9. Successful People Take Care Of Their Sleep
During sleeping your brain literally recharges, shuffling through the day’s memories and storing or discarding them. Therefore, you wake up alert and clear-headed. When you don’t get enough or the right kind sleep your self-control, attention and memory are all reduced. Sleep deprivation raises stress hormone levels on its own, even without a stressor present. This will make you more vulnerable while facing with toxic people. A good night’s sleep makes you more positive, proactive and creative in your approach to toxic people It gives you the perspective you need to deal effectively with them.
10. Successful People Limit Their Caffeine Intake
Drinking caffeine triggers the release of adrenaline which is the source of the “fight-or-flight” response This is a commonly known survival mechanism that forces you to stand up and fight or run for the hills when faced with a threat. This mechanism also sidesteps rational thinking in favor of a faster response, which may be great when a bear is chasing you. However, it is not so great when you are surprised in the hallway by an angry co-worker
11. Successful People Squash Negative Self-Talk
You can sometimes absorb the negativity of other people. There is nothing wrong with feeling bad about how someone is treating you. However, your self-talk, i.e. the thoughts you have about your feelings, can either intensify the negativity or help you move past it. Negative self-talk is unrealistic, self-defeating and unnecessary. It sends you into a downward emotional spiral, difficult to pull out of. Avoid negative self-talk at all costs.
12. Successful People Use Their Support System
It’s tempting to attempt tackling everything by yourself. However, it is entirely ineffective. You need to recognize the weaknesses in your approach to toxic people o deal with them. This means tapping into your support system to gain perspective on a challenging person. Successful people have someone at work or outside work who is on their team and ready to help them get the best from a difficult situation. Identify these individuals in your life. Make an effort to seek their insight and assistance when you need it. Explaining the situation can lead to a new perspective. Other people can see a solution that you cannot because they are not as emotionally invested in the situation most of the time.
You are going to have to pass some tests before you get this system to work brilliantlyand you will find yourself tested by touchy interactions with problem people. Thankfully you can shape new behaviors, even when you fail.
Who belongs to your support system? Make a list and start asking for help when dealing with toxic people. Take action now.
Author: Victoria Herocten Writer and coach.
Since 2009 she helps women with abuse to start over and how to be happy .
The co-author of the bestseller “Gratitude Book”.