The Importance of Filtering Toxic People Out

friends friendships relationships toxic relationships wellbeing Apr 27, 2023

Friendships are one of the most valuable and rewarding aspects of life. Having friends to share experiences with, lean on in times of need, and celebrate life’s victories with is truly priceless. However, not all friendships are created equal. Some can be toxic and detrimental to our wellbeing, while others can be nourishing and uplifting. It’s important to filter toxic people out of our lives to make room for the valuable friendships that make life worth living.

Toxic friendships can take many forms. They may involve someone who constantly puts you down, takes advantage of you, or undermines your accomplishments. They may involve someone who is excessively needy, always demanding your attention and draining your emotional resources. Or they may involve someone who is simply negative, always complaining and bringing down the mood of those around them. Whatever the case may be, toxic friendships can be incredibly damaging to your mental health and overall wellbeing.

Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to identify toxic people in our lives. Sometimes they may be friends we’ve known for years, and it can be difficult to imagine life without them. However, it’s important to take a step back and evaluate the impact that these friendships are having on our lives. Are they bringing us joy, or are they causing stress and anxiety? Are they lifting us up, or are they dragging us down? If the answer is the latter, it may be time to consider cutting ties.

Of course, this is easier said than done. Ending a friendship can be a difficult and painful process, especially if it’s someone you’ve known for a long time. However, it’s important to remember that you deserve to surround yourself with people who uplift and support you. If someone in your life is bringing you down, it’s okay to let them go. You may find that it’s a weight off your shoulders, and that you have more time and energy to devote to the valuable friendships that truly matter.

Ultimately, filtering toxic people out of your life is an important step in creating a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling life. Surrounding yourself with people who bring positivity, joy, and encouragement into your life can have a profound impact on your mental health and overall wellbeing. While it may be difficult to say goodbye to certain friendships, it’s important to remember that you deserve to be surrounded by people who love and support you, and that valuable friendships are worth holding onto.

It may seem harder to say goodbye to them, but you are already saying goodbye to yourself which is a huge mistake. Don't let their energy drain you anymore. You deserve better! 


Accept yourself before you learn to love yourself 

Katelin Vincent 
Female Empowerment Coach 


You deserve to feel supported.

This blog is the view of personal opinion, please be advised to seek any further medical advice and that this information should be interpreted with caution.