Positive thinkers, do you know what time it is?!? Well in case you’re not able to tell where I’m going with this based off of the title of this post, I’ll go ahead and tell you the answer to the question…
It’s spring cleaning time!!!
Yes! It’s that time of the year again! That time of the year when people make the decision to clean out all of the unnecessary junk and clutter from their homes. All over the world, there are people who are currently combing through their closets so that they can finally throw out those pair of jeans that they haven’t been able to get into since high school. Stuffed animals from childhood are being sent to Goodwill. Old pieces of furniture are being taken to Habitat for Humanity. And people are finally building up enough courage to get rid of that random stuff in that one drawer where they put all of the things that they want to keep but can’t find a proper place to put somewhere else in their homes. Spring cleaning is much needed for many of us, but this spring when you start on your cleaning, why not do a little bit of cleaning in another area of your life?
We always think about getting rid of things when we start spring cleaning, but perhaps the most important items we need to remove from our lives are people, not things. I’m sure that some of you reading this don’t have very many negative people in your life, and if that’s the case then you probably don’t have many people that you may want to eliminate from your life this spring, but if you do have people in your life that bring too much negativity your way then it might be time to throw them out with the clothes that you haven’t worn in five years. A house full of clutter is pretty bad, but having a life that’s cluttered with too many people that try to bring down your positive attitude is worse.
Some people in your life really shouldn’t be there anymore positive thinker. This person may be an acquaintance or it may be someone who you call a friend, but if they are currently in your life and they’re causing you pain (be it physical or emotional pain) then it’s time for them to take their pain inducing ways elsewhere. And I know that it may be difficult to get rid of them sometimes. After all, some of these people may have been a part of your life since high school (like the pair of jeans you just can’t seem to get rid of), but just because they have been there for that long doesn’t mean that they’re doing you any good. If that person does nothing to you but put you down then perhaps it would be a good idea for you to cut that individual out of your life. If you can’t seem to trust someone because they are constantly lying to you then it may be better if that person decided to do their lying around someone else. And if they are always encouraging you to do things that you know are bad for you then you should make the decision that you no longer want to have them in your life if they are going to keep spreading their negative influences on you.
Life is tough enough without having people in your life that make it more difficult for you to be the positive person that you’re trying to be. Positive thinker, the people in your life should be there to add to your joys, not to your sorrows. If they are too busy saying and doing things that make you feel bad about yourself that they can’t find time to uplift you then they are probably not a good addition to your life. You are a unique and amazing individual positive thinker, and the people in your life should be able to recognize that, but if they cannot then you shouldn’t waste your time with them.
Positive thinker cutting negative people out of your life is a change that you have to be willing to make if you want a chance for more positivity to become a part of your world. So this spring, removing negative people from your life should be a part of your cleaning ritual.
I mean just think about it, if you are willing to devote a significant portion of your time to getting rid of things that have little to no affect on your positive outlook on your life then you should be able to spend some time getting rid of something(s) that can really effect how positive your life ends up being.
And as you try to figure out which people you’re going to remove from your life, remember this quote, “Listen to positive people and ignore negative ones. People that doubt, judge, and disrespect you are not worth your time or attention.”