Thought for the week - Toxic Relationships
Every so often it is recommended that we detoxify our bodies to remove all the toxic stuff we often stuff ourselves with, such as processed foods aka junk food, to hazardous products such as cigarattes and lately shisha, to name just a few.
However, how often do we go through the same detoxifying process when it comes to the relationships we keep? A lot of people know that it is a good idea to remove toxic people from their lives. Infact, it is MANDATORY to do so very often, but unforunately not many have the guts to do so.
Why let negative and toxic people rent space in your head? Isn't it time you raised the rent (by setting boundaries) or kicked them out permanently? There's nothing wrong with setting boundaries for yourself when it comes to other people's behavior around you. You're not asking them to change for you - you are simply making it known that toxic attitudes or behavior around you isn't allowed. You are the steward for your life and allowing toxicity around you denies you the control over your life.
It is true that you cannot change the people around you. It is also equally true that you can change the people you choose to be around. Remember, the people around you will either inspire you or drain you. Pick the people you choose to spend your time with very wisely. Like someone said, you are who you hang out with.
To read more on Toxic Relationships, check out my latest blog here.