What’s the simplest thing you can do to upcycle your life today?
Right now, get out a piece of paper, and make a list of the top three people in your life who make you smile. These are people who are always there with an encouraging word, and who help you see the brighter side of things when you have a bad day. They love you for you. They don’t judge you.
When you’ve made your list, commit to spending some time with at least one of the people on it every single day–or at least talking to them on the phone for a few minutes. Positive relationships are probably the most important key to a fulfilled life.
Now, think about some people in your life who drain you of your energy. You don’t have to write down their names, but think about what it is they do that brings you down: Do they refuse to validate some of your feelings? Are they often negative? Do they try to convince you to do things you don’t want to do, or that are unhealthy for you?
It would be impossible to completely stop spending time with all people who grate on you a little bit; after all, you might work with them, live next to them, or even be related to them! But make it a point to replace some of your time with the people who drain you with time spent with the people on your list above. I guarantee that this one simple change will have some amazing results!
- How I’m applying “Upcycle” principles in my own life (upcycleyou.com)
- The Simple Trick(s) to Making Friends… (upcycleyou.com)