Are certain people making you feel bad online? Then what are you waiting for? Unfollow them for Pete’s sake and pronto.

I’m all for giving people chances (boy, do I give people chances) but there comes a time in life on and offline, (and your gut will usually get the memo before your logical brain does) when you NEED TO WALK AWAY because some people won’t ever change however much you hope they will or however lovely they seemed at first. You need to cut loose, free up your time and timeline, and move the heck on.

It might sound harsh and let me state right now that I’m not referring to being there for your friends when times are hard (there will always be hard times and that’s what REAL FRIENDS ARE FOR), this is about distancing yourself from those who consistently make you feel s*** about yourself, chase DRAMA endlessly instead of working through their own issues and thrive on spreading bad vibes and negativity. These people need intensive therapy not Facebook.

To be honest, your reasoning for breaking free doesn’t even have to be that acute anyway. You just might not gel with someone online for whatever reason and need to stop feeling some kind of duty to follow or interact with said person. We all come to others with our own distinct baggage and frankly, as my Mum would say, ‘If in doubt, leave out’.

Make it your motto to break free from negativity.

My advice: clean up your social media handles, and your precious physical space to make room for more meaningful connections, trust and joy. Nobody’s got energy for draining shizz day-to-day. No one, and that includes you.


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10 Responses

  1. Wendy

    I’ve had to delete people I’ve known for years they have grown negative and moan way too much for my liking.

  2. Eileen Burns

    Sadly more and more people are using facebook as a kind of distorted form of therapy I am always so surprised the silliest stupid things people moan about

  3. Michelle Frank | Flipped-OutFood

    Spot on here as always, darling. I’ve cut ties with so many negative people IRL, and I don’t hesitate to unfollow and block the online sucking black holes of misery. Life is too short, it’s always a struggle, and nobody needs extraneous, toxic negativity to drag them down.

  4. KellyAnn Schiavo

    LOVE this! Nobody likes an energy zapper and I’m soooo grateful that I’ve reached an age where I can spot one a mile off! Run like the wind…..

  5. Emma Lander

    I think this also stands in real life. There are some mean people out there who do not like to see others be happy. Great tips

  6. Catherine, Not Dressed As Lamb

    OMG Vicki this is SO true… thank you for saying it!! I know far too many people that follow others out of some sort of obligation and they truly make them feel bad All. The. Time.

    LOVE your mum’s expression, that is spot-on 🙂

    Catherine x


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