8 Ways to Decide Which Friendships to Invest In & Which Friendships to Let Go Of

Do you feel tired of small talk and no real connection? Do you want to start building genuine friendships? Today, Jay talks about the eight simple tips to help you decide which friends to keep close and which ones you might need to step back from. You'll learn how to spot friends who make you happy and help you grow, and notice the ones who might be bringing you down. Let's understand the impact of the company you keep, the power of focusing on yourself, and the wisdom in discerning relationships meant for a season, reason, or lifetime. Jay unpacks the value of tough conversations and learns to distinguish between fleeting friendships and those destined for depth. There is strength in setting boundaries and the transformative experience of shared challenges.  In this episode, you’ll learn: How to choose your long-term friends How to deepen new friendships How to be the right friends to others This episode is your guide to nurturing genuine connections and fostering personal growth in a world craving authenticity. With Love and Gratitude, Jay Shetty What We Discuss: 00:00 Intro 01:00 Who Do You Spend Time With? 04:05 Focus on Yourself 05:06 Season, Reason, or a Lifetime 10:29 Is Repairing a Broken Relationship Worth It? 13:24 Why Do We Need These Hard Conversations? 15:58 Not Every Friendship Has a Future 18:32 Shallow Conversations Don’t Lead to Genuine Connection 21:26 Barriers Keep Others Out, Boundaries Keep Us Safe 23:08 If You Don’t Fit In, That’s Okay 25:04 Doing Difficult Things Together See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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I’m Jay Shetty host of On Purpose the worlds #1 Mental Health podcast and I’m so grateful you found us. I started this podcast 5 years ago to invite you into conversations and workshops that are designed to help make you happier, healthier and more healed. I believe that when you (yes you) feel seen, heard and understood you’re able to deal with relationship struggles, work challenges and life’s ups and downs with more ease and grace. I interview experts, celebrities, thought leaders and athletes so that we can grow our mindset, build better habits and uncover a side of them we’ve never seen before. New episodes every Monday and Friday. Your support means the world to me and I don’t take it for granted — click the follow button and leave a review to help us spread the love with On Purpose. I can’t wait for you to listen to your first or 500th episode!