The Power of Peer Group
We all have different friend groups that we flow in and out of. Friends from work, life long friends and even neighbors all play a major role in who you become - so make sure you choose wisely. Here are some of the benefits of picking a great friend group:
Keep You on Track
Great friends will hold you to your word. If you say you are going to lose weight, be ready for them to constantly check in with you. They hold you to the standards that you set for yourself. A great peer group is one of the best resources for achieving any goal.
When you are dealing with a situation, sometimes it's good to get a second, third, or even forth opinion on how to handle it. A great friend group will always be there for you, no matter what. They are the greatest support system you could ever have.
Your Biggest Influence
The people you surround yourself with affect every aspect of your life. The friends you pick are critical in the development and growth. They can either influence you to do good or bad so make sure you pick friends that are going to lift you up.
They Are Good For Your Health
For the most part, good friends are going to want what is best for you. If you desire a healthier lifestyle, they will support you through it every step of the way. And if you influence them to take on the healthy lifestyle too, the transition will be seamless.
They Help Us Grow
Without growth, there is no life. Good friends push you to constantly be better than you were before. At times, they believe in you more than you believe in yourself. They help you see what you're not seeing and guide you through those times where you've felt lost.
They Are Always There
Whether they are in the same city or in a different country, great friends are always there for you when you need them. If you are going through a hard time, you can always count on them to lift your spirits and support you through it all.
Having a great friend group will make life much more enjoyable. They push us to be better, hold us accountable, and help us through everything life throws our way. Great friends are hard to find, but once we do, our lives will never be the same again.
Note: Health and/or Empowerment tips were compiled by Lola and/or Juan Bendana. These tips are for educational purposes only and are in no way intended to diagnose, cure, or treat any health condition. It does not constitute medical advice or any other professional advice. Always consult with your physician first. Visit our weekly newsletter or our empowerment section for a compilation of tips.