We live in a world full of toxic people. While some are lurking in the shadows waiting for you to eventually fall into their web of deception, others approach you, act nice and trick you into believing that they are your friends.
And if you’re not cautious enough, these people can easily destroy your world and scar you for life. However, mentally strong people have been through this in life, so they developed effective and powerful tactics to deal with these emotional predators and protect themselves.
They’ve raised themselves into self-respecting people who know their worth and refuse to spend even a minute of their precious time on toxic people.
Here’s their advice about dealing with toxic people:
1. ESTABLISH STRONG EMOTIONAL BOUNDARIES
It’s completely up to you whether you will surround yourself with high stone walls and carefully analyze the ones who knock on your gates or you will leave the doors open and let everyone in.
However, if you feel that you can’t limit your physical exposure to these people, do your best to limit the energy you give to them. Set your emotional boundaries and detach yourself from anyone that is making you feel completely drained.
2. WORK ON YOUR SELF-CONTROL
We often make the mistake of blaming others for the way we feel and forget that we are the only ones who are responsible for our emotions.
You will never be powerful enough to change or control others. That is why it is crucial to learn how to control yourself. Your response to a situation holds great power. Once you realize that, your life will be much easier.
3. STAND BEHIND EVERYTHING YOU SAY
If you are ready to cut off every single person in your life who is making you feel miserable, be a person who sticks to their guns. Follow through on what you say. Threatening someone that you will leave them and then forgiving them for what they did to you will only give them more power. Stop holding on to people who are not worth fighting for.
4. STAY TRUE TO YOUR BELIEF SYSTEM
When you are completely aware of your values, prioritizing becomes a lot easier. Therefore, when you’re willing to stay true to your belief system no matter what, placing yourself on the top of that list is mandatory.
Remember, ending a relationship with a loved one for the sake of your wellbeing does not make you the bad guy. It is called self-care.
5. ADOPT HEALTHY COPING MECHANISMS
Some people need more than just healthy emotional boundaries and high stone walls. They need effective coping techniques to help them stay strong.
As a result, they adopt healthy coping strategies. They start meditating, they embrace life as it is, they practice mindfulness, they get in touch with their deepest feelings and they show gratitude for everything that surrounds them.
Because at the end of the day, it is your life. Your happiness. Your peace of mind. Your freedom. Stop overthinking, do what needs to be done and move on.
6.LEARN TO MANAGE YOUR THOUGHTS
Do you know that feeling when you wake up on the wrong side of the bed and it feels like the whole world is against you? Well, imagine if instead of focusing on the negative aspects of your life, you improved your thoughts and focused on designing the life of your dreams.
Your thoughts attract your life. They are more powerful than you can imagine. Never forget that.