It's Okay To Give Yourself Space From Toxic Friends
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It's Okay To Give Yourself Space From Toxic Friends

This year is about self-growth, and we don't need anyone pulling us down.

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It's Okay To Give Yourself Space From Toxic Friends

No matter who you are, no matter where you are, you will always come across people in your life that isn't the best fit. No matter how long or little it takes you to realize it, and no matter what it does to your life, it is okay to take a step back and realize if it's not good for you to let it go.

The cliche saying that just because they are family or friends does not mean they need to continually impact your life if it's negative to you. We put ourselves through a lot of stress on a day to day basis, some days are worse than others, but it's taken me through the really hard days to realize that the added stress I get from the toxicity of others is unnecessary to me. We repeatedly go through the same motions of toxic behavior sometimes just to be a part of someone else's life, when in all reality if someone else has baggage they need to claim, why should they be taken you through the airport with them.

We need to realize what and who we associate with might not necessarily be the best for us. In the midst of stressing or complaining about someone, if you take a step back and realize if this is all worth it for you, you might be surprised. We may not notice it when you're in the middle of it but looking back it might be an eye-opener to you to see the unpleasantness from others. And that is okay. Just like anything and everything in life we learn from our mistakes and move forward, and if that's what you feel you need to do, then do it.

You should not feel guilty for giving yourself space and time away from specific people or from just people in general. We all need time to ourselves to figure ourselves out, and it that time, maybe you will see a positive result in where you don't feel pressure or stress or whatever it may be that you define as toxic. We all need to experiment and everyone needs to go at their own digression, but it shouldn't take a rocket scientist to know that if there is a problem or issue, there needs to be a change to fix it. That problem or issue might be someone else in your life and you are the control that needs to change it.

You can make a gradual change, or cut it directly from the source, but the more you are away from the negativity the more you can connect with yourself and grow. This is our year to blossom, and we shouldn't let anyone stand in our way, take authority and never look back.

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