Avoid Negativity From Your Life Today
« It’s tough to live a positive life around negative people ».
Do you have any friends or colleagues who are negative ? if yes, you will know that they are not the appropriate persons to be around. Negative people can be real downers in any situation in your life. No matter the situation is, they will turning things in a negative direction.
Once upon a time, I had a friend of me with a negative vibes that badly affected my daily life. In our conversations, she would complain endlessly about everything- work tasks, family, friends, health, and everything else she could think of. She was also extremely cynical about others, often doubting their intentions and judging them harshly. When talking to her even for few minutes, I barely had any energy left after our conversation.
- The signs of negative people :
In this blog, we are going to discuss how to recognize negative people, mentioning the most difficult and emotional process of removing them from our life.
Some people in life are kind of a drag – annoying, difficult, demanding, or otherwise unpleasant. They are full of the negative energy.
When you have had enough with the bad way you are being treated or the lack of positivity you are getting from someone, it’s time to be honest with both yourself and the person you are. The way I dealt with cutting ties to people is through simply not talking to them anymore. I know it is kind of difficult and disrespectful. But I have to be honest with these people instead of refusing to meet them or to respond their phone calls.
Benefits of avoiding negative people:
Knowing when a relationship is bad for you, try to do something about it that can save you from years of misspent energy. Try also to avoid that category of people who dragged you down in one way or another. Since you limit your time with negative people in your life you will found :
- More freedom and confidence in yourself.
- More awarness about good the relationships.
- Making good relationships with supportive and positive friends.
===> I know that this step is hard but it is one of the key steps you can encounter on your way to find happiness.
_____ If you can’t cut a relation with your negative friends, try to limit the time you spend with them. You can tell them that you are busy or you have other engagements
Sometimes the negative person is YOU. And Sometimes it is your own negativity that hurts you more than anything else. You need to work out an action plan to deal with this kind of negative energy, following the key strategies for dealing with negative persons effectively. Personally, I’m trying to use them.
I’m hoping you find value in them too :
1. Set limits :
Negative people who are full of problems and fail in finding solutions are hard to deal with them. They want the other ones to join them 24/24 and 7/7 so they can feel better about themselves. And you may be pressured to listen to their complaints simply because you don’t want to be seen as rude. You can avoid this fake drama by setting limits and distancing yourself when necessary.
2. Don’t react and Respond mindfully :
A reaction is a hot, thoughtless, in the moment of emotion that is usually driven by your ego (it is normal when we are more likely to react when we are out of mind or disconnected from our logical mind). When you feel angry after dealing with a negative person, that is a sign you have reacted rather than responded mindfully. Responding mindfully will make you feel like you handled things with integrity and peace. And when you encounter someone with a negative attitude, don’t respond by throwing insults back at them. Keep your dignity and don’t lower yourself to their level.
3. Ignore the negative comments :
It is the most successful way. If she or he goes into a negative sense, ignore what they say or just say « OK » and smile. Don’t open a discussion with them.
4. Tell the person about the positive things :
Negative people are not just negative to others. They are also negative to themselves. Try to recognize their positive things _ for example the things they are good at__ and tell him or her about them. They will feel positive. That’s the first step of positivity you are planting on them.
This week, I’m not challenging you to cut your relationships with your friends. I’m challenging you to be honest with yourself and take a successful step at what’s keep you happy.
Remember this is for your happiness. This is YOUR life. Choose who you want to spend it with.