Who isn't guilty of being an unpleasant person to be around every now and then? We all have our good days and bad days, so it happens. But if you're noticing that your negativity has become a constant thing that's starting to affect your relationships, it's never too late to turn it all around. So what can you do to become a happier and less toxic person?
"Many people believe that toxicity comes from within — what you think is what you become," Psychologist John W. Beiter, Ph.D., tells Bustle. "In other words, you can't go out into the physical world and purchase some toxicity. Research claims we process anywhere from 30 to 60,000 thoughts a day. So if the majority of your daily thoughts are negative, then you're probably seeding yourself to be toxic."
Just think of the toxic and negative people you have in your life. How do you feel when you're around them? Chances are, not very good. Being around negativity can be super draining. That's why it isn't too much of a surprise that a recent Monmouth University found that bad moods can be contagious.
But as Beiter says, "what you think is what you become." The actions you take every day can also play a role in helping you become a happier and less toxic person. So here are some habits you should pick up, because you can turn it all around: