Negativity spreads like a disease and if you are not careful it can very easily infect you without you even realizing that it has. We have all worked with, been related to, or know negative people. You know the type, those that have to put a downer on everything. Nothing is ever good they always see the worst in everything.
What many people do not realize is how this negative kind of attitude can actually affect what happens. You see when people give out positive energy and are generally happy it helps to keep you going and makes you rise above. But when you are surrounded by negative energy it can be very easy to fall into that same frame of mind. Today we are going to have a little look at just a few ways that can help you overcome negativity.
Do Not Put All Your Bad Experiences Together
Many people who are of negative thinkers will lump all the bad stuff that happens altogether. For example if Dave who is a very negative person one day had his girlfriend leave him then he would spread that negative feeling across how whole world by thinking thoughts like “my whole world is ruined” When the right way to go about an event like this is to be of the mind set “my girl friend may have left me, but at least I still have some great friends”.
Hang Around With Positive People
If you have friends who are always positive then they should be the ones you should call when you are in a bind. Not because they will tell you what you want to hear, but because positive people are much more likely to help you overcome your obstacles than simply dwell on then with you.
This one may sound crazy, but smile in the mirror at yourself. You will be amazed at how much this actually cheers you up and puts you in a good mood. And remember it takes less muscles to smile than it does to frown.
Never be negative to anyone else. It can be so easy to put a downer on someone else’s dreams. Movie director Kevin Smith really puts this in perspective with his Why Not speech. He talks about when people say they are going to do something and they are greeted with “why would you do that” or just why in general. Well instead of asking someone why they would do that ask them why not and tell them to go for it.
When you make a mistake or something does go wrong it can be so easy to just sit and dwell on what has happened or the mistake you made. Well no bodies perfect so make your self learn from the experience and move on.