I hope this poster caught your attention! Was it the words – toxic family members?
This is the time of year for self-care. We need to protect ourselves from those toxic people in our life.
- Are you tired of getting a lousy night’s sleep because of toxic relatives or friends?
- Do you want to reduce that inner stress?
Coaching clients are asking me to help them prepare for family gatherings. Especially those with those difficult family members or friends.
I have first-hand experience in this area. The good news is that my inner stress has improved by using the tips in this article.
Look for part 2 next week. I have so many examples to share either from my life or my clients’ experience.
Tip 1 for Keeping Toxic Family Members From Ruining Your Holidays
Get everyone to agree on what topics are off the table.
You know your family. Do you have those who share their political opinions knowing that this will stir things up?
If so, express your concern and say something like, “Let’s stay away from politics to make sure our holiday meal is enjoyable for everyone.”
Someone has to stop your holiday from being ruined by that bully or rude guest. I vote that it’s you – even though there’s always a risk when we open our mouths.
Tip 2 for Keeping Toxic Family Members From Ruining Your Holidays
What to do if you are a guest at someone’s house and you don’t feel comfortable with excessive drinking or toxic conversations.
Why stay if you are so uncomfortable. Self-care is knowing how to leave the table when respect is no longer being served.
I’ve left a few gatherings in my life when either the conversation or drinking is bothersome. I’m not a prude! This is about taking care of yourself.
We don’t need to be around toxic people who don’t stop their difficult behavior.
Let’s Stay Connected
- Please share your thoughts about this week’s post. How does it resonate with you?
- How have you handled your toxic family members?
- You can share in the comment section or send me a private email.
- Let’s brainstorm any conflict you are experiencing during a complimentary 20-minute laser-focused coaching call.
- Here’s my calendar. Let’s reduce your inner stress!
Until Next Time,
Joyce Weiss, M.A., CSP, CVP
Queen of Conflict Resolution
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P.P.S. I’m the Human Resource Professional’s Partner. I coach their employees and managers to feel comfortable using their voice without losing their cool – so they feel heard and respected.