Yes, you, BREAK UP WITH THEM! Break up with anyone who constantly drains you of your energy and doesn’t come with anything to offer. Yes, harsh, but basically inevitable. Taken from one of my favorite podcasts, “The Read”, the mantra of Break Up With Him crosses all genres of relationships.
One of the hardest things you can do is break up with a best friend or someone who is intertwined in your daily life, but you can’t continue to carry relationships on your back because of “history”. The truth is no one really owes you anything, so whoever gives you their time and energy, should be appreciated. However, that doesn’t mean you have to take anything that is given to you just because someone is there. You have a choice. You, more importantly, have a duty to yourself.
If you find yourself constantly dreading picking up the phone, feeling drained from conversations, always being the bigger person or downing yourself to make someone else feel comfortable, BREAK UP WITH THEM!
No, we’re not the lady or man on the stoop walking away from all our problems as if they never happened. We also aren’t the people who get out of relationships and think that we did everything perfectly. However, we are the people who have identified what and who makes us a better person and will walk confidently in our decisions moving forward.
Note: Just because you break up with someone doesn’t mean that they are completely excommunicated. This could also mean that you distance yourself away from them in certain areas of your life. For example, instead of talking to a certain friend about relationships, talk to them about everything except that topic and change your expectations of them. Also, before you break up with them, just as in a relationship, make sure you talked to them and addressed your concerns. No one can read your mind. However, once this is all done without any positive outcome…. BREAK UP WITH THEM!
Evaluate your current relationships and identify areas that can use some improvement. Identify what you can do better to have a better relationship with yourself and the ones around you. Act Accordingly.
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