7 Things You Should Remember When Surrounded By Negativity
There will likely be many points in our lives when we're surrounded by negativity. Things may not be going well at home, at work, or even in your community. When you're surrounded by that kind of energy, it can bring you down. It can make you feel depressed. Things can start feeling hopeless. But there are some things you should remember when you find yourself in this kind of situation.
1. You can quarantine the source of this negative energy.
Truthfully, it can seem like one major source of negative energy makes your whole life suck, but that doesn't need to be the case. If your boss is a source of negative energy, she can be isolated to the 8 hours a day you're at work. If your business is a source of negative energy, that can be isolated to the period of time you're actually working in your business. The rest of your life doesn't have to be brought down.
2. You're not powerless to find a solution.
Once you've quarantined the source(s) of negative energy, it may be time to start thinking about ways to minimize them, or simply rid them from your life. It may be time to focus on solutions.
3. Take time to do things to make you happy.
Do the things that make you happy and surround yourself with positive people and things that bring joy to your life. In the end, it is our choice what kind of people we allow to influence our feelings and behaviors.
4. Be ready for new opportunities.
But also remember that the fewer expectations you have, the happier you'll likely be. New opportunities can come along to pull you out of a negative situation. Sometimes they find you, and sometimes you have to find them. In any case, be proactive, do what you need to do, and be ready for changes.
5. Learn to cope with negativity in a healthy way.
A lot of how negativity impacts your life is dictated by how you deal with it. Try healthy ways of coping with stress and negativity like spending time in nature, meditating, or any other activity that helps put your mind in a better place.
6. Show the world compassion.
There's a certain joy that comes from knowing that you're a beacon of light in a world of darkness. Show yourself and the world around you compassion. Be a powerful beam of positive energy when you're surrounded by negative energy.
7. Just let it go.
Negative energy gets to us the most when we take it so personally. Maybe all you really need to do is just let it go. Get out of your bad marriage. Quit your job. Find new friends. Move away. Move back somewhere. Just let it all go.