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The Impact of Your Inner Circle – Being Intentional About Your Surroundings

In the journey of personal growth and mental well-being, we often overlook a rather crucial factor: the company we keep. The people we surround ourselves with can have a profound influence on our thoughts, actions, and overall outlook on life intself. Throughout this blog, we will explore the significance of being intentional about the individuals we choose to surround ourselves with and how it can impact our mental health and overall well-being.


The Power of Influence

As social beings, humans are inherently influenced by the environments we occupy and the people that we interact with. Our beliefs, values, and actions are shaped by the collective influence of our social circle. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we find ourselves adopting the values and habits of those around us, making it incredibly essential to be mindful of the company that we choose to keep. Therefore, it’s crucial to assess whether our inner circle consists of individuals who uplift and inspire us or those who drain our energy and perpetuate negativity. Surrounding ourselves with supportive and growth-oriented individuals can significantly enhance our overall well-being and contribute to our continuous journey towards personal development.


The Importance of Boundaries

Setting boundaries is essential when it comes to cultivating a healthy social circle. You ever find yourself just feeling icky after you hang out with a certain individual or group of people? Pay attention to this feeling! What is it trying to communicate to you? At times, we may find that our values or personal goals no longer align with those that we once surrounded ourselves with and there is a nagging feeling that a change must be made. While it can be challenging to navigate and can evoke feelings of grief, it is okay to make the decision to distance ourselves from relationships when necessary to do so. Prioritizing our mental health means being selective about the energy we allow into our lives and having the courage to walk away from situations that no longer serve us.


Building A Strong Foundation and Self-Reflection

Ultimately, the company we keep reflects our own values, aspirations, and self-worth. It is essential to engage in continuous self-reflection and evaluate whether our social circle aligns with the person we aspire to be as we grow and evolve. Surrounding ourselves with individuals who inspire us to become the best version of ourselves can ignite personal growth and lead to a more fulfilling life. Furthermore, when we have individuals in our life who genuinely care about our well-being and happiness, it can provide a sense of belonging, validation, and emotional support during challenging times that life throws at us. 


The people that we surround ourselves with play a significant role in shaping our thoughts, actions, and overall well-being. By intentionally choosing who we surround ourselves with and setting boundaries with unhealthy relationships, we can create a supportive environment that is conducive to personal growth and happiness. Remember, you DESERVE to be surrounded by individuals who uplift and empower you on your journey towards wellness. If you find yourself struggling to identify your values or cultivating relationships that serve you, feel free to reach out to us to see how counseling can support you at this time.