you’re done hanging with your friends, do you feel even more stressed out? This is a sign you have negative friends. I’m not saying every time you spend time with people; it will be all roses and unicorns. But if you constantly feel drained afterward, it’s time to ditch the dead weight. Drama, negativity, jealousy, and constant whining will smoother anyone’s spirit. If you struggle to keep your head above water, don’t hang out with people who are trying to drown you.
If you don’t like where you’re life is going; change things up. Remember: Sunshine is what makes a garden grow. Find those bright, positive people, and see what happens…