Unfortunately, sometimes it’s impossible to avoid toxic people in our lives. Luckily, we do get to choose who we spend a majority of our time with. Often times, it’s quite difficult to identify the toxic people in our lives. It can be easy to blame ourselves or sweep it under the rug when people treat you less that you deserve. At FitHealth, we believe the relationships with those around you are a major factor of your health. The good news is, there are some telltale signs that you have toxic people in your life that you should either minimize contact with or cut out completely.
There is a major difference between constructive criticism and judgement. We all need people to constructively criticize us in a positive way in order to encourage improvement in our lives. However, people constantly nagging you and bringing you down can sometimes even have the opposite effect. Constant negative can often be discouraging and almost make us feel like giving up instead of persevering and pushing forward.
This can often tie into being judgmental. People that are negative in all aspects of life can be exhausting to be around. You’ll often find yourself working above and beyond to bring positivity into their lives which will often leave you drained and exhausted after spending time with them.
They don’t take responsibility when they’re wrong
We’ve all been in a situation where someone who was clearly in the wrong refused to take responsibility for their actions and know how frustrating that can be. It is so important in any relationship that both individuals are able to be honest with each other as well as themselves to maintain a healthy relationship.
They’re not supportive
It is so important to be sure that the people you spend a majority of your time with support your goals. Again this can tie into negativity. On days when the whole world is against you it’s important to have people in your corner to pick you up when you’re feeling down.
They’re not investing in you
So often in our lives, we spend our time with people that drain us rather than fill us up. It’s a huge sign of a positive relationship when it’s a mutual goal to build each other up and invest time and energy in one another rather than a one sided relationship where one individual is investing in the other without anything in return.