Studies show toxic relationships or situations can have a direct effect on your mental and physical health. Stress can increase just about every health issue such as brain, thyroid, immune, and weight problems. Even more specifically, the Whitehall II study, a landmark body of research that followed more than 10,000 people for over 12 years, confirmed that the link between toxic relationships, stress, and health is real.
How to Rid Your Life of Toxicity
If you are questioning your current role in a toxic situation or relationship, take this post as a sign it’s time to take action. RUN AWAY and break the ties to the things that are bringing you down.
Here are 8 ways to get rid of toxicity in your life.
- Start by letting go of yesterday’s troubles and focus on today.
- Forgive, but don’t forget. It’s important to move on with your life, but remembering toxic relationships will prevent you from getting involved in another in the future.
- Listen to your gut feelings. When something doesn’t sit right with you in your heart, if it feels weird or off, pull away from the source.
- Empower yourself to BE BETTER. How much time did you spend being toxic yourself – complaining about the person or situation?
- Get rid of the negativity from inside out. Anger and resentment are terrible emotions to harbor – both of these strong feelings can be dangerous to your health and well-being.
- Come to terms with letting go of what you can’t control in the universe. We are all more powerless than we think when it comes to changing people and fate.
- Eliminate toxic people in your life by putting distance between you and them. Set hard boundaries. Spend more time with positive people.
- Toxicity is contagious – so be the positivity you want to attract.
Toxic Things to Remove From Your Life
- Always saying “Yes”
- Long hours on social media