Happiness Tip: Spend Time with Positive People

Happiness Tips

Have you ever heard the phrase “you are who your friends are”? My mom used to say that when I was young and it always stuck with me. Once I grew up, I started to realize just how true that statement is. Along those same lines is a quote by Jim Rohn that reads “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”

So you want to live a happy & positive life? Being friends with negative people is certainly not going to assist you in that goal. Try to spend the majority of your time with positive people. Happiness is contagious. High-energy people will lift you up, while people who tend to be negative will bring out your cynical side.

Stay Happy!

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39 thoughts on “Happiness Tip: Spend Time with Positive People

  1. This is a little pearl of wisdom ……always good to remember. I suppose in many ways we absorb the energy of everything around us….so it would be good to spend time not just with uplifting people, but in uplifting places too. I find nature works wonders on my mood :-)

  2. Thank you for visiting and for following. Happiness is a precious commodity and thankfully, it is free! My blog isn’t always happy, most times, it is. I am certainly going to follow you because I like happy!!!!

  3. Reread this post again today. Great post! I find that my actions often reflect those of who I spend time. This is especially true when I am spending time with people who have lower standards for their lives than I have for mine. I used to have a friend who smoked and he convinced me to start smoking. Made some great decisions for my life a while back and haven’t seen him since. You truly are who you spend time with!

    Really enjoyed the post :)

  4. It is true until certain point. If you are very sad the extreme happiness of other people hurt you, almost physically. Then again, too miserable people bring you down. I think, it is important to find people about your same mood-level…

  5. This is great! But so hard to do sometimes! I have to walk the fine line between helping others and letting them vent their problems, but also wanting to stay away from their negativity. This was a powerful reminder to surround myself with happy people. Thank you!

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  7. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”
    This is so true, and it’s a downer to hang out with negative people too!
    ps Thanks for ‘like’ing and following my blog as well.

  8. Reblogged this on Roamin 4 Happiness and commented:
    I am so glad I ran across this! It is something I have slowly but surely realized – slowly due to my stubbornness – and it is really the first thing that needs to come to fruition in your life in order to be happy. Rid yourself of the “sometimes” and needy friends. Get rid of the negative, gossipy, flighty “friends”. All you really have to do is stop communicating on your end. They only come to you to complain or when they need something anyway. I know it sounds difficult, but it will be surprisingly easy. Especially when you remind yourself these negative forces are leeches trying to suck the happiness from your life.

    Wow. Can I sound any more negative?
    <3 Roamin Twin

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