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Healthy Relationships

It is said to be that the 5 people that one often surrounds themselves with, is a reflection of themselves. If the people you surround yourself with are a reflection of who you are, they can alter your mindset and change the ways you view the world. It is important for an individual to surround themselves with the “right” people and maintain healthy relationships for numerous benefits, and in general for the betterment and self-improvement of themselves. A person looking to surround themselves with the right people must keep in mind the effects of the people they surround themselves with, how to find the right people who will ultimately benefit them, and how to keep a healthy long-lasting relationships with the right friends.

The people that surround an individual have a huge impact on them and mold them as a person and influence their actions. This can be proven by a person's influenced attitudes, feelings, and behavior, also known as disposition. As one observes and spends time with the same people who say specific things and have specific opinions, then it is likely that the person who spends time with them will often start to follow their ideals and have the same opinions. Not only do the people that surround a person affect their attitude, behavior, and feelings, but they also affect habits that will affect one’s physical health, academic success, and career success. For example, if a person is surrounded by health-conscious people then it is likely that they will be health-conscious and active which will provide them individually with several benefits, whereas another person may surround themselves with a group that consists of following bad habits, and start following their habits. Similarly, the people you surround yourself with influence other habits that may be life-changing.

As the people a person surrounds themselves with changes their whole lifestyle, it is important to find the right people that will affect you mentally, emotionally, and physically. One of the things that are important to look for, are those who motivate and encourage other people. People who motivate and encourage positive motives help a person grow and become the best version of themselves. This will help them change and learn how to make better decisions from the decisions they might have made before. Another thing that is important to look for are people who exhibit good qualities. As the people who you surround yourself with can majorly influence you it is quite important to surround yourself with people or friends who have good qualities that you want to follow. If you don’t want to see yourself in the same position in a few years or even months then it is a huge sign to find other people to surround yourself with. For example, if you want to become a hardworking, athletic, trustworthy person then you have to find people who are in that state or are working towards it to influence you in a way that is beneficial.

If you have found or formed a very good relationship then it is important that it is worked towards being strong and long-lasting. It is important to have clear communication. Communication is important for each person to be able to share their thoughts and opinions mindfully, and better understand the other person. Communication additionally helps when there is conflict over a few things so that both the people in the relationship can acknowledge their rights and wrongs, and work towards solving the problem rather than ignoring it. It is also important to be present and stay in touch. When someone is trying to make a relationship last, yet does anything else rather than simply talking to them, it makes them absent. When one person is absent then the other person feels not valuable enough to keep the friendship going. To make sure a relationship is long-lasting, even when you don’t have much time, or are living far from them, it is important to stay in contact whether it be from phone calls to text messages.

It is important for an individual to surround themselves with the right people for benefitting themselves and others. A person looking to surround themselves with the right people should know the effects of the people they surround themselves with, how to find the right people, and how to keep a healthy long-lasting relationship with the right friends. Developing healthy, strong, and long-lasting relationships could be hard for a few people however, following a few simple tips will help them to drastically bring change into their lives.


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