Stop Allowing Toxic People To Poison Your Soul...

We all have at least one toxic person in our life. Sometimes it's truly hard to admit that someone is actually bad for you. Sadly, the people that are the most toxic to us are usually the ones that we love the most. Whether it's a family member, spouse, friend, acquaintance or whatever... you have to learn to let go of what is poisoning your soul. Maybe you are asking yourself: "How do I know if someone is toxic?" The answer is pretty simple. Toxic people are only concerned about themselves. They don't care how you're affected as long as they are getting what they want from you. Toxic people like to belittle you and make you feel like you are worthless, like you owe them something or are obligated to cater to their every whim. There comes a time in your life where you have to put yourself, your mental health and your happiness FIRST. There is nothing wrong with worrying about yourself. Regardless of what any toxic person will tell you, you matter! I often have people in my life that want to "use me up". They don't care what I have going on, if I'm sick or having a bad day... anything going on in my life doesn't matter as long as I'm doing what they want. Sometimes it gets so heavy that I can't even have a day to myself where I can just breathe and be happy, where I can just feel human. We all get mentally tired. Usually more so than being physically tired, at least that's how it is for me anyways. So, what can you do to rid yourself of this toxicity? You have to make a change. You have to decide that you're done being a puppet and that you're going to do what you know is right for yourself. That doesn't mean that you have to be cruel to someone or not help someone if they NEED you... it just means that you have to draw a line, Setting boundaries is key to being happy in this life. Without boundaries people will walk all over you. These days, no one really cares about others like they should. It's sad really. Letting go; I know it sounds terrifying. I think about walking away from so many people sometimes and then I get so scared. I don't want to hurt anyone. BUT what about how they are hurting me? I deserve happiness too. I deserve a life too. Can we balance setting boundaries and also keeping the people that we love in our lives? Absolutely! Maybe you'll have to hit that ignore button when your phone rings or avoid a text message. Do whatever it takes to maintain the boundaries that you have set. If someone truly loves you, they will be happy when you come around on your own time. If they don't want you around any other time other than when they want something then it's time to cut strings and let them go permanently. Life is hard. If you haven't hit the age where you realize that, you will! Always remember to stay strong, put yourself first and don't feel guilty for setting boundaries to protect YOURSELF. Mental health, emotional health... it's all important. Toxic people can literally poison you mentally and emotionally. Don't allow yourself to become ill from the poison that these people can feed your soul. I have never claimed to be a smart person, a perfect person or even a successful person. However, I do know what it's like to feel broken by people that you love the most. Take my word for it, no one is worth your happiness, your health and losing your soul. Find peace in your inner strength. Stand up and fight for yourself. You can still be a good person and guard your heart.

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