Every person has specific behaviour patterns and habits that are, in some way, toxic to the overall quality of life.
One of the crucial things (in maximising life quality) is recognising those habits and working on them.
Without further ado, allow me to share some of the more common toxic behaviours and habits, which can be found in most of the population.
#1 Excessive Need For External Validation
Many people do things and make themselves look in specific ways, just to be perceived better by their peers.
This is undoubtedly one of the most toxic habits on the list, as it deprives you of genuine energy and relationships with people.
When we think about what other people have to say, this mainly results in our focus on the outside rather than the inside.
This, in turn, leads to us feeling like we always have to meet other people’s expectations instead of prioritising our own opinions and needs.
#2 Self-Induced Guilt Tripping
At one point, every one of us goes through unpleasant experiences, which lead to destructive emotions.
In many instances, those emotions unfold into a flurry of guilt-tripping, where you blame yourself for one or more mistakes you made.
Much like anything else, the feeling of guilt won’t be too toxic for you if it only happens now and then, but the continued existence in the pool of guilt will ruin you.
When you focus on what you did wrong and what could’ve been if you did a different thing, you rob yourself of all your energy to help you do more in the future.
Without a doubt, this is a toxic habit that has taken over many people’s lives.
#3 Pessimistic mindset
One of the most toxic thought patterns is the pessimistic mindset - something that robs many of us of opportunities and activities.
Now, I am not trying to make you feel guilty for being negative about things… It was not your choice to think that way in the first place!
Such mindsets are developed throughout early childhood, so technically, you took that from someone else.
Even more so, the brain is generally wired to expect the WORST so that it can prepare for whatever comes it's way…
Nevertheless, this brain function is no longer viable in the modern-day big cities, where opportunities (and not predators) are around every corner.
Rewire your brain and look not just into the negatives but also the possible positives and solutions of the given problem.
Many of us hold various thought/behaviour patterns and habits, which manifest into our reality only to make it worse than it was.
Without a doubt, many of those are just a chapter of the story you keep telling yourself, and it seems as if that is the only truth.
Because it seems that way, you act upon it without even recognising it as something toxic.
If you want your overall quality of life to improve, work on recognising those thoughts and habits which rob you of your creative power and work your way through them!