We've all been there with that one person that manages to make every interaction with them a slightly awkward dive into self doubt, self judgment and generally less fun and joy than before you interacted with them. But how do you handle toxic people around you during the holidays when families, friends and colleagues get together more often than usual?
Here are my top tips for dealing with toxic people so you can still have a fun time and be happy, whether everyone else around you is or not!
What is your worst problem with money? It's different for everyone but often what it often boils down to is not having enough, or the amount you would like for the lifestyle you want.
Money is a topic that has fascinated me since I was a child. There I've said it. It's not the most honourable of things to admit on an online blog, surely being fascinated with charitable things would be far better but the truth is that since I can remember I always wondered why it was that some people had more money than others. And perhaps more specifically, why a lot of people had more than the people around me.
Are you in service to your business or of service to it?
Time and time again I have found myself slugging through certain things in life knowing on the one hand that I really desired to be creative in that thing and on the other hand not being able to find the inspiration, energy or even interest in making sure I did a good job.
In fact most of the things I really wanted to do well in and cared deeply about, I would eventually find myself failing in or not delivering enough, or just plainly being bored.
Most of our lives we are taught that being the same as everyone else is what makes us good, well behaved and a part of society. We are encouraged to mimic the people around us, and in particular our parents and families. Children are often being told how much they look just like their mother, or behave just like their father, or have similar talents as their siblings.
Were you ever told that you had to have a purpose in life? That there was a reason we’re all here and you just have to find what your purpose is? Only it had better be a good, perfect and correct purpose?!
Do you ever feel like you're going crazy with mind chatter? I used to be the best person I knew at this, I could be having a conversation with someone and still have mind chatter. In fact, if there were a prize for mind chatter I would have been the world champion 100 times over...I was an over achiever in the area!
During my more 'spiritual' times when I was practising meditation and yoga in an attempt to find a sense of peace in my already over active world I would go to sleep and as soon as my head hit the pillow I would be thinking about the following day and all the meetings I would have...while I was sleeping. No dreams for me! For years I tried everything I could think of to have a peaceful night’s sleep… I didn’t even try and quieten my mind during the day, that would have been a whole other mission impossible. I was going to take this in baby steps!
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