Who Should You Be Keeping in Your Life?

Sometimes I need something new on the blog and I don’t often get offers to share guest posts about anything new like health, fitness, or self-care (although I’m writing more of that now). Here I have Alicia from The Happy Hippie, she is an easy-going, happy, healthy person and I wanted to feature her here on the blog. She reached out to me after I asked for guest posts in the Blog & Biz BFFs Facebook Group. I’m excited to see what she has for us today and I hope she becomes a new friend here you all can go follow her and subscribe to her blog.

This quote speaks to me in a lot of different ways.  I try to always be the best version of myself that I can possibly be and I try to surround myself with those who bring out that side of me.  In my 21 years of life, I have found some amazing people who do just this.  I have also found people who have brought out the worst of me, those people are no longer in my life because that is a version of myself I never want to see again.  It is so important to take yourself out of toxic situations.  How do you know if it is toxic?  You might find yourself asking this question right about now.
This quote brings this word right out in the open.  If someone who you think is someone important to you is just constantly stressing you out, they aren’t actually bringing out the best version of you, they are bringing out the stressed version of you.
If you are always feeling negative around this person, or as if you are being brought down, leave.  No one should ever make you feel bad about yourself.  We are all unique human beings who deserve to feel empowered on a daily basis.  No one should take this away from you.  If they do, walk away.
Feeling the Need to Impress
If you are feeling as though you always need to impress someone, they probably aren’t the right person for you to be spending your time with.  You should be able to feel confident in who you are as a person.  You are unique, which is something no one can take away from you.
Toxic people can secretly be making your life worse.  You should feel confident and empowered around those who are put in your life to bring out the best in you.  What does this kind of relationship look like?
No matter the relation to someone in your life, you should feel confident around them.  You should be able to be yourself.  They should love you as much as you love yourself.  You shouldn’t feel embarrassed or afraid.  You should feel happy and confident.
I have talked about feeling empowered a lot, but what does this actually mean?  This word can be taken in a lot of different contexts but I feel as though someone who empowers you, is someone who supports you and has confidence in whatever you are doing.  These are some of the most positive people you can be around.
We are going to have bad days.  Someone who brings out the best in you is going to support you, be a shoulder to cry on, give you advice, and tell you the truth, even if it is not what you want to hear.  These are the people you can depend on!
In a world of billions of people, it can be hard to find your people.  But when you are trying to decide whether a person is meant to be in your life, take a look at this post.  If they fit into any of the first three categories, they are probably better off not having the honor of being in your presence.  But, if they fit into the bottom three, keep them around, they have to be pretty genuine to make such an impact in your life.
And never forget, positive vibes only!


Hello! My name is Alicia and I am so glad to meet you! I am a 21-year-old girl who wants to make the world a better place in any way I can! I am an aspiring teacher who does not go anywhere without her pup Brindle.  I love to cook what I think is sophisticated food and binge-watch Bob’s Burgers.  To learn more about me and my positive vibes, check out my blog www.the-happy-hippie.com

Thanks for letting me feature you and show everyone about self love and how you can easily “cut the fat” so to speak. I think you have a great blog and we will be fast friends in no time! Until next time!



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