The quality of a friendship should be measured on the strength of your bond and the abundance of love between you, not the number of times you catch up over coffee or go out drinking. We all have different needs, schedules and responsibilities. What’s important is you are there when it matters.
12 Habits you don’t realize are killing you slowly:
1. You skip breakfast/meals all the time. 2. You spend money you don’t have. 3. You are entertaining an unhappy relationship/friendship/marriage. 4. You text while you walk. 5. You skip your exercise/workout routine. 6. You snack when you’re not hungry. 7. You overwork yourself. 8. You bite your nails. 9. Your posture goes unchecked. 10. You have a severe lack of sleep. 11. You skip out on the vitamin D. 12. You load up on the caffeine.
If only people understood how important it is to be consistent. Everything that has value in life is a product of consistency. Success, health, fitness, wealth, friendships, relationships, and all other aspiration: are all about CONSISTENCY.
3 things to admire: Humility, Confidence, Commitment.
3 things to maintain: Friendship, Honesty, Consistency.
3 things to control: Tongue, Temper, Temptation.
3 things to prevent: Laziness, Complaining, Doubt.
3 things to watch: Attitude, Behavior, Language.
(This video got nothing to do with the post above. I like SNL for good reasons. No matter how hard i try, i struggle to understand how & why there’s a thing called TIKTOK in existence. I mean, how this 15 seconds of entertainment on loop works!! If i want to watch some dance, i will watch a STEP UP movie, for music there’s YouTube. I have a big dislike for such apps like TIKTOK which fuel instant gratification in young generation.)
I’ve had to learn the hard way who my real friends are, but the best way for me to tell is if they want to lift me up or bring me down. I only want to be with people who support me and in turn make me feel stronger because of their love and belief in me and because of my love and belief in them. You can’t have a friendship that’s one sided, you have to get as much as you give.
It might be worth letting a toxic person in your life know how you feel. If they aren’t willing to change the way they treat you, consider not spending so much time with them. (Not my words.)
Keep away from people who belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great. -MARK TWAIN.
Don’t waste time with people who don’t appreciate and value you for everything you have to offer. I see people keep chasing someone thinking they can change them or friends who don’t have their best interests at heart, but it doesn’t work that way. One of the keys to lasting relationships and friendships is MUTUAL RESPECT.
Don’t squander your time chasing anyone who has told you they don’t want you around. Evaluate all your relationships and weed out the negative ones. Go where you are wanted and stray from where you aren’t. Surround yourself with positive people and environments. (Not my words.)
We can’t be positive and optimistic every day of the year, it’s natural. Sometimes our light is as bright as the sun, and sometimes it can be a little faint. It’s important to surround yourself with friends who love unconditionally. These are the people we look to when we feel that all hope is lost. True friends light up our lives and rekindle the light within us when our hope is weakened.
Good friends help you find the important things you’ve lost; Your smile, Your hope, Your courage.
If you’re having a bad day, surround yourself with friends who will let their light shine over you. At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.
Relationships between family, friends, significant others, and colleagues are complicated and full of learning experiences. Nobody comes into this world knowing everything. We all go through different experiences, make mistakes, have successes, and then make more mistakes that we can learn from. The ability to trust and listen to the people in your life is the foundation all healthy relationships are built on.
While talking to friends, make sure you are really listening to what they have to say and aren’t distracted by something else. You owe that to them and you would want the same in return. Trust is a bond between two people that is found only when they are able to listen and understand where the other person is coming from. That to me is the only key to friendships and relationships.