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The Power of Surrounding Yourself with Positive and Supportive People

Hello ladies,

It’s mid-week and I pray you all are doing well. As you know I am always trying to find different ways for women to use emotional intelligence to help master their emotions. You have probably heard the African proverbs “it takes a village to raise a child.” The meaning conveys the message that it takes many people (“the village”) to provide a safe, healthy environment for children, where children are given the security, they need to develop and flourish, and to be able to realize their hopes and dreams. Consequently, women who are trying to learn how to master their emotions need the same type of village. In other words, if you are working on yourself, you need positive and supportive people around you daily to help you flourish in your emotional growth.

In life, the people you surround yourselves with play a crucial role in shaping your experiences and overall well-being. When you choose to be around positive and supportive individuals, you open yourselves up to a multitude of benefits that can enhance your personal growth, mental health, and success. In this blog we will explore the importance and the many advantages of surrounding yourselves with positive and supportive people.

Emotional Well-being: One of the greatest benefits of surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people is the positive impact on your emotional well-being. When you are surrounded by individuals who radiate positivity, their optimism and encouragement can uplift your spirits and improve your mood. They can provide a listening ear, empathy, and understanding during challenging times, helping you navigate through life's ups and downs with resilience.

Increased Motivation: Positive and supportive people can be incredible sources of motivation. They believe in your abilities, celebrate your successes, and inspire you to reach for your dreams. Being around individuals who have a growth mindset, and a can-do attitude can push you to set higher goals, step out of your comfort zone, and persevere in the face of obstacles. Their contagious enthusiasm can ignite your own passion and drive, propelling you towards personal and professional achievements.

Healthy Perspective: When you surround yourself with positive and supportive people, you gain access to a broader range of perspectives. They can offer fresh insights, different approaches to problem-solving, and alternative viewpoints that you may not have considered on your own. This diversity of thought can broaden your horizons, challenge your assumptions, and foster personal growth. Ladies, when you engage in discussions with such individuals, they can help you develop critical thinking skills and broaden your understanding of the world around you.

Stress Reduction: Negative energy and toxic relationships can significantly contribute to stress and anxiety. Consequently, positive, and supportive people can act as a buffer against stress and help you maintain a healthier mental state. By surrounding yourself with individuals who radiate positivity, you create an environment that encourages relaxation, laughter, and a sense of well-being. Their support can provide a sense of security, enabling you to cope with stress more effectively.

Personal Development: Surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people creates an environment conducive to personal development. These individuals will encourage you to pursue your passions, explore new interests, and embrace personal growth opportunities. They may offer guidance, provide constructive feedback, and share their knowledge and experiences to help you develop new skills and reach your full potential. Being surrounded by such individuals can foster self-belief, increase your self-confidence, and propel you towards personal and professional success.

Choosing to surround yourself with positive and supportive people can have a profound impact on various aspects of your life. From improved emotional well-being and increased motivation to a healthier perspective, reduced stress, and personal development, the benefits are huge. Ladies I want you to also understand there is the other side to choosing to surround yourself with positive and supportive people. You may have to dissociate yourself from people who are not adding to your life or encouraging you in your growth process. That can be hard, but it is necessary if you want to grow, make positive changes in your life, and continue working on mastering your emotions. In our next blog we will talk about “choosing yourself” despite what others may say. Make yourself a priority and choose to surround yourself with people who uplift and inspire you. Hanging around these types of individuals create a nurturing and empowering environment that fosters growth and success. So, make a conscious effort to cultivate relationships with positive and supportive people and witness the transformative power they can have on your life.

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Doris

My prayer for you: Father, I thank you for all my sisters. Give them the strength and courage to make changes in their life that will make them happy to enjoy the one life you have given them. In Jesus name. Amen!

Call to Action: Think about the people in your life you spend the most time with and gauge whether they are positive and supporting the changes you want to make in your life. If they are, consider yourself blessed. If they are not, consider making some changes. The choice is yours.


Sep 14, 2023

Okay I receive the encouragement and the energy behind it(Holy Spirit) inspired.


Sep 06, 2023

Very nicely said!


I am Dr. Doris, a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, Ordained Minister, and Women's Emotional Intelligence Master Life Coach. I want to personally welcome you to take a peak inside my world of encouragement and positive engagement.  In this space I empower

women to be all God has created them to be. 


I'm so glad you're here! 

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