Marie Kondo resurfaced as 2019’s biggest game-changer with her viral Netflix show and I’m sure you’ve probably already jumped on the KonMari train and decluttered your closet of things that don’t spark joy.
However, Marie Kondo’s method doesn’t only apply to a messy wardrobe or an over-packed kitchen cupboard, but also to your friendships. Toxic friendships cause you a huge deal of stress and unnecessary tension that may affect you long term not just emotionally but also physically.
Do the people that surround you spark joy? If they don’t then maybe you have to cross them off the Friends To Keep List and borrow Ariana Grande’s words: “Thank you, next!”
Here are ways to identify toxic friends you need to Marie Kondo out of your life:
These people channel the dark floating beings in the Harry Potter universe that suck all the happiness and positivity out of you. They always have something negative to say about everything and they refuse to look at the positive side of every conversation.
You can probably already think of a handful of people right now who fit this description. Naysayers are those who try to sabotage you whenever you attempt to do something new or exciting for yourself. These people are allergic to hopes and dreams.
“Me” time Invaders
These people have no notion of alone time at all. They can’t pick up a hint that you need some time for yourself and continue to invade your personal “time space.”
A narcissist manipulates every conversation so that it should be about them and what they want. These people will keep interrupting you, and drown out everyone else’s voices so that only theirs will be heard out.
There is always that one person that every time you talk to them, you feel like they take apart your soul and judge you. They always question your life decisions, always comment on your career choices, which hobbies and passion projects you pick up, your lifestyle, etc., and they have the talent to always make it hurt.
Write down everyone who popped up in your mind while reading this list and Marie Kondo them out of your life as soon as possible for a more emotionally clutter-free 2019.
Have you decluttered your friends list already? Tell us how you did it in the comments below!