How To Deal With A Toxic Environment
There comes a time in everyone’s lives when you might find yourself in a less than ideal situation.
You might even define that situation as toxic. Maybe it’s a living situation, a job, a relationship, or even your own mindset.
A lot of times, we can feel stuck in these situations.
Whatever your circumstances are, there are some simple things you can do to determine whether you need to remove yourself from the situation or not.
The first step is to ask yourself what you can learn from this situation.
In my opinion, toxic or uncomfortable situations happen in our lives as a way to show us something. Typically when we are about to change, or we need to learn a lesson, certain things in our lives surrounding that lesson can become extremely uncomfortable and even toxic.
Sort of like growing pains, you’re uncomfortable because you’re changing, you’re growing.
Discomfort happens when there is an opportunity for growth.
Ask yourself what the purpose is of this situation in your life.
Is it pushing you to find your voice, step out of your comfort zone, set boundaries, let go of the situation to move on to the next chapter of your life?
Next, after pinpointing the lesson this situation could be trying to teach you, ask yourself, have I learned all the lessons I am meant to from this situation? Is it time to move to the next chapter?
When you find yourself in a situation that is repeating toxic cycles over and over, it may be pushing you to move on to the next chapter or let go of that situation or person.
I remember in my last workplace, it wasn’t a positive experience towards the end. I took the time to see that experience as an opportunity to learn about sales and how to remain positive no matter the situation.
In the end, there continued to be discomfort, and I realized that was the universe pushing me to step into entrepreneurship. I ended up leaving that workplace behind, and I am so glad that I did.
Really dig deep and ask yourself the difficult questions.
Can I learn more about this situation?
Is this situation repeating toxic cycles that are no longer serving me?
If I stay in this situation, is it serving the life I want to create for myself?
I hope this helps you navigate change and the negative environments in your life.
I know it can be challenging, but I’m here to remind you that there is light on the other side of this, and even within the situation, you just have to look for it.
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