Negativity can be all consuming if we allow it, we stay in toxic relationships too long, we allow ourselves to get sucked into other peoples drama, current world events, it’s everywhere, life can change at the drop of a hat and we have to give ourselves a fighting chance against negativity, or it will swallow us whole.
- Don’t take things personally
You have the power to stop allowing peoples negative words or actions effect you, once you take that power away, your life will be so much happier for it. Not everyone means to be negative, sometimes life throws curveballs and not every one knows how to cope, so they become consumed by their worries and distractions and the people around them get sucked in to. Their insecurities, anger and fear are the only way they know how to deal with their current situations, but always remember it’s about them, not you.
2. Be grateful, even when things go wrong
We find it so easy to focus on what we don’t have, or when things aren’t going the way we planned them, if we focused more on the things we do have, things would seem so much better, would it change the current situation, not directly, but it’s so much easier to solve problems in a positive and grateful frame of mind. An attitude of gratitude has the power to make even hard times seem bearable, it shows us that not everything is about us, about our immediate surroundings.
3. Remember everyone’s journey is different
Not everyone is going to agree with your path, or understand it, but that’s ok, we all have our own views and opinions, but that doesn’t mean we have to force them on others, or theirs on us, we all have different things to learn in life, but we have to get their in our own time.
4. Start looking at your problems as challenges
The reason for this, is that challenges can be overcome and every challenge is a way to increase your personal growth. Perception is key, just altering it slightly can help you put yourself in someone else’s shoes even for a little while and maybe understand where they are coming from and why they are behaving a certain way.
5. Take time for yourself
Time to yourself is important for everyone, we live in a world where everyone is in a rush, no longer truly connected to the world around them, taking life and nature for granted. Life is full of stresses, parenting, work, family and so much more, so it’s really important to take time to reflect, to do things that you enjoy, it doesn’t have to be all work and no play and it shouldn’t be. Take a walk, enjoy reconnecting with nature, meditate, meditation can bring you the clarity needed to re-evaluate challenges you may be going through and see things in a more positive light.
Final thought… Negativity can cause us mental and physical harm, it can manifest in our bodies and our minds, we need to take time everyday to connect with ourselves and the universe and stay positive, positivity has the power to make even the darkest times seem a little brighter. Thank you for reading, Lisa xoxo