I made a promise to myself at the beginning of 2017. No more negative people.
If that meant clients, I resigned them (even if they represented a lot of income to me).
If that meant friends, I simply stopped calling. The negative ones didn’t call often anyway. But when they did, I gently declined the invitation to see them, talk on the phone or go back and forth over email or text.
If that meant family, I limited my conversations to positive things, lighter subjects and words of hope in response to criticism, cynicism or negativity in general.
2017 was a great year.
My stress was down.
My heart rate was steady.
I never got sick.
I laughed more.
I felt free.
I appreciated so much more because my life was filled with love, support and positivity.
And… the more I released any negativity in my life, the more positive experiences, people, opportunities, came into my experience.
At the end of this article are some great tips to start your 2018 right by releasing negativity in your life – especially the naysayers.
As Steve Jobs used to say…
“Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”
[Stanford University commencement speech, 2005]”
So go forward in 2018 with a light heart, a heart open to love, friendship, helping others, hope and belief in yourself. This might be your best year yet on this earth, and, this could by your MISOGI for the year.
Try getting to the outer limits of the outside of your comfort zone when it comes to toxic relationships. Just say NO. Nicely. Honor yourself. Follow YOUR bliss – not someone else’s.
You are a wonderful person.
You are a beautiful person.
You are perfect, just the way you are.