Happy Hump day everyone! I hope you all have been having a great day so far and that you are having a very productive week. I don’t how many of you had Veterans Day off, but I was one of those lucky people that did, and it was the day off that I needed to relax and refresh. Don’t forget to do that every once and while. Your mind will thank you. But if you didn’t have that day off, just remember you’re almost finished with the work week, and I’m here to give you just the “Tea” that you need to make it through. So sit back, relax, and have some PositiviTea.
There are times when a lot of us forget just how much power we have over our lives. We are able to choose the career that we want. We can choose the mood we want to be in. We can also choose the people that stay in our lives or leave. When was the last time you took an inventory of the people in your life? I’m not just talking about friends. But I’m also talking about family, co-workers, and lovers. You’re in charge of how long each of these groups of people stay, as well as how important they are in your life. So how do you know what to look for when you’re evaluating the people in your life? I’m glad you asked. 🙂 Let’s look at each category in the quote: Promote, Demote, and Terminate.
Promote – In my opinion this category is one of the easiest ones. You love your friend, family member, or co-worker. You all have a great vibe and can rely on each other without doubting the other person’s motive. You feel supported and uplifted. You can share dreams, goals, and give each other advice and what you should do next. You can’t see living life without that person and you want to make sure they know how much they mean to you. That’s the person to promote.
Demote – This category is a a little difficult. This person could have good days and bad days when it comes to being that person that you need. They may have a few consistent times of letting you down, and event though they say they’re sorry, it still hurts you. You’ve tried talking to them about not feeling good about the friendship/relationship. They’ll fix it for a short time, but then it goes back to what they were. You know that they may be a good person, but for your mental wellness, you can’t keep that person at the high importance level that they have in your life, because you know they don’t value that position. So you definitely have to give them a demotion. What you should note, is that this person can come back and get promoted if they recognize what they did wrong and show consistent progress. But be careful. It could just be an act to get back in your good graces. So guard your heart.
Terminate – This category can be hard to deal with. Although, I truly believe we all know when it’s time to terminate someone. It’s just a matter of doing it. Is it hard to let someone go that we’ve had in our lives, around family, and even shared memorable experiences with? Hell yes! We’d all be lying if we said it wasn’t. It’s all about doing what you have to do to protect your heart and realizing some people are only meant to be in your life for a season. If that person is not adding anything to you, then you must subtract them from your life. Now that is a word!!
So I challenge you all to take a quick evaluation of your circle. You may have to make some tough choices, but I promise it will be for the better. Have a great day, and don’t forget to spread some PositiviTea!