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

Start:Jul 16, 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

If you aren't yet comfortable removing yourself from a negative friendship, then is it because you're still nervous about how to let go?

Why is that?

If this is the case for you, then what's their hold on you?

Step 2

Maybe you need a vacation.

It's another way to deal with difficult relationships.

Take a vacation, not to a place, but away from the person. You can spend time apart without any communication or contact with them.

Want to hear more?

Step 3

If you're not comfortable in removing someone permanently, then try the vacation concept.

Tell them you'd like a one-month break or 'vacation' with no communication and no time together, so you can accomplish some personal goals and do some thinking about how you want your life to look. Tell them you need some space.

This gives you both time to reflect and adjust.

Are you more comfortable with this idea of a 'vacation' from each other?

Step 4

Remember what we talked about yesterday? Spend an hour a day alone with yourself to reconnect to 'real you'.

How willing are you to take that hour today and envision what you would do with your future if you had nothing holding you back?

Step 5

Start with this. Imagine the dreams you've had in the past and the life you'd live if you allowed yourself to be 'real you'.

Who is 'real you'?

Step 6

As much as it's in your power to do so, be 'real you' today.

Let the qualities you like best about yourself come out.

Talk to people on the street, at school or work who you've never met before. Do this as 'real you', have fun, no holes barred.

Will you give it a try?

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