Happy Thoughts: December 01, 2020 at 12:45PM

We all have those semi-toxic relationships; those individuals who we like, but who are greatly flawed, and most of our time is spent dealing with those flaws.

There’s a cost involved in being around these people too much. Every minute spent dealing with their challenging sides, is time that could be spent on getting closer to our goals or fulfilling our values.

For example, you were just in an accident and you need to rest in order to recover, but, your friend keeps encouraging you to go out and exercise. You keep arguing and explaining that you can’t do any physical activity; the time you spent arguing with your friend is time that you could have dedicated to actually resting to recover.

Each relationship nudges us in a certain direction, and we need to make sure that it is the direction that we are headed as well. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be friends with people who are different from us, but we should weigh out the value of each relationship and see where it comes to play in our lives. This also doesn’t mean we should cut everyone off, but we should think more about where people are headed, and if that aligns with where we are headed as well.

Relationships can be the greatest thing to add value to our lives, so make sure to seek out those meaningful ones. Start by thinking about why you are spending time with someone, and what that does for you and your life.

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