You can’t fix toxic. But you can control your exposure to it.

You can't fix toxic. But you can control your exposure.

I believe that you can’t fix toxic. But you can control your exposure to it.

After all, life’s too short to spend it in the cheap seats of someone else’s drama show. 

Think of it like this:  If life hands you lemons, by all means, make lemonade.

But if life hands you a jug of sour, lemony-people-juice, maybe don’t set up a lemonade stand!

You have the power, the absolute veto, to declare, “This is not for my palette,” and walk away.

  1. Master the art of “No, thank you,” with the same “I don’t want to be a part of this” as a cat exiting a room. Establishing boundaries is like setting up an invisible electric fence for your well-being.
  2. Become an aficionado of the “emotional smoke detector.” When the air gets thick with drama, pay attention to those internal alarms blaring. Just as you wouldn’t hunker down in a burning building, don’t linger in the fumes of toxicity.
  3. Treat the words of toxic people like spam emails. They might land in your inbox, but you’re under no obligation to respond.

I’m sharing this reminder about how “you can’t fix toxic – but you can control your exposure” – because I’m a leading expert on maintaining boundaries with toxic people – and Mindset Mastery Coach. Plus I am an Oprah and Psychology Today columnist – and bestselling author of the therapist-recommended online program, The Manage and Avoid Drama Llamas Course… which has helped many thousands of people around the world to disarm toxic people and reduce conflict, stress and drama.

Think happier. Think calmer.

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