Toxic Behaviors We Need to Stop Doing

All throughout childhood, you probably heard the phrase, “treat others the way you want to be treated.” But is there really something to it in adulthood?

1.The silent treatment: We’re all adults here, and we’ve all been guilty of giving others the silent treatment. But the silent treatment is dead, and communication is the new thing. If you’re mad, let someone know. If you’re not being treated the way you’d like to be, let someone know. It doesn’t have to be an argument or a hostile confrontation. Bottling it up is toxic to your mental state and won’t help in the long run.

2.Being petty: I’m especially guilty of this one, but the eye-for-an-eye mentality hasn’t gotten me anywhere good. Do I even need to explain this one? Sure, getting back at people may seem fun in the moment, but what is it really accomplishing? You’ll feel satisfaction in the moment, but you should think of the bigger picture. Consider not only your long-term happiness, but the vibes you’re putting out for others to pick up on.

3.Taking our frustrations out on others: Everyone has crappy days, and I think to a certain degree, everyone understands when someone is having one. But just because you might be in a mood, that doesn’t mean it’s okay to be rude to other people. Take care of a bad mood by doing good for others & spreading kindness.