Please be patient. A whole new experience is on the horizon...

Start:Jul 02, 2020

Duration:10 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to make friends who bring out the best in you (My Space).

Description: 'My Space' is part of The Next Step navigational series. Use it like a GPS. Each day it gives specific steps to help you choose friends and ... Read More


Step 1

Did you watch a movie or show yesterday that gave you some ideas about overcoming difficulty?

If so, which one?

If not, skip to Step 3.

Step 2

How did the show end, and what jumped out at you about it?

Step 3

Yesterday did you contact or visit the person who's been a bad influence?

Step 4

It may take time to understand why you're still with people who bring out the worst in you.

It takes time to get the strength to follow through and end those relationships, or at the very least, to limit the time spent with them and with those showing you borderline respect.

How are you doing with this?

Step 5

If you're holding back, then describe what's preventing you from moving forward.

Step 6

Is being alone is a problem for you? It is for most of us.

However, there's another way of looking at it.

Yes, you may be alone for a while until people show up who have your best interests at heart.

That's normal.

Again it's about time. It takes some time to move from one way of thinking to another.

It takes time to to believe you're worth more than the way you may have been treating yourself.

It takes time to let go of someone negative.

It takes time to believe in yourself and to trust others to the extent that they can be part of your inner circle.

It's that time as part of the journey that makes you stronger, more confident and smarter.

You're becoming more and more the kind of friend to yourself that you're looking for in others.

In fact, the first friend you must make is with you. That takes time, too.

Respect time. It's a good friend.

Will you agree to give yourself all the time you need to go through this process, trusting that you'll come out the better for it?

Step 7

Take a deep breath.

Blow it out.

It's going to be okay.

It's all going to work out.

Just stick to the steps every day in MY Space until you feel strong.

When you feel confident and really happy about it, you'll know you're there.

How confident are you now in this journey about friendship?

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