Freeing Up Time for Positive People

In Health and Nutrition by Rachel Smith

Do you ever have those periods of time when you’re dealing with people that impact your life in a negative way and it’s a really difficult time, and then one day they remove themselves from your life?


Whatever you do, don’t chase them down again!!

They don’t even have to be “negative” people.  They could be people who are notoriously unreliable, the kind of people who make promises that they can’t keep or secretly don’t want to keep.

Those kinds of people can put your head in a confused frenzy and make things seem inevitably difficult.

But what happens when they don’t remove themselves?

You remove them!  Block them on Facebook or simply unfollow their newsfeed, block their phone number, do whatever you have to do to get them out of your life.  It’s not always easy if you have emotional investment in the person that’s causing you stress (they could even be family), but one tough decision now saves you from many tough decisions and stress down the track.  If you have to change jobs to get rid of them, it’s a well-spent effort.

Maybe it’s impossible to cut them entirely, maybe they are family or maybe it’s just too impractical, but don’t let it be an excuse.  If you want to go anywhere with your life, you NEED to be free of such baggage.  I never said it would be easy, mind you!

To reach your goals in life, you have to attack them with singleminded focus.  And if you let people distract you from that purpose, you are going to waste countless hours of your life on something that is absolutely worthless to you (and very likely worthless to the timewaster as well).

Here’s the thing, if you fail to do this, you could end up with a lifetime of regret and what-if’s.  Don’t let that be you and don’t let them stop you from enjoying and helping the family and friends that do deserve your attention.  Your life is rarely just your own, but you must decide who shares or owns yours!

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About the Author

Rachel Smith


Rachel completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2006 and left private practise to open BodySmith Fitness with her husband, Matt Smith, in 2014. Rachel was awarded her Black Belt and Diploma from the Japan Karate Association in 2012. Rachel spent 6 years in competitive Olympic Weightlifting and in 2006 was ranked 7th in Australia in her class. Rachel spent 10 years in Gymnastics growing up, which set her up to springboard into her other pursuits. 😉 Rachel has extensively researched Health and Nutrition and this is her passion; to help people in their Fitness journey.