Quarantine Crossroads: Tip #46

How to Survive and Thrive in Times of Scarcity

This Coronavirus pandemic has hit us in ways we never imagined possible in today’s modern world, making us rethink what life is supposed to be all about. While countless suffer in heartbreaking ways, many of us would benefit by using this time to reevaluate our lives. For is it not life’s grand events that serve as the catalyst for major change?

I cannot think of a better time to reexamine our lives than this current quarantine predicament. Instead of worrying and feeling sorry for ourselves, what a great opportunity for reflection…and change. It seems we have all hit a crossroads in our life at the exact same time. What a wonderful launching point for some of the big life changes that we’ve known for years we need to make.

In that spirit, I share some of the most applicable Life Tips from my first book. I truly hope these tips will provoke you to change.

Life Tip #46: Remove nasty people from your life entirely.

Don’t contribute to those miserable relationships that are full of gossip and judgment…by joining in the gossiping and judging yourself. That nastiness is contagious. It is not only hurtful to the victim of your gossiping, the target of your judgments, but it also rots away your insides. It turns your mind, your heart, and your personality into something ugly, something you never imagined you would become.

Be the one to put a stop to the gossiping and judging in your circle of friends and acquaintances, or at least lead by example. And if you need to break off the relationships with those dreadful people in order to create a better you, then so be it. Find a new circle of friends.

You may have heard the saying, “You are the average of your five closest friends.” This saying applies to many areas of your life. It also applies to how you treat others. So ask yourself if anyone in your closest circles is one of those vile personalities. Are you hanging around a brood of soul-crushing gossipers, or a group of inspiring and uplifting spirits?

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