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10 Signs You’re A Member Of Your Best Friend’s Family

10 Signs You’re A Member Of Your Best Friend’s Family

Are you close to your best friend’s family? Relationships between best friends are often all-consuming, and you can easily end up as close to your best friend’s family as you are to them. It’s pretty awesome having a second family who love and feed you!

Check out these 10 signs you’re a member of your best friend’s family:

1. You Feel Unnatural Ringing Their Doorbell

You spend most of your free time at your best friend’s house, so you feel weird knocking on their door or ringing their doorbell when you arrive. You’ve showered in their shower hundreds of times. So, you’re pretty sure that means you’re not a guest anymore – more of a tenant who doesn’t pay rent.

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2. You Eat At Their House As Often As You Eat At Your Own

You eat dinner with your best friend’s family whenever you can, and they know your food preferences by heart. They would never serve you anything with mushrooms in it, and they always make sure there are some BBQ chips in the cupboard for you.

3. You Have Spare Clothes At Their House

You spend so much time at your best friend’s house that it only makes sense for you to leave some clothes there. Not your whole wardrobe – just a few t-shirts, jeans, and underwear. Oh, and a towel for when you use the shower. And spare shoes. And a jacket, in case it rains.

4. You Have Your Own Designated Sleeping Area

You have a special sofa at your best friend’s house where you sleep. You always sleep there if you stay over, and you feel slightly territorial when someone else sits on it. Excuse me – don’t you realize you’re sitting on my bed?!

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5. You Know They Know Who You Really Are

Your best friend’s family knows all about your weird flaws and habits, and they totally accept every single one of them – mainly because you do the same thing for them. They don’t say anything when you eat chocolate spread with a spoon, because you don’t roll your eyes when they drink milk from the carton. You all understand real friendship is loving everything about someone – including their weird, gross habits.

6. You Always Know About Their Arguments

You always know when your best friend is fighting with their family – and sometimes you actually get involved in the arguments too; after all, you know every single detail of the disagreement.

7. You Help With Chores Around The House

Since you spend so much time at your best friend’s house eating food and hanging out, you know it only makes sense that you should pitch in with the washing up every now and again. You’ve even turned a white top pink when you washed it with your red socks – a sure sign you’re a real member of your best friend’s family.

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8. You’d Rather Be at Their House

You’d rather go hang out at your best friend’s house than sit at home alone, even if you’re still just sitting with your laptop, eating chips, and watching YouTube videos. You’re not sure why, but the snacks taste better and the videos are funnier when you’re with your best friend’s family.

9. You Go To Their House When You’re Going Through A Bad Time

They have been your support system for years now, and you feel comforted just being around them. So if you’re having a hard day, there’s no question that you’ll be spending your evening sitting on your best friend’s sofa and venting about your frustrations.

10. You Not Being There Feels Weird

You always get invited to family parties and gatherings, there are pictures of you in the photo albums, and you once spent Christmas with your best friend’s family, so everyone feels it when you’re not around. You’re part of the family, which is why you’re so relaxed when you’re with them.

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Can you think of any other signs that you’re a member of your best friend’s family? Comment below!

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Last Updated on November 15, 2018

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

Success In Reaching Goals Is Determined By Mindset

What do you think it takes to achieve your goals? Hard work? Lots of actions? While these are paramount to becoming successful in reaching our goals, neither of these are possible without a positive mindset.

As humans, we naturally tend to lean towards a negative outlook when it comes to our hopes and dreams. We are prone to believing that we have limitations either from within ourselves or from external forces keeping us from truly getting to where we want to be in life. Our tendency to think that we’ll “believe it when we see it” suggests that our mindsets are focused on our goals not really being attainable until they’ve been achieved. The problem with this is that this common mindset fuels our limiting beliefs and shows a lack of faith in ourselves.

The Success Mindset

Success in achieving our goals comes down to a ‘success mindset’. Successful mindsets are those focused on victory, based on positive mental attitudes, empowering inclinations and good habits. Acquiring a success mindset is the sure-fire way to dramatically increase your chance to achieve your goals.

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The idea that achieving our goals comes down to our habits and actions is actually a typical type of mindset that misses a crucial point; that our mindset is, in fact, the determiner of our energy and what actions we take. A negative mindset will tend to create negative actions and similarly if we have a mindset that will only set into action once we see ‘proof’ that our goals are achievable, then the road will be much longer and arduous. This is why, instead of thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it”, a success mindset will think “I’ll see it when I believe it.”

The Placebo Effect and What It Shows Us About The Power of Mindset

The placebo effect is a perfect example of how mindset really can be powerful. In scientific trials, a group of participants were told they received medication that will heal an ailment but were actually given a sugar pill that does nothing (the placebo). Yet after the trial the participants believed it’s had a positive effect – sometimes even cured their ailment even though nothing has changed. This is the power of mindset.

How do we apply this to our goals? Well, when we set goals and dreams how often do we really believe they’ll come to fruition? Have absolute faith that they can be achieved? Have a complete unwavering expectation? Most of us don’t because we hold on to negative mindsets and limiting beliefs about ourselves that stop us from fully believing we are capable or that it’s at all possible. We tend to listen to the opinions of others despite them misaligning with our own or bow to societal pressures that make us believe we should think and act a certain way. There are many reasons why we possess these types of mindsets but a success mindset can be achieved.

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How To Create a Success Mindset

People with success mindsets have a particular way of perceiving things. They have positive outlooks and are able to put faith fully in their ability to succeed. With that in mind, here are a few ways that can turn a negative mindset into a successful one.

1. A Success Mindset Comes From a Growth Mindset

How does a mindset even manifest itself? It comes from the way you talk to yourself in the privacy of your own head. Realising this will go a long way towards noticing how you speak to yourself and others around you. If it’s mainly negative language you use when you talk about your goals and aspirations then this is an example of a fixed mindset.

A negative mindset brings with it a huge number of limiting beliefs. It creates a fixed mindset – one that can’t see beyond it’s own limitations. A growth mindset sees these limitations and looks beyond them – it finds ways to overcome obstacles and believes that this will result in success. When you think of your goal, a fixed mindset may think “what if I fail?” A growth mindset would look at the same goal and think “failures happen but that doesn’t mean I won’t be successful.”

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There’s a lot of power in changing your perspective.

2. Look For The Successes

It’s really important to get your mind focused on positive aspects of your goal. Finding inspiration through others can be really uplifting and keep you on track with developing your success mindset; reinforcing your belief that your dreams can be achieved. Find people that you can talk with about how they achieved their goals and seek out and surround yourself with positive people. This is crucial if you’re learning to develop a positive mindset.

3. Eliminate Negativity

You can come up against a lot of negativity sometimes either through other people or within yourself. Understanding that other people’s negative opinions are created through their own fears and limiting beliefs will go a long way in sustaining your success mindset. But for a lot of us, negative chatter can come from within and these usually manifest as negative words such as can’t, won’t, shouldn’t. Sometimes, when we think of how we’re going to achieve our goals, statements in our minds come out as negative absolutes: ‘It never works out for me’ or ‘I always fail.’

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When you notice these coming up you need to turn them around with ‘It always works out for me!’ and ‘I never fail!’ The trick is to believe it no matter what’s happened in the past. Remember that every new day is a clean slate and for you to adjust your mindset.

4. Create a Vision

Envisioning your end goal and seeing it in your mind is an important trait of a success mindset. Allowing ourselves to imagine our success creates a powerful excitement that shouldn’t be underestimated. When our brain becomes excited at the thought of achieving our goals, we become more committed, work harder towards achieving it and more likely to do whatever it takes to make it happen.

If this involves creating a vision board that you can look at to remind yourself every day then go for it. Small techniques like this go a long way in sustaining your success mindset and shouldn’t be dismissed.

An Inspirational Story…

For centuries experts said that running a mile in under 4 minutes was humanly impossible. On the 6th May 1954, Rodger Bannister did just that. As part of his training, Bannister relentlessly visualised the achievement, believing he could accomplish what everyone said wasn’t possible…and he did it.

What’s more amazing is that, as soon as Bannister achieved the 4-minute mile, more and more people also achieved it. How was this possible after so many years of no one achieving it? Because in people’s minds it was suddenly possible – once people knew that it was achievable it created a mindset of success and now, after over fifty years since Bannister did the ‘impossible’, his record has been lowered by 17 seconds – the power of the success mindset!

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