A toxic relationship is any type of relationship that brings you down rather than lifting you up. The issue is we don’t realize most relationships are toxic until they it is too late. How can you tell if your relationship is toxic?
Your Toxic Relationships
How bad does a relationship need to be to be considered toxic? It can be very simple, but grow into something much larger. The issue is, sometimes the relationships are not with people… they are with things.
You like social media? Me too. I bet we use it differently. I rarely “consume” social media. I produce a ton though. It isn’t that I don’t have a genuine interest in people. If I want to know something about someone I look them up. Facebook is more popular in divorce court than prostitutes. Tell me which is a toxic relationship? Facebook or a prostitute?
Your Cell Phone
People are more less connected than ever. We stay connected by showing an emotionless form of communication. The issue is the need for emotional human contact is a basic human need. So you get the human contact you desire, except there is no emotional attachment.
Think in general, you get a call from your “favorite” person… and a smile goes across your face.
You get several texts from your “favorite” person…. and you get annoyed. Because you lack the emotional bond.
Your DVR is holding you back. No one on their deathbed has ever said they wish I would have watched a little more TV. People are living such an unfulfilled life because of the media they consume. Now with a DVR you can record multiple shows, while watching a show. If you cannot watch the show when it airs you probably shouldn’t watch it. OR if you must watch a show ONLY watch them recorded, then turn your TV off. Pointless TV watching is the biggest waist of time (I did not misspell waste… because pointless tv watching impacts your waist).
Now that you have a better understanding of the toxic relationships that you didn’t realize you had, next time we can talk about the toxic relationships with people.
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