What To Do When You Realize That You Are Starting To Not Like People

Quirky, Brown Love | What To Do When You Realize That You Are Starting To Not Like People
There comes a time in everyone's life when faith in humanity starts to dwindle. People could be annoying you at work, life may suck in your new city or you could have just realized that you prefer the company of one: yourself. So, what do you do when the thought of never talking to another human being again sounds all too appealing? Here are some tips:

1. Listen To That Thought
Take a mental break away from people. Turn off your phone, stop accepting invites to boring events when you would rather be watching Netflix. There is a reason that you are not liking people right now. Pin point and figure out that reason.

2. Make Sure That You Still Like Yourself
The reason that you are starting to not like people could partly be because you are not liking the person that you are becoming. Are you happy with how you are spending your life? Do you feel like you stay true to yourself when people ask you to do things that you don't want to do? Do you feel like people depend on you too much?

3. Re-Evaluate The People In Your Life
Are you wasting your time with people who are draining you of your energy? Don't ever feel like you can't eliminate people from your life. If there is a friend/associate in your life that you don't really like, drop them like a bad habit. There is no need to come up with an explanation and if they ask why you stopped talking to them, say that you are "working on yourself". If there is a family member, best friend or even sorority sister that is stressing out your life, give them the courtesy of having a conversation, then take your space away from them.

4. Take a Break From Social Media
Nothing makes me dislike people more than seeing people post ignorant stuff on social media. Sometimes I get selfied-out. Don't add fuel to your fire: close the laptop and put down the cell phone.

5. Watch Netflix
You are bound to find a movie or show on Netflix with a main character who can relate to your struggle or can somehow put you at ease. For some reason, my go to movies on Neflix when I'm in a weird mood are Mean Girls, Seeking A Friend For The End Of The World and Up in The Air. Plus, Netflix people can be so much better than real-life people.

6. Surround Yourself With True Friends
True friends are real extensions of yourself. Living in a new environment or in a new stage of your life can really make you feel lost and cynical at times. Take some time to be around the people that you like the most, even if that means taking a road trip to visit your friend from high school/college.

7. Do It Differently This Time Around
Now that you have had time to reflect on why you started not liking people in the first place, make some changes this time around. Don't continue to let people take advantage of you. Have a positive spirit that can't be crushed by the negativity of people around you. Don't say "yes" to every request. Learn to say "hell no" when you mean "hell no".

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