We all know that anything toxic isn’t good for us but often we don’t realise the toxicity that can be around us all the time and the kind of damage it is doing to us every day.
How you can remove toxicity from your life
Many of us have to deal with stress from time to time, and a little bit is okay. But when dealing with it on a daily basis, it can have a very detrimental effect on our lives. It can effect our health, our well being and takes the enjoyment out of every day living.
Being jealous of what other people have or what they do with their lives is normal. But when it happens a lot you begin to become increasingly negative about the things going on in your life. You make your choices. You can decide if you are happy or upset. Learn to be happy for others when good things happen for them. If you find yourself envious of others, try to think about the good things that are happening in your life. You will probably find it is better than you thought.
Toxic friends can negatively impact many aspects of your life. Your self confidence can take a huge dive, it can cause you extra anxiety, you can begin to question everything you do, and it can affect your relationships with other people. Removing toxic people from your life can be difficult, but can make a difference to your life.
It’s something many of us do without consciously thinking about. We also probably don’t think about the harm in it. But negative thoughts are powerful and the more we think them, the more we start to believe them. Don’t underestimate the power of positivity. Just as negative thoughts are toxic, positive thoughts can influence your well being and make you feel more optimistic.
If you don’t like who you are, how can you be happy? How can you go after the things that give your life meaning and fulfilment when in your heart you don’t feel like you deserve it? Get rid of these thoughts. All they are doing is encouraging more toxic thoughts and surrounding you with negativity. You are worth more than that.You can do just about anything you put your mind to. Start with little things to make you feel good about yourself if you find it difficult, or get help if you need it. Don’t let anyone make you feel like you aren’t good enough. You are worth more than you think. The more you tell yourself that, the more you will believe it.
Many of us complain so often that we don’t even realise. It becomes a habit that can be hard to break. It is a toxic energy that you keep carrying around and can put a dampener on your whole day. Try and focus more on the things that are going well. Focusing on the positives helps to encourage more positivity in your life, and helps kick negative and toxic energy to the curb. A change to your mindset can make a huge difference.
Excess clutter is things you don’t need. It takes up extra space not just in your home, but in your mind. It can be so draining and can make you feel like you are drowning in stuff. Get rid of things you don’t need. We often keep things for the wrong reasons and it can feel very cleansing to clear things out every so often.
Life can be busy and hectic at times and when there is so much going on it can be harder to enjoy life. We start to resent things for taking up so much time, or because it’s another thing we have to worry about and fit into a busy schedule. Cut back on things from time to time and don’t take on more than you can handle. Overdoing things causes excess stress and is no good for your health. Take time out every now and then.
So many people are unhappy with their jobs, which is unfortunate because it’s generally something that you would spend a great chunk of your life doing. If it’s possible, maybe it’s time to think about a career change and doing something you enjoy. Waking up every morning and doing something you hate is incredibly toxic and can be a huge drain on your health and happiness. I know, I did it for over ten years. I felt stuck at a job I hated and felt like there was no way out, and finally leaving was one of the best things I have ever done.
It isn’t a way to live. I get when it comes to work sometimes you have to take what you can get. But if you can find a career that excites you, and puts a smile on your face you will be less stressed and much happier. Don’t spend the majority of your time being miserable.
Staying in your comfort zone
Comfort zones are a good thing, it’s where we feel comfortable and safe. But it’s not good to stay in it all the time. When you stay in your comfort zone, nothing changes. Life stays still becomes mundane. Don’t be afraid of changes. Change can be a good thing. Try something new and keep life interesting.
Letting regrets take over
You can’t change things that happened in the past. We often think about things that have happened and wish we had done things differently. And while it’s okay to wonder about it from time to time, hanging on to those regrets is only increasing your unhappiness with your life and the thought that things would have been better if you had done things differently. You will never know how things might have been. Don’t dwell on the things you can’t change. Enjoy the path your life has taken to get you to where you are today, and where your choices will take you in the future.
Don’t feel guilty for doing what you need to, to remove toxicity from your life. You will be happier and more positive. Toxic things will keep breaking you down and will create negativity around you. The sooner you remove them, the better you will feel.
Have you removed toxic things from your life? How did it make you feel?