I’ve recently learned that creating a filter on the people you spend time with can be one of the best decisions you make. An important part of self care is surrounding yourself with people that want you to be happy, and bring out the best version of you.
Creating a filter doesn’t necessarily mean cutting someone out of your life completely (though you might find this helpful), it could simply be spending less time around them, texting them less, or simply opening up to them less about what’s on your mind.
We get so used to spending time with certain people that we forget to take a moment to make sure the people we’re with are actually good for us. This could be a partner, friends, colleagues, or even relatives. No matter the relationship, if you find yourself feeling anxious, low or lacking in confidence every time you spend time with them or immediately after, it’s worth filtering them.
‘If you lose someone but find yourself, you won.’
You’ll notice a difference not only in your overall mood, but in your day-to-day motivation and self belief. This might take a few days, but filtering people that have a negative impact on you is one of the first steps in self care. You deserve to be happy.
‘It’s so nice when toxic people stop talking to you. It’s like the trash took itself out.’