13. Toxic people
If you’re looking for a way to simplify your life and remove stress, one of the best ways to do it is to let go of any toxic people you have hanging around. It is easy to become attached even to people we don’t like; hatred is every bit as much of a tie as love.
What you hate defines you as much as what you love, though. When you pour your energy into something, you are making that thing important, and that includes your enemies and your “frenemies” as well.
Wouldn’t you rather pour your time and energy into the people who really matter, the people you love, the ones who make you happy? Get rid of toxic people and watch how much happier you become.
14. Your exes
Once you get rid of toxic people, unfortunately the toxic thoughts can stick around a lot longer. These thoughts can take on the form of all of your anger and resentment, or in some cases, the positive emotions that you used to associate with those people which have now been torn away. You might end up constantly lamenting what you lost or second-guessing yourself.
In some situations, you may be right to second-guess yourself. If you actually figure out that you were at fault in a relationship that failed, it is completely reasonable to go and apologize—whether you want to start the relationship back up or not.
But if you know you did nothing wrong, there is nothing to gain from endlessly rehashing the relationship. All it will do is take time and energy away from your loved ones, and make you perpetually unhappy.