It is often said that you are a product of the five people you spend the most time with. Who is in your five? A significant other + colleagues + kids + mates + a pup + out-laws?
It’s a bit frightening really because for some that circle can include people that you had no say in being in your inner circle. I speak of colleagues in work settings.
You are sort of just thrown together based on skill set and role but then spend far more time with them than your significant other in many circumstances. I recently read where doing an audit of these five is a healthy first step to really reflect on those people and how they may impact your way of being. You can then make a choice to rearrange personnel who you want to be around. Try it out!