The people who we
spend the most time with might be a major contributing factor to feeling
discouragement. This can be a very hard one, especially if those
people are family and loved ones. We have a tendency to become who we
most frequently associate with, and if we spend all our time with people
who are constantly negative, and feeling sorry for themselves, we can
be influenced to see life through a similar lens. So what can we do?
We can’t simply cut loved ones out of our lives. So what we should do
is simply expand our social network. Join a peer group that is
positive. Start to surround ourselves with positive people as a
balance. Over time we will start to take on their mindset and this will
help with any feelings of discouragement we may have.