When we often think about “toxic things” I bet you think of foods, drinks, and cleaning products but what about relationships? I’ve said it many times over on my Instagram, but I’ll say it again here: if it does not serve you with a purpose, make you happy, or you don’t walk away from it feeling positive. GET RID OF IT. This includes relationships of all levels.


Part of health and wellness is our minds too. Not just our bodies and outward appearance.


When we think of forms of self-care, ideas like meditation, pampering, and exercise usually come to mind. But one practice that's easily overlooked — which is just as important — is being selective about the people you choose to keep in your life. Whether you realize it or not, the company you surround yourself with can impact you in significant ways. Life's too short for crummy friends, so why not limit your social circles to a solid support system?


Learning to love myself has been a 34-year-long journey. Self-care is all about giving yourself the love and attention you deserve, and oftentimes your mental and physical health will benefit as a result. By extending this way of thinking into your friendships, you'll notice a difference in attitude and how you navigate your days. Remember, negativity is contagious.


We get so wrapped up in how people think about us – but most of the time, it’s more about them and not us. Honestly, don't worry about the people who aren't happy for you, they probably aren't happy with themselves. As long as you never do the envy, jealousy and insecure thing and you’re the hustler, well-wisher and go-getter who cares what they really think about you? Truly think about that!


Never stop improving yourself and make sure that editing your circle of relationships is always a part of your improvement.  



Ashley Conneely