mental health, mindfulness

Circle of Friends

Be with someone who allows you to be yourself or just stay single, right?

The world already has enough problems, and I don’t need you to be a part of the growing list.

Today’s topic is about support system. Who do you consider to be part of your support system?

An exercise that I recently did was Circle of Friends. I drew myself in the first since I knew myself best. This visual exercise provided me with clarity in terms of my relationships. While it’s possible to be reliant upon yourself, we can’t escape the fact that we’re social by nature. Having a few quality relationships can be very uplifting.

Once you create your own circle of friends and examine each one closely. Honor the fact that some friendships you’ve already outgrown, and that’s okay. Think about what you need in terms of external support. I found that having expectations of others often leave me feeling disappointed. Spreading myself too thin in unsatisfying relationships seems like a waste of energy. This year you may consider spending more time with your inner relationships, those that matter most. Your job isn’t to please everyone. However, if it makes you happy to meet up with people. initiate and reach out. Be attune to what your needs are. Stop apologizing. Step into your power.


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Resources: Different types of friendships –

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