Guest Author - danielle barone
If you are experiencing a toxic person in your life, let me share with you what I have learned. I think I can help you to feel better. Be comforted that you are not alone. Every person walking the earth knows at least one toxic person. This is something we all deal with in life and we are helping one another. An important thing to remember is that you have the power to stop a toxic person. You are in control of your mind and body. You are in control of your life. You make good decisions. You hold your power. You can do anything you want. You can walk away from a toxic person and not allow their negativity. Freedom is a wonderful and liberating experience.
Realize that toxic people drain health, peace of mind, energy and well-being. It helps to move away from toxic people and move towards people who are positive and uplifting. Positive people are a blessing. Move away from what hurts you and move towards what feels good. This is one of the best gifts you can ever give to yourself. Understand there are many good people in the world. You will know if someone is good or bad for you, by how you feel when you are with this person. Your intuition will always tell you everything you need to know about someone. Listen to your intuition and trust it.
There are also toxic people in the world. A toxic person emits a negative vibration that your mind, body and spirit will feel. A toxic person causes pain and aggravation. A toxic person is simple to recognize. When you are interacting with a toxic person you will feel sick and experience physical symptoms like a headache or stomach pain. When you are interacting with a toxic person you will feel like you are going crazy. But don't worry because this is not true. These feelings are just your body and mind trying to let you know you are with a toxic person. Remembering this information will empower you to identify a toxic person and release one from your life.
Understand that when a person is toxic it is because of his or her own issues. Most often these issues are caused by mental illness. A toxic persons behavior is not about you. The behavior of another person is a reflection of what is going on inside of him or her. A toxic person is unhappy and unhealthy on the inside. The best thing you can do when dealing with a toxic person is to walk away and not allow them to hurt you anymore. If you cannot walk away, then begin by mentally walking away. Be strong. Focus on doing what is important to you. Be kind to yourself. Do things that make you feel good.
Allow yourself to detach. Detachment is a process of not caring. It is something you do for yourself. It is a mental skill that takes some time to learn at first, but once it is mastered, it can help you to become stronger mentally and physically. Detachment is a necessary skill for preserving your own mental health. Detaching from people and situations that are not good for you is healthy and can help you to feel better. Let others walk their path while you walk a more peaceful path for your own life.
Begin letting go by repeating affirmations. Affirmations are positive statements you repeat in your mind. Affirmations are powerful because over time, your mind believes the good you program into it. The following are some examples to help you, but feel free to make your own that speak to you personally.
* I am letting go.
* Letting go will help me to be healthy on many levels.
* I control my own life and decisions.
* I am healthy.
* I am strong.
* I feel good about the decision to let go.
* Letting go is healthy.
When dealing with a toxic person remember that exercise is your friend. Exercise releases negativity and tension. Exercise creates healing chemicals in your mind and body. Exercise also encourages the release of endorphins, chemicals that relieve pain and help you to feel good both mentally and physically. Practicing affirmations in your mind, while you are doing something positive for yourself like exercising can be very helpful to you.
It is also important for you to develop positive friendships. Take care of your friendships. Be supportive and be open to receiving support and help. Friends that love you give the best advice. All you have to do is listen. Friendship is healing, and it is the best medicine for you especially when you are dealing with a toxic person. Talking things over with a friend will make you feel stronger, and you will release the negativity of a toxic person from your life.
Releasing a Toxic Person