For every story about a Domino’s employee saving someone’s life you have a Chris Brown assault story. Toxic influences in your life can cause a lot of damage not because they are toxic but because you don’t realize they are toxic. Over time, they gradually take over your life until they lead to things like anxiety, cynicism, and depression. You need to cut these people from your life, and this article is going to show you some of the reasons why.
Dragging You Down
You are the sum of your friendship circle. If you hang around with toxic people, you are going to live under a dark cloud yourself. It’s why the most attention-grabbing Tweets are nearly always positive. People want to surround themselves by positive influences because they know negativity drags them down. Whether as a stay-at-home mom or an entrepreneur struggling with the harsh reality of their trade, you don’t need people dragging your down.
Get rid of the toxic influences in your life and it will be like lifting a great weight from your shoulders.
Draining Your Time and Effort
Contrary to what a lot of people think, not all types of toxic people are necessarily bullies. Sometimes they can be needy. Over time, you may feel that you are in an emotionally abusive relationship because your time and effort is always going to the person with a thousand and one problems.
Think about what else you could have done with all that time and effort. Instead, you are using that time and effort on someone who’s profoundly ungrateful, and yet they never seem to change their ways. Spending time with people you actually like can make you 12 times as joyful.
You are Losing Your Self-Confidence
One sign that you are in a poisonous relationship is that the other person is constantly being insulting and degrading. Over time, you will find yourself losing your self-confidence and self-esteem. For many people, this is something that they never come back from.
And why can’t they break free from that toxic person?
It’s due to the fact that person has an influence over you. They make you believe that you can never leave and that you need them in order to survive in the real world. It’s one of the reasons why so many men and women are never able to break free of romantic relationships that are characterized as emotionally abusive.
Ruining Your Professional Life
There are so many promising professionals who have screwed their careers up because of an office romance. It’s not that there’s something wrong with the concept of the office romance as such it’s due to the fact that it becomes a distraction. Some companies even have policies against office romances, so you could even lose your career if the details of your relationship are ever made public.
In the event that the person is distracting you from achieving your goals, you need to act fast. You only have a limited window to make an impression and get that promotion. If someone else is stopping that from happening, you need to dump them.
It’s Best for Them
Toxic people are not just damaging you. They are damaging themselves. You need to act in their best interests by dumping them. It’s only when people start to leave them that they discover that the way they are acting is unacceptable. By showing them what they are doing to those around them you could just improve their lives.
But it’s not your job to help them change. Just understand that it’s better for the both of you to put an end to the toxic relationship.
How to Cut Them Out
The answer to this query is to simply make a clean break. Be open and honest with them that you have no desire to associate with them any longer. So many people continue these relationships because they are unable to make their feelings clear.
If you are unable to get past this negativity, you are never going to get away from them. Ignore any pleas that they will change and ignore any promises they try to make. You have given them enough chances or you wouldn’t have reached this point to begin with.
By cutting them out of your life, you are going to enjoy a brighter tomorrow. Now you can focus on surrounding yourself with people who contribute to your life, rather than take away from it.
What do you think is the best way to avoid the various types of toxic people in your life?