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6 Toxic Types of People You Should Keep Out of Your Life

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You probably know a few toxic people in your life right now. They might work with you in the office, some of them might be in your current circle of friends, you might live with one of them, heh, you might be one of them yourself! Toxic people can be mentally and physically exhausting to be around, and they can have a massive negative impact on your forward momentum. The distractions, stress and negativity that toxic people can bring into your life only act as unnecessary obstacles, so it is best to avoid them.

I have put together this list of 6 toxic types that will help you recognize if any of these people are around you. The faster that you remove these toxic people from your life, the better for you and for your future.

 

1. The Gossip

These are type of people who always seem to have the latest negative stories about your neighbors, your colleagues in work and your other friends. People who Gossip are generally insecure and they usually like to be the center of attention. They are destructive people, and are highly negative people to be around. Remember, if they are gossiping to you about someone, you can be sure that they are also gossiping about you to someone else. Ignore, and if at all possible avoid these people. If someone you know starts to gossip, quickly change the subject. Send them a clear message that you are not interested.

2. The Jealous

When a person feels inferior they often express their feelings in the form of jealousy. Avoid taking jealousy personally. Know that when a person is jealous of you, it has nothing to do with you, and it has everything to do with them. Be confident in yourself. Do not allow a jealous person affect your confidence or create doubt in yourself.

 3. The Control Freaks

A control freak is a person who attempts to dictate how everything is done around them. Control freaks never want to listen, because to them they already know it all, and they think they know the best way to do everything. These people always try to dictate how you are supposed to be, think and feel. Control freaks can be very difficult people to deal with in your personal or professional life. The best way to deal with a control freak is to say to them “I value your opinion, but I am going to this my way.” Repetition is key when dealing with a control freak, as many will not get the message straight away. These people are a negative influence to you and to your personal growth.

4. The Victims

The victim will always make excuses and want to blame others around them for their mistakes and their bad luck. They never want to accept personal responsibility, and always point the finger at someone or something else. Kick these negative people to the curb, they thrive on negativity and they will drain you of your positivity.

5. The Negative

Negative people will drain you of your positivity; they almost enjoy bringing everyone down around them. You will never hear words of encouragement from a negative person. These people will almost go out of their way to point out every possible way why you will fail. These people can be judgemental, pessimistic and are a massive energy drain. Take personal responsibility for your own positivity and energy despite what any negative person tells you. You need to protect your positive outlook on life and avoid these people like the plague.

6. The Compulsive Liars

You need to be surrounded by people in your personal and professional life that you can trust. Some lies can be harmful; some can be simply exaggerations of the truth. The trouble with compulsive liars is that you never know how to differentiate between fact and fiction about what they tell you, sometimes neither do they. The biggest problem with compulsive liars is trust; if someone ever lies to you, how can you ever believe what they say to you. You honestly do not need the headache.

 

Do you recognize any of these 6 types of toxic people? If you do, I hope that you will take the necessary action to limit your time with them or avoid them altogether. Once you do, you will notice less drama and negativity in your life and you will create a more positive environment for yourself.

 

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6 Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

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Reasons Why You Should Create A Bucket List

The term ‘bucket list’ has become quite popular in recent years. It has been used in pop culture references and as a casual topic of conversation when someone wants to do something. Chances are, you have heard someone say, “Oh, that’s on my bucket list!” But, a bucket list is more than just a fantasy, an out of reach dream or an excuse to say that you want to do many things, only to never follow through on them.

There are actually many benefits to creating a bucket list, if you just put in the time, the thought and the dedication into it. Still not 100% convinced? Let’s take a look at six reasons why you really should create a bucket list. Maybe, by the end of this article, you will be ready to put together one of your very own.

1. It Gives You a Purpose

While putting together a bucket list won’t tell you what the meaning of your life is, it can help to give you a purpose to your life. A bucket list should be more about the major goals that you have for yourself, rather than a bunch of fun little things that you might want to do. A bucket list gives you something to get out of life and allows you to stay focused while you are doing it.

Have you ever been bored, wondering what you’re going to do this weekend to fill up your free time? A bucket list can give you that answer, encouraging you to always work towards the things that you truly want to do and experience in life.

2. It Brings Your Goals to Life

As stated above, a bucket list should be about exciting goals that you have for yourself. But, it is also an opportunity to hone in on those goals. Many people have ambitions and even make goals or resolutions for themselves each year only to be forgotten a few days later. But, when you have a specific list of goals written down, it can help to make you more motivated and focused to achieve them.

Goals are incredibly important to have, and the fact that your bucket list can make those goals clearer and more tangible is really important.

3. You Will Create Lasting Memories

Memories are one of life’s greatest treasures. As you start to accomplish the things on your bucket list, you will also be making wonderful memories each time. Since you are doing the things you really want to do, those memories will bring you comfort, a sense of achievement and give you something positive to look back on and share with others.

Bucket list Create Lasting Memories

4. It Will Pull You Forward

Have you ever been in a “funk” in life, or maybe you have had bouts of feeling down or depressed that have kept you from doing the things you typically enjoy? No one wants to stay in that kind of mindset for long. Because a bucket list can help to give you a sense of purpose, it can also give you the motivation to pull yourself out of a funk. It can call you to do something new, something different, or something that even challenges you. Sometimes, that’s all a person needs to be pulled out of a tired or depressed state.

Additionally, doing something on your bucket list will help to distract you for a while. That can be a great solution for someone who has anxiety or tends to focus too much on the negative things in life. Sometimes, a distraction can be a welcomed reprieve.

5. You Will Experience Life-Long Learning

When you commit yourself to having new experiences, you are also committing yourself to learning something new. So many people think that learning stops when you finish school, but you can learn so much more simply by living and trying more new things throughout your life. People who embrace this type of lifestyle are called “lifelong learners”. The reality is this; you will never be able to learn everything there is to know. But, because all of us have such a short time on this planet to figure things out, the more experiences we participate in, the more that we will learn and grow. Not only can a bucket list help you to learn things about different cultures, skills, situations, people and personalities.

It can also help you to learn more about yourself. Closing your mind off to the idea of lifelong learning will cause you to become stagnant with your thoughts and your growth. As a human being, you should have a desire to continue to grow and achieve as much as you possibly can throughout your life. Working through your bucket list can help you to achieve that.

Bucket List For Life long Learning

6. You Will Never Run Out of Things to Do

If you sit down to make a bucket list, you might write down anywhere from 10-100 things that you really want to do. But, it doesn’t have to stop there. Chances are, as you start to work through some of the things on your list, you will come up with more ideas.

Experiencing new things, and even challenging things, is a great way to get inspired and motivated to continue on that trend. A bucket list can truly be never-ending as you come up with more exciting new ideas and goals for yourself.

Building Your Bucket List and Bettering Your Life

There are so many additional reasons why you should create a bucket list for yourself. Remember, a bucket list is a very personal thing, and the experiences you put on the list should be things that you truly want to do or accomplish. Don’t make them  so unrealistic that you will never plan on committing to. Instead, promise yourself that you will immerse yourself in those experiences.

A bucket list might be something you create to accomplish things before you pass on, but in creating one and diving into new experiences, there is a good chance you will feel more alive than ever!

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8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day

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8 Ways to Take Care of Yourself Every Day

Self-care is a term that gets thrown around a lot lately, to the point where it’s easy to ignore or blow it off as some kind of “buzz word”. But, it’s so much more than that, and when you are willing to take self-care seriously, you might just start to see how much easier it will be to get through each day. (more…)

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The Top 8 Most Important Things in Life

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The Top 8 Most Important Things in Life

It is easy for people to speculate and debate about the most important things in life. You have probably heard that “the best things in life are free” or that “love is all you need”, but what about what are the most important? What do you really need in this life in order to find contentment and fulfillment? (more…)

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