Neg-Free Zone

As I continue to get back into the groove of everyday life, I find myself again reevaluating the relationships that I have and the kind of energy that I want to be exposed to on a daily basis. I can imagine that it isn’t just me that feels this way every now and then…and after investing so much time into a relationship–whether it’s with a spouse, family member, or friend, it’s disheartening to think that it ultimately may not have been what you thought. It definitely isn’t something easy to do, but I truly believe that removing negative energy and relationships from your life is one of the crucial ways to promote healthy living. I’ve even stopped talking to family members because of this–people focusing on the negative aspects of every situation. It’ll be the first time they lay eyes on you in years and the first words that escape their lips spit fire and create pain–“You lost so much weight…you skinny eh!” or “Gal… you get fat!” or “Did you hear about (so and so)” or whatever other nonsense they try to share. I personally, refuse to engage any longer.


More recently, I’ve been struggling with a long term friendship that I believed to be genuine, but I now find myself questioning. It’s hard to admit as an adult that another person can create pain by disappointing you, but I am slowly learning that this is a natural aspect of growth and self-development. Disappointments are inevitable, but how you respond to them is what’s important! I’m choosing to focus on the positive relationships in my life and invest in those who fight to support and invest in me!

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12 thoughts on “Neg-Free Zone”

  1. Yeah, I can understand how difficult that realization is. I think it’s definitely hard to break free from a relationship that seems to have substance (when reality it’s one-sided).


  2. Such a lovely post!
    And so true…ridding ourselves of negative energy is necessary for spiritual growth, but it’s so hard though. In the long run however, we feel so much lighter!
    Thank you for sharing, Jo!

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  3. I weeded back a lot of my friends list when I started my path and I had another purge about four years ago. It does seem to come hand in hand with inner growth and the realisation there is more to conversation than ‘the latest fad’. It isn’t selfish, it’s probably best for all concerned when paths are so far apart. Wishing you a wonderful day! 🌞

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  4. I’m like you in that I can’t be around people that breed constant negativity. Unfortunately, this is one of the reasons I fell out of touch with my best friend from high school.

    It can actually be physically exhausting to deal with that regularly. Glad you’re taking care of yourself, but I understand it is hard to have to distance yourself.


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