How to Deal with A Negative Person – Part 1
1. Claim your power. Own your thoughts, own your emotions, own your life!
Yes, there are people that live in a black hole of fear and negativity.
You can join these people in this black hole, or you can choose not to.
You can choose to go from being a victim (blaming, judging and criticizing) to accepting full responsibility for your thoughts and feelings. Take a look at what you could do better instead of pointing out what someone else is doing wrong.
Why give your power away by blaming someone else and outside circumstances for your internal state of being? Are other people in control of you and in charge of how you feel and how you behave?
Instead of: They are draining my energy; their negative energy is messing with my mind, my body and my life… Consider: How can I improve this situation? How can I make my positive energy bigger than their negative energy? What can I learn from this?
Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ~Carl Jung
2. LIKE attracts LIKE.
Like attracts like: We pull in people, events and situations that mirror our internal state of being. How are you feeling on a regular basis? Are you feeling happy, excited, grateful and loving? Are you feeling cranky, judgmental, negative and frustrated?
“Birds of a Feather Flock Together.” You attract people into your life by your thoughts, energy, character and choices, and you become like the people you associate with.
There was a time when I was projecting my own misery on to those around me. All I could see were mean and unhappy people. The moment I chose to shift my mind from unhappy to happy, those around me changed too.
Like attracts like. It’ll surprise you as long as you live. ~Richard Bach
3. Don’t believe everything you think.
This is a powerful lesson I have learned.
Take a closer look at the negative people that are present in your life. Why are they in your life? What is it about them that triggers you and upsets you?
Once you’ve experienced someone’s negative traits it can be challenging to see their positive traits, but that doesn’t mean that the positives don’t exist. Look for the positive and focus on it.
4. Shift your focus.
Shifting your focus will start to shift energy.
Ask yourself: Am I willing to find something positive about this person? Am I willing to see the good qualities in them?
Let the answers come naturally and make sure you are being honest with yourself. If you feel like you aren’t ready to change the way you look at them, that’s okay.
It’s so hard when I have to, and so easy when I want to. ~Annie Gottlier
5. Don’t make their issues your problems.
You can choose to be the light in the darkness. Focus on the solutions, not on the problems. Protect the positive space around yourself. If their negativity is too strong you may need to walk away, but if you’re able to, help them feel more positive.
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