Remember that Britney Spears song, “Toxic”? It was A VIBE.
There’s also an aspect of the lyrics that runs parallel to anyone experiencing toxicity in their life. There’s a subconscious addictive feeling or thrill to the negative cycles, whether it be associated to a toxic relationship with people, products, habits, etc. When stuck in the cycle, one may or may not know something is bad for them yet they continue.
Anyone can have toxicity in their life. Anyone can be their own toxicity in their life.
Sometimes people don’t even realize the toxicity going on. Or maybe they do but don’t know how to escape the cycle.
Below are 5 quick tips to help get rid of the toxicity in your life.
5 Tips to Get Rid of Toxicity in Your Life
1. Take time for yourself
Focus on yourself for a bit. Take time to address your own self-care routine so that you can find comfort with yourself. After taking time to address your own self-care, you will be able to trust yourself further and listen to your intuition.
2. Listen to yourself, trust your gut
As you take time for yourself, you will recognize and trust your intuition, also known as “your gut feeling.” This is a critical part of understanding whether or not you are the toxic part of your own life or if there are other aspects in your life worth addressing.
3. Know when to let go
Are there people in your life that have brought you down for years? Not just a few months, but years of constant negativity or destructive behavior that bring you down. Or maybe it’s your own self-destructive habits. Sometimes you need to know that it is simply time to let go.
4. Create positive conversations
The more positive energy, positive conversations, and positive people in your life, the better. By having more positive conversations, and letting go of negative ones (gossip, criticism, etc), you are attracting positive energy into your life and releasing energy you do not need.
One important item to note here is that everyone goes through dramatic life experiences that may lead to negative conversations or depressing topics. Whether you are going through a major life event or someone you know is, there are exceptions to the positive conversations tip. We cannot be 100% positive 24/7 through every life event. Humans are not wired that way.
Reflection, meditation, presence are all critical components to recognizing toxicity in your life. If you take the time to reflect, you will recognize toxic patterns in your life and will more easily identify what needs to be released. You may need to release your own negative thought patterns or you may need to release a toxic friend that does not provide into the relationship.
Regardless of where you are in life, the fact that you are making the effort now is a huge step. You are making progress towards a better life, a better you, and a more confident, positive version of yourself. I hope these tips help you release any toxic energy in your life.
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