I avoid toxic people. I choose my friends very carefully.
I look for those who possess similar values and admire virtues like love, forgiveness and honesty. I stay far away from those who breed negativity and display traits like greed, anger and jealousy.
I realize it is too easy to get caught up in that type of negativity, so when I find myself around negative people, I politely remove myself from the situation.
When I surround myself with positive people, life is more peaceful, productive, and fulfilling. I spend more time focusing on the goodness of others instead of focusing on their faults and trying to tear them down.
I only speak about others when I have something good to say. Keeping the right company ensures that I stay along that path of living well with others.
Today, I endeavor to live a clean, healthy life, devoid of the negativity of toxic people. I focus on the positive and leave the negative behind. Relationships are too precious for me to drag others down or let them do that to me. It doesn’t serve either of us.
Questions for Self-Reflection:
- How do I deal with a friend who displayed positive traits before but has now become caught up in negativity?
- How can I tell if a new acquaintance is likely to bring positivity to my life?
- Is there anything I can do to encourage toxic people to change their behavior?