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Creating a Positive Circle

You’ve likely heard the expression that says you are probably going to become the average of the five people you hang around most often. For some of us, that is a scary thought! Take a moment and really consider who you spend the most time with each day. Is it the coworker that sits in the cubicle next to yours? Is it a best friend you’ve had since high school that you get high with after work? Is it the bartender at your local haunt? Think about the characteristics of these five people in your life. Are they living the life you want to live? Are they an example of the type of person you want to be in your life? These questions are critical. You need to objectively analyze those five people that you surround yourself with most often.

If you are one of the lucky few that consistently hang out with people that are the embodiment of your best version of you, then keep doing what you’re doing! Research says you are on the right path and that, in time, you will become who you want to be in your life. However, if you’re like the rest of us and as you think about your social circle, you may find it could use an update, don’t stress, you are not alone.

To create a positive circle of influence in your life, keep in mind that if you have interests in common with these people, it will be more natural and more enjoyable for everyone involved. This being said, a great place to start is by reviewing your own interests and hobbies. Consider joining clubs, teams, or groups that deal with things you enjoy. For instance, if reading a riveting murder mystery novel is your idea of time well spent, consider joining a book club and get to know the other participants. With the advent of social media, it is easier than ever to find like-minded individuals. From a jogging partner to a bowling team, there are avenues to meet people around you everywhere. When you get to know these people, you will find that they become a positive influence and encourage you to make healthy choices in your life. It is indeed not necessary to eliminate some of those less-than-positive influences but instead make sure to prioritize your time and make sure you are surrounded by people that make it easier for you to be the best version of you.

Choosing sobriety is an important decision. You are in control of your future, and with the right support team on your side, you can live a fantastic life in recovery. Call Villa Tranquil today at 214-799-3080 to get the help you need now.