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Stop with the Negativity!


Some conversations drain you. Let’s just be honest, some people drain you. The negative, angry with the world thing can be too much and zap all your energy out. Recently after looking forward to an event, I lost all excitement in less than an hour, I kid you not. It was a barrage of one person after another complaining about everything. Like aren’t you happy about anything in your life?? Anything?


The thing some of us try to avoid is simply cutting people or situations out of our lives. But sometimes, it’s just what is best for us and our wellbeing. Now obviously there are some people and situations you must deal with, but you can definitely try to limit the time required to a minimum.


Now be really honest with yourself, are you the negative one in your group? The person who is never happy about anything? You may be and not even realize it. Think about your recent interactions with other people and the things you contributed to the conversation. Was any of it positive and upbeat? Or looking back did it just seem like frustration and complaints about everything?


Even if you are the culprit, you can change that. Starting now. Start looking at the things in your life that you have gratitude about. I don’t care how small it may seem. Feeling frustrated about someone giving you attitude at work? Remember you have a job while others are trying hard to find one. Annoyed your husband left the bathroom in disarray yet again? There are widows and divorcees wishing for those moments again. You get the idea. For every negative thought, try to find a positive – even if its just the cup of coffee you are going to go have while you reset your thoughts!


What steps can you do today to make sure you are not the person others dread interacting with?


Zero Tolerance

Quite simply, I have to accept something about myself. I have very little tolerance for people who complain all the time, always negative, don’t seem to be happy with one thing in their life…and yet, they are doing nothing about it.

They hate their jobs, kids are out of control, relationships are bad or nonexistent. Yet they are not doing anything about it?! If you are not doing anything to change it, why complain about it? Really?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m the Queen of Stressing. Life has kicked me down more times than I can count. Things have made me devastated, cry or feel as if I’m at my wits end. But despite that, I still try to figure out what I’m going to do. Its called getting up, dusting yourself off and figuring out your next move. I am always trying to figure out new ways to challenge myself, improve things in my life. Sitting around complaining without trying to figure out a plan will solve nothing. All that energy is better channeled in figuring out a game plan.