There is probably going to be only one "new year's resolution" that I have been sticking to for a while, and will continue to do so throughout 2015 and beyond. Not allowing negativity in my life. This goes for negative people as well.
It doesn't matter if they are family, so-called friends or co-workers. Don't allow it, and don't engage in it. We can love from afar and not allow their negative, non-supportive, bashing, spiteful and even vengeful comments and actions dictate, or even change the way we live our lives.
Perfect example I see daily on social media are the H.A.T.E.R.S. (Having Attitude Toward Everyone Reaching Success) These are those people that have to comment and issue statements about this person or that person, or even post directly on a person's post about how they are sick of seeing their workouts, food choices, calories burned, weight lost, whatever. These people need to worry about their own issues and problems and need to ask themselves what makes these type of posts so annoying or offensive to them?
Seriously, what ever happened to "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all"? Since when did this world fill up with keyboard cowboys that feel the need to type out some unnecessary negative comment to either 1) try to bring someone down or 2) to make themselves feel important in some way, shape or form. Whatever the reason, it's pathetic and they don't need you in their life. Yes, they may want you to be, but they definitely don't NEED you to be.
Anyway, treat this new year with new respect for yourself, and know that no matter how long someone has been in your life, no matter what your affiliation or connection, you are not required, nor obligated to keep ANYONE that is a non-supportive, negative presence in your life. It's not about the past, it's about how they treat you NOW. Don't let it break you, don't let it stop you, and definitely don't let them affect the way you look at yourself and the positive changes and choices you are making!!
You got this!! Have a great week!