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Letting Things Go

The Importance of Staying Away from Negative People

By Jen AuhPublished 12 months ago 3 min read
Letting Things Go
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As we navigate through life, we come across a wide variety of people. Some of these individuals will be positive influences, while others will have negative energy that can affect our mental health and overall well-being. It's important to recognize when it's time to let go of toxic people and situations in our lives.

The first step in this process is to identify those who have negative energy, those who are shady and deceiving. These are the people who drain our energy and make us feel uneasy. They might be manipulative, always looking for ways to benefit themselves at our expense. These individuals may seem friendly and trustworthy at first, but once we get to know them better, their true selves are revealed.

Once we have identified those who are not genuine and manipulate us for their own advantage, it's essential to let them go. No amount of money or material possessions is worth keeping these people in our lives. In fact, by holding on to them, we are only hurting ourselves in the long run.

One of the most challenging things about letting go of negative people is that we may have invested a lot of time and energy into these relationships. However, we must recognize that people don't change. If someone has shown themselves to be shady and deceiving, they are unlikely to change their ways. It's up to us to do ourselves a favor and keep our sanity by distancing ourselves from these individuals.

It's important to remember that we are in control of our lives. We have the power to choose who we surround ourselves with and how we spend our time. By choosing to let go of negative people, we are taking control of our lives and making choices that are in our best interest.

When we let go of negative people, we make room for positive energy to enter our lives. We can surround ourselves with people who lift us up, inspire us, and make us feel good about ourselves. These are the people who support us and encourage us to be our best selves.

Sometimes, letting go of negative people can be a difficult and painful process. We may feel guilty or ashamed for ending a friendship or relationship. However, it's important to remember that our mental health and well-being should always come first. If someone is not adding value to our lives, it's time to let them go.

In some cases, we may need to set boundaries with negative people rather than completely cutting them out of our lives. For example, we may choose to limit our interactions with them or avoid certain topics of conversation. By setting boundaries, we can protect ourselves from their negative energy while still maintaining a relationship.

It's also important to remember that we may have negative energy within ourselves that we need to work on. We may attract negative people into our lives because of our own negative thoughts and behaviors. By working on ourselves, we can attract positive people and situations into our lives.

Letting go of negative people is an important step in maintaining our mental health and well-being. Money is not worth keeping people who are not genuine and manipulate others for their own benefit. It's important to recognize when someone is not genuine and manipulative, and to distance ourselves from them.

While it can be difficult to let go of someone we care about, holding onto toxic relationships will only hold us back from reaching our full potential. We deserve to be treated with respect and kindness, and it's up to us to choose who we surround ourselves with.

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About the Creator

Jen Auh

I'm a founder of STYiLES, a bestselling author, a creative director and an image consultant with 20+ years of experience in the beauty/fashion industries. I share my expertise to help others thrive. Learn more at

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