Don’t underestimate the importance of tribe. There’s something special about surrounding yourself with the right people… that want to see you happy and fulfilled. Being around people that don’t have your best interest at heart, can be incredibly stressful and abusive.  

A positive and inspiring tribe of friends has the potential to encourage you to be your best self. 

Never settle for relationships because they’re convenient or because they’re familiar. If the people around you don’t push you to being your best self, it’s time for a change. 

Cultivating a strong tribe doesn’t just happen. Be ready to do the work. Not sure where to start? We’ve got your back, with a few tips to help you get started.

join groups which interest you

Stop scrolling through your social media feeds feeling feelings of envy for those that constantly post about being with their circle of friends. If your inner circle is lacking, it’s time that you do something about it. Whether you take up a new hobby to meet like-minded people or you use to find local groups of interest, what’s important is that you take an intentional step towards building your tribe.  

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eliminate toxic people… including family

Most of the time we choose friends that support us and lift us up. However, when it comes to family, we tend to put up with a lot of unsavory behavior. In fact, these are often the people who do the most damage to dreams and self-esteem. And while you can’t choose your family, you can distance yourself from toxic and abusive relationships. 

This doesn’t mean that you have to be disrespectful or rude to anyone. It simply means that you limit or eliminate the amount of time that you spend with those that cause you harm. Protect your energy, your space, and your personal well-being.

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be open to dating outside your comfort zone

Surrounding yourself with the right people also includes getting out of your comfort zone in your love life. This may mean doing something daring like going on a few blind dates or being open to having a conversation with that guy that keeps trying to talk to you on the elevator. You may even sign up for online dating sites or agencies like The goal is to get out of your comfort zone in order to open yourself up to greater possibility.