Being Selective is Good: Friendships You Want To Keep

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1. Friends who make you feel lost in time. Spending time with them doesn’t have a limit.

If hours fly by within blinks of a second then this is a great sign that your valuable time is being spent carefully. You don’t feel tired or drained after a couple of hours talking to these friends, and the conversation stays intriguing.

2. Friends who make you feel valuable

The things that you value should reflect on the friends that you have in some form. When it comes to how I feel valued, I refer to the 5 love languages: Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service, Receiving Gifts, Quality Time, and Physical Touch.

3. Friends who give you space to explore who you want to be so you can grow and improve.

There should always be a blank page at the end of every person’s book of life stories.

4. Friends who reflect the type of person you want to become.

I love the way Marianna Saver describes it in her article, “You Are Who You Surround Yourself With”. You have control over who you decide to be friends with and these friends should reflect the type of person you want to become.

5. Friends who find the positive side to every event and even the smallest situations.

At least once in a lifetime, we find ourselves becoming friends with people who don’t have the best interest in a lot of the things that they do. Sometimes it’s not their fault, but frequently expressing negative thoughts and actions can be very draining.

I write for those who jump into life on the deep end. Sharing experiences and loving new insight.

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