Toxic - acting as or having the effect of a poison; poisonous, harmful or deadly, likely to cause significant loss to the holder
So, read that definition and be honest with yourself. Today we will start identifying the things in your life that are TOXIC!
It could be a friendship, an acquaintance, a website, a job, one of your classmates, a boyfriend, a family member, something you are doing to your body, the thoughts in your mind or ARE YOU being toxic to someone else?
One of our older girls on A Girl's Gathering shared how she dealt with her TOXIC situation just last night...
All of the comments she received were supportive virtual high fives! We all knew she did the right thing! But how many of us would have been strong enough to pull away from something like she did?
Sometimes that toxic situation is our closest friend, a family member or the boy we have been dating for a long time. Don't fool yourself into believing that if it would be difficult to walk away, then it's not TOXIC. Many girls fall into this trap, especially with boys! We think that if it's going to hurt, then it must be the wrong choice when, in fact, sometimes the BEST decisions HURT THE MOST!
You know what relationships are like poison in your life. What relationship or situation just seems to suck the life out of you? Who are you with when you feel at your lowest? In what situation do you find yourself doing things that are far from who people believe you to be?
It's time to start doing some soul searching...
Make a list of situations where you made some (or thought about it) bad choices...
Jot down the thoughts you are entertaining that seem ok until you imagine yourself admitting them out loud...
Then make a plan for how you will walk away! It could just save your life.
If you don't have anyone to talk to about this, come join the conversation on A Girl's Gathering or email me privately at firstname.lastname@example.org
Use the journal page below to take this first step to save yourself from the drama of toxic relationships and situations!