5 Ways To Stop Being So Negative All The Time And Start Being Positive
We're bombarded with negativity all the time. We see it in the news, we see it on TV, heck, go to the park and you'll probably see it their too. But do you know how you combat negativity? Not by being negative yourself. You combat it by being positive. So how do you transform yourself into a positive thinker?
1. Be thankful for what you have.
This is step number one. Look around you. You likely have a home and a family who loves you and friends who like you and an expensive electronic device with which to read this. You're doing better than a vast majority of people. This isn't meant to make you feel bad, it's just important to remember how good things are. Things may not be perfect, and it's perfectly fine to acknowledge it and fight for what you want in life, but face it: life's pretty cool right now too.
2. Don't be the queen of drama.
Eliminate drama from your life at once. Drama is such a nasty, unfortunate characteristic to have. Part of ditching drama is ditching dramatic people. Forget the gossip, it doesn't do anyone any good and only serves to spread negativity.
3. Take responsibility.
First, take responsibility for yourself. You're in charge of you, and if you mess up, it's your fault. If you do good, it's your fault. Responsibility is kind of awesome that way. Then, take responsibility for your slice of life too. Be involved in your community. Try to make things better.
4. Learn to forgive.
Holding a grudge is like drinking a poison and expecting the other person to get a stomach ache. Nothing good comes from it. Learn to forgive people. That doesn't exactly mean that you welcome them warmly back, but forgive.
5. Be kind.
Be nice to other people. It's super easy and a lot of fun. Find some way to give back every day. Do something nice for someone each day. The good karma will pay you back handsomely for it.