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In the New Year, surround yourself with these 7 kinds of people to stay positive

Published on:1 January 2021, 10:00am IST
Want to instill positivity in your life? Then in 2021, make sure to surround yourself with these 7 kinds of people.
Nikita Bhardwaj
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Having a great bunch of people is all you need in 2021. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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If you’re someone who believes in the philosophy “company matters”, then you must choose the people in your life, very wisely. Of course, you can’t choose your family but other than that, it is totally your call – because who you choose to be with is likely to chart the course of your life. 

To be honest, people influence people. If you’re with a great set of people, then your habits, etiquettes, behavior, etc. will be as refined as they are, but if you are a mess, then they can’t do much for you.

FYI, when we distinguish between good and bad, it doesn’t mean they should come from a certain class of society, but it means they should be someone you can look up to. Yes, it might sound clichéd to you, but the fact remains that this is how a person grows, not just professionally but mentally as well. 

Mentorship is all about that. You only consider a person as your mentor, when you know they have something that can add value to your life. Such people believe in the ethos of knowledge sharing and nurturing others, and they are always open to learning from others as well. 

There are some people who are just toxic and will never add any value to your life. You should strictly steer clear of them.

But what are the traits that you must look for? What are the kinds of people that you should surround yourself with? Well, fret not because we’ve put them down for you. 

Here are seven kinds of people that are likely to empower you:
1. The doers

You must have planned a zillion things until now, but the question is have you executed them? In most cases, the answer is no. That’s because you lack a doer in your life. If s/he would have been there, you would have done what you had always planned to do.

Such people are not afraid to risk it all; they are go-getters. So, get those binoculars on, and see if you know someone who’s a doer.

2. The good listeners

Very hard to find them, but trust us they exist. Life nowadays is troublesome and we can solve half our problems by just talking it out. But the problem is that people today are so self-engrossed that they hardly want to know what’s happening in others’ lives, and that’s why you need a therapist to hear you out.

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Be with someone who understands you without judging. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

But if you have a friend who is a good listener, then you are truly lucky.

3. The honest ones

At times, you need people around you, who are brutally honest. It might sound harsh, but they help you make the right choices in your life. These people won’t criticize you, but they will give you a better perspective.

4. The ones who love adventures

Living a plain old vanilla life is no fun. There has to be some insanity and adventure as well. And if you are not courageous enough to do something really wild, then get a group of friends just like Hrithik Roshan in the movie Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, to experience what life is all about.

5. The positive ones

Having these people around you is very important, because the world is anyway full of toxic people. These are ones that will always help you declutter, and see things clearly.

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Positivity attracts positivity! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
6. The agony aunts

We are no superwomen, and we all need advice from time to time. That’s exactly when you need an agony aunt. Our friend circle always has that one person, who is just a call away when we are in distress. It can be anyone, even your mother or sister.

7. The cheerleaders

We are referring to all those out there, who cheer the loudest on your achievements. Of course, your family is going to be the happiest, but look around you to understand who is genuinely happy for your success. Because that’s the person that will never push you downhill.

Always remember ladies, when it comes to surrounding yourself with a set of people, the philosophy of more the merrier doesn’t really fit. So, have those around you, who really care about you.

Nikita Bhardwaj Nikita Bhardwaj

Six-pack abs are all that Nikita needs, along with her daily dose of green tea. At Health Shots, she produces videos, podcasts, stories, and other kick-ass content.