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Eject!!! The Most Valuable Button to Have Handy

January 12, 2022

You haven’t lived on Planet Earth if you’ve never felt the temptation or need to hit the eject button when dealing with certain people and send them catapulting out of your life. My advice for those that crossed over into 2022 is to always have your eject button handy. Make this button your closest ally. 

Why? You might ask should you ALWAYS have the eject button handy? It’s very simple, so you can live longer!

From the dawn of time, humans have chased after long-life and immortality. We’ve come to realise that although immortality is not something our physical bodies can attain, longevity of life is on the other hand totally attainable. Taoist believe that our bodies rely on our mind to survive, therefore achieving long life requires a healthy well-honed state of mind. In other words, your peace of mind is valuable, irreplaceable and affects you more than you know. A peaceful mind is a healthy mind, and a healthy mind is one of the most important parts of building a healthy body. A healthy body lives longer. This is where the eject button comes in. To achieve a peaceful state of mind you may have to send people that don’t influence your life positively packing. Forever!

A List of the Types of People You Should Never Tire of Using the Eject Button On

Naysayers– These people criticize, object or oppose everything. They are often sceptical and cynical and habitually express negative or pessimistic views. Their favourite response to anything is ‘nay’, aka ‘no’. They are also known as killjoys. If you want to progress in life you should tackle these types of people head-on. You may want to start by using your ignore button to keep their negative noses out of your business and if that ceases to work by all means hit the eject button and send them on their way. You only want optimistic people you can trust to give you constructive criticism, not people who see everything through a jaded gloomy lens and probably secretly wish you fail in life.

Disappointers– Ever met a person who makes endless promises they never keep? These people will chip at your outlook on life till you become a living breathing attractor of bad luck. I don’t believe anyone automatically has bad luck in life. I do however believe you can trick your reality into believing it’s ridden with bad luck by the people you allow into your life. People come with experiences and lessons, and life’s experiences generally shape how we see life. It stands to reason that the more negative people you have around you the more negative experiences you will experience. It’s unclear to me why anyone will go out of their way to disappoint another but it’s our responsibility to protect ourselves from disappointment and the people that carry it around.

Narcissists– Oh God! Run for the hills with these ones. A narcissist is a person who thinks the world revolves around them. In short, they believe the main aim of your very existence is to be in full service to them. They have an inflated sense of their own importance with a deep need for excessive attention and admiration, are often attracted to troubled relationships and lack empathy for others. Narcissists could easily turn into a combination of naysayers and disappointers, with a healthy dose of manipulation and a side of evil when you dare to challenge their sense of entitlement. With their lack of empathy dealing with one can quickly become overbearing and mentally draining, sometimes even traumatic. Steer clear of these ones. Although humans generally have a bit of narcissism in them, extreme narcissism is a mental disorder.

The Overly Entitled (not the Narcissist this time)– This person feels he/she is entitled to either having a say in how you should live your life. They always have a say in how they think you should speak, eat, walk, dress, date etc. I know, you probably think I’m referring to society in general, lol, no I’m not. This could be a friend, a spouse, a sibling, a parent or worse a stranger. I’m not saying you shouldn’t take advice from others, you should. However, you should also have a strong well-developed identity that leaves no room for outside influence. I personally don’t care what anyone thinks of me, and I can testify that I have never felt happier and freer knowing that I can be whoever I want without apology. It’s your responsibility to be the most authentic version of yourself. Who cares if your neighbour disagrees with that version of you? No two human is the same, the norm should be that everyone is LITERALLY different and unique. Embrace your difference knowing that it makes more sense to be different than to be similar.

People that make you feel burdened down– do you have someone in your life that makes you feel like you are carrying more baggage than your life’s baggage allowance? Your flight to a successful future won’t take off if you are weighed down. If you force it you stand a chance of crashing. Certain dreams we have crash and burn because we are carrying burdens that aren’t ours to carry. Perhaps it’s a friend or family who relies too heavily on you for financial support. You may want to evaluate this arrangement and refocus your resources into building your ‘rocket of success’ into space. Is it a friend that feels the need to drag you into every dispute they get themselves in? Not your baggage to carry. The list goes on. We all have enough burdens on our shoulders -it’s called life- you don’t need any more. Every day should be a chance to lighten your weight. This includes Ejecting unnecessary people out of your life.

People that increase your stress hormone– The stress hormone is called Cortisol. It is released in the body in response to a stressful event. Overexposure to Cortisol can disrupt almost all your body’s processes. This puts you at increased risk of many health problems including anxiety, depression, digestive problems, headaches, muscle tension and pain, heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure and stroke, insomnia, weight gain, memory and concentration impairment, etc. In 2022 after a global epidemic I’m pretty sure we’ve all experienced more than enough stress to turn us into ranting madmen and women… clears throat… why introduce anymore into your life? My advice is to tune out anyone that makes you want to pull your hair out out of stress. Also, remember that Cortisol levels can build up in your body, a little stressful event here and there could eventually lead to a huge ailment in the long run.

There are lots more archetypes of people that deserve a spotlight on this list: pathological liars, gossips, that klepto friend. Perhaps you have met a person or people that have made you wonder if they are allergic to minding their business? You know the ones that make it their life’s mission to dissect and judge every aspect of your life when they haven’t as much as exchanged a proper conversation with you. This could be that person. Use your discernment and judge for yourself who makes your top list and hit that button with purpose and move on. Life’s eject button is free to use with a lifetime subscription, don’t be afraid to wear that button out because frankly, your mental and emotional health is just as important if not more important than your physical health. You will age quicker than you should by having the wrong people in your life. If you know anyone that deserves this button use it and free yourself. You weren’t put on earth to accommodate anyone’s bullshit. My favourite quote for 2022 is: “Ain’t nobody got time for that!

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