We’re officially in 2022, the year of happiness, positivity and good people around you. There is definitely no room left for toxic people! Considering you have clicked on this article, the chances are high that you have a couple of toxic people in your close environment that you would be better off without. However, this is often easier said than done, especially when these people are very close to you. It may seem like there is no other option than to keep seeing them but it’s safe to say that they are not healthy for your overall wellbeing. In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to deal with toxic people and how you can avoid them entering your life.
What are signs of a toxic person?
Whilst some people may be fully aware of having toxic people around them, others may be more in the unknown as they haven’t put that label on those people yet. If you feel like you have some unhealthy relationships with people around you, but you’re unsure if they are actually toxic, we’ll write down some typical traits to help you out. Generally speaking, toxic people will have a negative effect on your mental health or influences on your life. If you have a toxic person in your life, you may notice that this person always adds a sour feeling to your day, upsets you, makes you feel uncomfortable or even constantly picks fights. To make a short list, a toxic person can be recognised by:
- Manipulating you into doing things you don’t want to do
- Constantly feeling confused by this person’s behaviour
- Making you feel like you need to apologise for everything you do
- Never feeling comfortable around them
- Always having to defend yourself to this person
- Feeling bad about yourself because of what they say/do
What makes a relationship toxic?
Whether you’re in a romantic relationship or in a friendship that brings you more anxiety and negativity than it brings joy, then this may mean that your relationship is toxic. The difficult thing with toxic people is that they don’t necessarily have negative effects on you at all times. You may have a perfect day one week, while the week after you’re overwhelmed with toxic behaviour. In a toxic relationship, we often see a lack of support, envy or jealousy, controlling behaviour, dishonesty, disrespect and lack of self-care, amongst other things.
How to cut out toxic people and be more authentic to you
If you’re dealing with toxic people in your close environment, it’s time to fix these relationships and choose yourself. Whether it’s a parent, partner or close friend that is bringing you down, make sure you always stay true to yourself. Losing your true identity in a toxic relationship can happen quickly and without you even noticing it, until it’s too late. It’s literally a negative spiral bringing you down. This year, in 2022, we’re fighting back.
A couple of ways to try to fix your toxic relationships is by letting them know how you feel. If your feelings are being invalidated, because this is what happens a lot with toxic people, it may be time to move on from these people. Set hard boundaries for yourself and don’t let the toxic people in your life overstep these boundaries. After all, it’s your life and you have to cease the day. If you feel disconnected from yourself, we recommend using our LOVE aromatherapy collection which helps to reconnect with others but also yourself. It’s the perfect way of practicing self-care and making sure you’re rebalancing your thoughts and feelings. It may not solve all your problems, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction.