While it’s good to be supportive and lend an ear to a friend in need, it’s also important to look after yourself by keeping balanced company. Spending too much time with people who are stressed or depressed will eventually affect you negatively too. Make sure you spend time every day with someone uplifting. If you can’t be with them in person, call them and share a sweet exchange.
Positive company can also come from people you don’t even know. Look out for authors, inspiration speakers, or even a personal development coach whose energy, mood, and values are in tune with your own goals and aspirations. Find a podcast that makes you smile or gives you hope and listen while driving, washing dishes, or preparing meals, and turn chore time into a time of positive reflection.