Don’t you think we’re all pretty sick of the endless barrage of bad news that has come out way in 2016.

In 2017, the only resolution that we should be focusing on is to inject some much needed positivity into our lives.

The first step is to move away from the people in your life who bring you down. Yes, toxic people. It doesn’t matter who they are, whether they’re friends, family or co-workers. If they’re seething with pessimism and always ready to point out what is wrong, you need to move on.

Still not convinced. Consider these 8 reasons to cut these toxic people from your life.

1. You don’t have time or energy to deal with other people’s drama

Between getting your work done, hanging out with friends or figuring out your life’s goals, you don’t exactly have time to spare. Dealing wtih negative people sucks time from you, and that takes away your energy for living a good life.