Removing Toxic People From Your Life

Learn the benefit of removing toxic people and situations from your life.


Please understand me when I say you need to get rid of toxic situations and toxic people from your life. I will admit it may be easier said than done. I also know that it takes time to fully get the courage to do this. If you want to change your life, you have to change your circumstances and surroundings. You can’t grow while still hanging around people who don't have the same dreams and goals as you and don't support you. In some way, they will hold you back.


I’m currently doing a life audit and in the process of making some serious changes. Certain people and situations that were triggering me to be negative, sad, and angry, they have been removed or cut back. I was truly unhappy and it clearly affected me. So, in order to put me in a better headspace and place, I knew I had to make some sacrifices. I took a good look at my inner circle. Here are some of the questions I asked myself to reevaluate my relationships and situations.


  1. Are they benefiting me mentally?

  2. Is this helping me to grow? This includes family members, your closest friends, coworkers, or situations.

  3. Is this situation helping me to grow?

  4. Is this affecting my health?

  5. Do they support my dreams and goals?

  6. Do they motivate me to do better?

  7. How do I feel when I'm around them?

  8. How do I feel when I'm there?


I know it can sound a bit selfish, but It’s hard to be around people who are always negative and constantly put you down.


Now is the time to work on yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you want to make better friends and be in a better situation, work on yourself first.


I’m not going to tell you how to remove the toxicity from your life. That is up to you to figure out. Do it at your own pace. Be strong and be smart.


I really hope this helped. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


"You don't ever have to feel guilty about removing toxic people from your life. It doesn't matter whether someone is a relative, romantic interest, employer, childhood friend or new acquanitance - you don't have to make room for people who cause you pain or make you feel small. It's one thing if a person owns up to their behavior and makes an effort to change. But if a person disregards your feelings, ignores your bounderies and "continues" to treat you in a harmful way, they need to go" – Enkiquotes


How do you plan on changing your life? How did you release toxic situations? What have you done that you can share to help others? I would love to hear. Leave a comment below.