Cutting Off Toxic People with Sonya Dunbar

Surrounding yourself with positive people is vital for maintaining a healthy mindset and achieving personal growth. Toxic individuals can hinder your progress by draining your energy, hurting your confidence, and fostering negativity. Cutting ties with them will allow you to focus on nurturing relationships that support and inspire you.

Here are seven signs you could have a toxic person in your life:

  • They are jealous of you: Toxic individuals often feel threatened by your success or happiness and may try to undermine your achievements.
  • They are angry a lot: Constant anger and hostility can be draining and toxic to be around.
  • When you’re with them, you feel competitive: Healthy relationships should be supportive, not competitive.
  • You leave feeling drained after you have spent time with them: Toxic people can drain your energy and leave you feeling emotionally exhausted.
  • They are negative: Constant negativity can be toxic and bring you down.
  • They never celebrate your wins with you: Toxic individuals may be unable to genuinely celebrate your successes and may even try to downplay them.
  • They gaslight: Gaslighting is a form of manipulation that can be very damaging to your mental health.

To start removing toxic people from your life, follow these steps:

  • Recognize who the toxic person is: Identify the people in your life who exhibit these toxic behaviors.
  • Start to put space between you and the toxic person: Limit your interactions with them and create boundaries to protect your mental health.
  • Start to surround yourself with positive people: Seek out relationships that are supportive, uplifting, and nurturing.
  • Make your feelings and mental health a priority: Put yourself first and prioritize your well-being above maintaining toxic relationships.

Remember, cutting toxic people out of your life is not about being mean or cruel; it’s about protecting yourself and creating a positive environment where you can thrive. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and support your growth, and let go of those who bring you down. Your mental health and happiness are worth it.