The Glow Up Season Podcast Episode 6 Show Notes
11 Signs of a Toxic Friendship
In this episode of The Glow Up Podcast, I talk about eleven (11) signs that you are in a toxic friendship. Before I embarked on my growth journey, my circle of friends was very different. Using examples from my personal experiences, I will describe how toxic relationships can affect you and why you need to take action In such relationships. One of the most crucial realizations in my growth journey is that toxic friends tend to hold you back and stunt your growth, you will be running in place until you decide to cut ties. I even found that the symptoms of my mental disorders became less frequent after cutting off from those unhealthy friendships.
What do you do about an unhealthy friendship?
Listen in as I enlighten you on the hidden clues to uncovering toxic friendships, their impact on your physical and psychological well being and the necessary steps to recover from these harmful relationships. At the end of this conversation, you will be equipped to identify such relationships and practically address them.
We aren’t aware of how influential friendships can truly be to us and our lives. To get to the next level, we must release friendships that do not serve us anymore, and surround ourselves with friends that positively affect our decisions and actions.
“Pay attention to how you feel after you hang out with a person. Ask yourself “Do I feel drained or do I feel energized?”
“You are not supposed to feel mentally exhausted or depleted after hanging out with someone who is good for your soul”
When you confirm that you have an unhealthy friendship, you could keep them around and let them know, but no one wants to hear that they’re a toxic friend. In regards to that friendship, ask yourself, “what do I gain if I cut them off?” Also ask yourself “What do I gain if I keep them around?” Take the time and space you need to figure things out before you do anything.
In This Episode You Will Learn:
Why people don’t often cut off unhealthy friendships (04:12)
The science behind the impact of the company that we keep. (06:25)
The Science of Emotional Contagion (07:05)
The urge to conform (08:44)
The effect of your friendships on your health (11:10)
Signs of a toxic friendship (13:18)
What to do when you get confirmation that you have an unhealthy friendship (31:35)
How to cut off unhealthy friendships (33:52)
Questions I Answer
Why is it so uncommon to urge people to leave unhealthy friendships?
What do you do after you confirm an unhealthy friendship?
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