Have you ever felt physically sick, but nothing was discovered at the doctor?
Something may not be wrong with you, but it could be the people around you. Toxic human beings that is. Not everyone realizes how much toxic people can affect your life, as well as your health. Friends are supposed to make you feel better about yourself… remember that. Especially your partner.
I have been in relationships with toxic people that I didn’t realize were toxic until I left. I did see some of the red flags and warning signs, but ignored them. It’s easy to give people the benefit of the doubt repeatedly. As time went on in this one relationship, I noticed my health deteriorating. The stress was playing a toll on me. And this person was causing a lot of turmoil in my life. It almost felt as if someone was sitting on my chest daily. I couldn’t breathe. My heart rate was completely thrown off. I went to the doctor for a physical and blood work, but everything came back fine.
I didn’t know what could be wrong with my health. I knew I had some stress in my life as well as anxiety, but something wasn’t adding up still. I began to recognize that even in my most peaceful of places (being in nature), I still wasn’t at peace. My meditating was off and I still wasn’t feeling right. I was always tired, lethargic and out of it. Not myself. Most days felt like “off” days. I couldn’t figure out the reasons behind it. Not until I left the toxic relationship I was in and cut that toxic person out of my life completely.
Once I did that, my health almost immediately got better. I could breathe again! I have since then cut out several toxic people in my life. The key to that though, is to keep them out of your life. Pay attention to how you feel and you too will recognize who should be in your life.