How to Let Go of Toxic People in Your Life

I’m now on the 6th day of my very own self-imposed 30-day blog post challenge which also propelled me to restart doing other things I love and one of them is being able to focus on my work and not be bombarded with so many distractions. I have an 11AM Skype meeting with a client and I want my blog post task to be done so I can focus on my work at hand. So suffice it to say that this post will be short and sweet… just something to help you like it helped me when the going got tough in some of my relationships.

I’m sure many of you have experienced in one form or degree letting go of people you once held dear in your heart simply because they have been toxic and unhealthy for you. It doesn’t matter if they were friends or family members or people of authority in your life. You just had to let them go.

Most of us can tolerate toxic people to some degree. We can unfollow them if they’re being toxic on social media, or just spend the least amount of time with them if they happen to be within our circle or family. But the moment they do something that tops every little annoying and hurtful thing they did in the past and it’s already affecting our life, most especially our mental health, then it’s time to let go. Don’t you think?

When it first happens, the pain will sting you like crazy. If you are like me who prefers to not dwell as much or focus so much of my energy on the negative person and the negative situation in general, then you will, by hook or by crook, find a way to let go, no matter how slow and no matter how hard.

One of the many things I do when I am suddenly faced with a negative person is to seek the help of Google (this is after praying to God and meditating on it and I still can’t stop feeling bad… hey, I’m only human!) I google key phrases like “how to let go” or “how to cope when someone is hurting you” or “what to do when someone is attacking you”. I do this instead of personally confronting the person who is attacking me with below the belt stuff. I do this so I can console myself immediately and try to find understanding even when my mind is clouded with so much pain and hurt simply because I already know how closed-minded and feeling entitled the other person is and that confronting that said person will just aggravate the situation.

During my research, I came across the following quotes below that up to this day I hold dear to my heart. These quotes always help me unburden, let go and give compassion to the other person even if the other person does not deserve such compassion.

If you are in the same boat, or if for any reason a similar thing would happen to you (I hope not!), these quotes could help you detach yourself from the toxic person and eventually let go of the pain.

And with these, I wish you a productive day ahead!

Now, I have to work like any regular person. Ciao! Til tomorrow again. ^_^

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