How to Kick Negativity to The Curb in 5 Easy Steps
Why do we find it so hard to keep negativity far away from us? Whether it’s negative friends, family, thoughts, or emotions; it seems like an impossible task to do. Once it surfaces, it begins to spread faster and quicker than germs themselves. It’s like a leach that sucks everything good and positive known to man out of your life. It can drain you, make you weary, and doubtful.
Contrary to popular belief, you can overcome negativity. You must be able to recognize your worth, know that you deserve peace and happiness. You deserve to have positive words spoken to you, and a smile on your face at least twice a day. You deserve to feel good inside and out. Know that you’re worthy enough to have good things happen to you, and more that may come your way.
Today I want to share with you 5 things I’ve personally learned will brighten your mood, and help you to kick negativity to the curb.
“I came, I saw, I conquered”.
Everything does not need a response.
Sometimes not saying anything is your best response. By taking the higher route, you’ll be able to keep your feelings detached, and focus on something else that’s more beneficial. This teaches you how to truly let things go. Focus your thoughts on something more favorable and productive, instead of the negativity that has altered your mood.
You have the ability to walk away.
That’s right, choose the route that better suits you. Negativity can’t keep you hostage, so the decision is yours to either walk away to not entertain it, or stay and let it ruin you. Break yourself from the bondage of negativity, know that you are free to leave whenever you choose.
Two sided relationships are better.
Never be afraid to walk away from a friendship that you’ve outgrown, or no longer serves you purpose. Too many times we stay in these one sided relationships because of “all these years”, but if that’s all you have then it’s time to reevaluate. Everyone is not meant to be in your life forever.
“Some people are only with us for a season”.
Don’t victimize yourself. Stop throwing yourself a pity party, and stop wondering “why does this always happen to me?”. The inevitables of life are going to happen, but the type of reaction you have is up to you. You are not a victim; you are a survivor, so have a survivor’s mentality.
Assess yourself before and during stress. Come up with a game plan that works for you instead of overwhelming yourself with stress. Don’t overthink your situation, have a list of predetermined positive and healthy coping skills ready to use. Problem solve, problem solve, problem solve!
Negativity can have such a strong pull on your life if you don’t challenge it head on in the beginning stages. Guard your life in the same way you would guard your heart.
This week I leave to you with the phrase “Good vibes only”. Create them, live by them, and honor them.