9 Clever Ways to Deal with Negative People
The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson After years and years of observation and self reflection I came to the realization that the best way to face life’s challenges is to take a good look at yourself, assume responsibility for whatever it is that you are thinking, feeling and living. If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. ~Mary Engelbreit For example, if you are interacting with negative people and these are people you have to deal with on a regular basis – like a friend, spouse, a family member or someone you work with, you should never allow their negativity to affect you and what’s most important, you should never blame them if it does. Never give your power away by blaming others for what you have or don’t have, for what you feel or don’t feel. The moment you do, you become a victim of your circumstances and instead of using your time and energy to overcome life’s challenges, you will get lost in the problems and you will get stuck in a really dark and unhappy place for a very long time. Today I want to share with you 9 clever ways of dealing with the negativity that comes your way from those you love and care about in a more positive and effective way. 1. Ownership
Go from being a victim, from blaming, judging and criticizing to assuming full responsibility for your own thoughts and feelings. Take a different approach to how you deal with their negativity. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung Don’t say: They are draining my energy; they are making me unhappy; their negative energy is polluting my mind, my body and my life, but rather… Say: How can I use this situation to my advantage? What am I doing wrong? How can I improve this...
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