Are You Surrounding Yourself With Upbeat People?

Life is full of choices.

One of my core values is joy. I know now, more than ever, how important it is for me to fill my world with things that bring out that JOY.

Look around at your life and see what sparks being upbeat.

What makes you feel good, good, and goodness?

Life is too hard not to take charge and put things into your life that build you up and keep you at the top of your game.

As the saying goes, you become like the top 5 people you hang out with.

Who are those people to you?

Are they people that lift you up?
Do you notice how good you feel in their presence and afterward?

If not, why are you keeping them the highlights of your life? I know there are people you must be around, like certain extended family or colleagues at work. But you can limit that time. Do something uplifting after you are in their presence. Change the energy. Talk less about them.

Notice who you follow on your social media and TV. Do you feel more optimistic and hopeful after spending your time making those choices? If not, why are you wasting your time? I know you don’t want to make yourself wrong.

Here’s one of the people I follow on Instagram. Dr. Mark Hyman says, “Your thoughts have real and measurable effects on your body and brain. Your immune cells know your deepest feelings.”

I care about my health, so I ponder what I see. I am curious about these thoughts and wonder what fits for me to keep me on top of my game.

Too many people aren’t even thinking or questioning their choices. They have just done it. For the most part, people I know who watch things like Fox News or follow conspiracy theories feel pessimistic, depressed, and antagonistic about life and others. That’s heavy.

Is that how you want to feel and go around living life?

Opposing views or ideas can be healthy and uplifting. Just like with most things, it is what you choose to do with situations in your life. Notice if you are choosing to find a way to make a difference with what you hear or if you are going down a rabbit hole of darkness complaining and feeling helpless or hopeless.

Notice how you are feeling. It’s an indication that a better choice is available. Find out what that is for you – for you to feel upbeat. To have a better feeling, though.

As Abraham-Hicks shares, “We would like you to reach the place where you’re not willing to listen to people criticize one another…where you take no satisfaction from somebody being wrong…where it matters to you so much that you feel good, that you are only willing to think positive things about people…you are only willing to look for positive aspects; you are only willing to look for solutions, and you are not willing to beat the drum of all of the problems of the world.”

Life is precious.

I know because of our age, we will hear about more and more people we know who pass and are diagnosed with horrific diseases.  
I know for us, messages are more like wake-up calls to make sure we are living life fully.  That we are living as healthy and alive as possible.  That we are experiencing everything we want.
I know I question what is happening to me when it doesn’t feel good.  I wonder why I keep doing it.  I find ways to shift what I’m doing.  It’s not easy at times because habits are sometimes hard to break.  

But how I feel is my greater why I need to change any uncomfortable feelings.

Your life is affected by the choices you make.

Being around uplifting and upbeat people extends your life.

Decide what is one thing you could change this week so you are surrounding yourself with upbeat people.

You are worth making better-feeling choices.