It indeed takes all sorts of people to make the world. From achievers to failures, strugglers and just the moderately contented ones, it takes all types of personalities, natures and ambitions to give the world the shape it has.
As we flit around our lives, we come into contact with a staggering range of people, each struggling with life in his own right. The test of our individuality and personality comes when we are able to keep our basic values intact and not be swayed by the vast multitude of influences and behaviors around us.
By its very original design, human nature is highly prone to getting attracted to the negative. Just for a sampler, look at how negative publicity of anything in media gets rave attention from the whole world!
It is for such reasons that being able to ward off the negative sources and influences away from your life is preached as the most important thing to do if you wish to stay happy and blessed.
Read on to look deeper into what negativity does to you and how to counter the negative forces in your life.
So what exactly is negativism? Well, whatever we say, do or think that dwells on the digressive side of life, is basically negativity. A person with a negative attitude will essentially do the following:
- Will indulge in reverse possibility thinking – Come up with endless reasons on why something cannot be done
- Will fall into the trap – Be easily tempted to gossip, grumble and fret over minor issues
- Will remain grumpy – Will tend to ignore the basic reasons to be happy and thankful for, such as good health, financial independence, stable personal life and so on
- Will behave in extremes – Will mostly exhibit an imbalanced behavior and tend to be happy and sad in extremes
5 Tools to Handle Negativity
Having a negative attitude in life can be suicidal to the quality of your existence. From your professional success to spiritual awareness and overall level of happiness you achieve, everything can suffer a blow if your attitude is not positive.
The key is not to stay in your own shell and not interact with seemingly negative forces. Instead, you need to have a strong personality and firm beliefs and attitudes of your own. Keep your mindset clear and you will easily be able to screen out the negative forces and only absorb the positive inputs.
Read on as we list out the 5 most effective tools to fight negativity in your life.
1. Be constructive enough
It is very easy for negative thoughts to seep into your mind when your brain is idle. On the contrary, when you are leading a constructive lifestyle and have achievements to make every day, there is little room left for any negative thoughts. Instead, you will try to make sure that you keep yourself in a positive frame of mind in order to be able to achieve your goals.
2. Stay away from temptations
It is very easy to get allured into talking and feeling negative. When you are trying to struggle towards reaching your goals, taking a negative approach will give you countless reasons for your slow progress and failures. Adding on, when you are talking to someone, it sounds very enticing to indulge in gossip. Another example is the constant urge to dwell into the shortcomings in your life and fret over them. Though some kind of constructive negativity is acceptable, yet it is important for you to consciously stay from such negative actions.
3. Analyze, assess and handle
When you are in a situation where you just cannot avoid being in contact with a negative situation or a person, analyze the reason of that person or situation being so dismal. That way, even if you are under their influence, you will manage to rationalize and hold on to your positive streak in life.
4. Help others
When you try to help others with their depressive and negative thoughts, you end up becoming a better person yourself. It is often easy to see a situation more clearly from the outside. It is this reason that motivating someone else can actually make you feel like a more positive person in life.
5. Choose to be happy
Finally, happiness is not something that comes by circumstances. You actually choose to be happy in life! Once you develop that attitude, you will quickly learn to filter out any negative influences you might come across.