Have you ever met someone and realised later or just knew immediately that this person thrives off negativity? Not only do they spread it to those close to them but they strive to spread it as far and wide as they can. They enjoy causing mayhem/living in chaos and really don’t know or want to be happy.
Protecting your energy is more than getting rid of bad friends, it’s also getting rid of your toxic partner, distancing yourself from a colleague, cutting ties with family members, creating boundaries and also holding yourself accountable too. Sometimes these people aren’t in your life because you chose them to be e.g. parents. However, those you did and you ignored or continue to ignore the RED FLAGS, it’s time to hold yourself accountable and start the “removal and cleanse process”. But let me crystal clear on this - those you didn’t originally choose can still be removed from your life if they are the root of your depression, anxiety, low self esteem, lack of self confidence etc. I have had to do this with family, friends, colleagues, housemates etc. and even though some took longer than others, for various reasons, I still made it happen because I couldn’t let myself suffer any longer.
There’s ways to make this happen and I will definitely share some ways I have done this in another post. I especially want to focus on family or friends as these can be seen as unfathomable BUT don’t let anyone guilt trip you into keeping toxic people around because they’re “family” or you’ve been friends since school. Nope! YOU should be the most or one of the most important people in your life. Period!