Some days I wear my dog to work.
With the bone-chilling cold of a New England winter upon us, I often rely on my fleece jacket to keep me warm. Fleece is great, but due to static electricity it’s also quite magnetic. Especially when it comes to dog fur. Just walking close to my dog and his hair seems to jump right on me.
We all have something in common with fleece. Things stick to us, too. How and where we spend our time greatly influences what actually gets stuck. Spend too much time in any negative environment and you will see that negativity start sticking to you. Fortunately, it works that way for positivity as well.
Perhaps you spend time interacting with disgruntled co-workers as they complain about what’s wrong with the company. Or, maybe it’s joining in with gossiping relatives as they gleefully talk about other relatives. Or it could even be watching the nightly TV news as it recaps everything which went wrong in the world today. It’s all toxic. And it all sticks to you.
Or you could choose to surround yourself with people and environments which uplift and inspire you. Maybe it’s time to engage with more upbeat co-workers, distance yourself from the gossipers, or spend the time you’d use watching the news to go for a walk instead.
Our environments greatly impact our emotional health and well being. We are responsible for creating the spaces, experiences, and relationships we need to allow ourselves to flourish and thrive.
So, what’s been getting stuck on you these days?
Life is sticky. Make sure you’re getting stuck to the things which serve you.
It’s a great day to be you!