How To: Deal With Negative People

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
"The less you respond to negative people the more peaceful your life will become."

I know we can all have our bad days, heck I'll be the first to admit that I've had moments where I've envisioned punching someone in the face and found it extremely satisfying. We're human, it happens! However, there are certain people in this world who just never ever seem to have a smile on their face, regardless of the situation.  

It's a damn shame that the world isn't full of lovely, amazing, kind people, and for the folk that are, it can be quite difficult having to deal with them putting a dampener on your spirits, and unfortunately, I'm sure there will come a time in each of our lives where we will have to encounter this breed. 

So in preparation for when that time comes, here's a few tips on how to deal with negative people.

Don't be influenced. Quite often, the mood of the people around you can be infectious and you can find yourself feeling and acting the way they do. If they laugh, you laugh, if they're in a grump, you're in a grump! But if you woke up feeling good about the day, try to hold on to that because not only will you feel better, but the people around you will prefer it too. 

2) Don't rise to it. I know it can be hella irritating when someone is constantly grinding your gears, but a rise from you is exactly what they want. If they're down, they want you to be down too and that's not right!

3) Don't take it personal. If anybody is being offensive or negative towards you with no real merit, then you are not the problem here, and although it can be difficult to keep reminding yourself of that, you have to do it to prevent it from upsetting you.   

4) Remove them from your life. It can be incredibly draining being surrounded by constant negativity and
 it's certainly not a crime to not want that in your life anymore. You don't have to be cruel, but you can always start seeing less of them, and you might find it could have a positive impact on your life. 

5) Know your worth. Ignore them! Remember that your happiness needs to come first. You are you, and you are great. Do not allow any other human being on this planet make you feel anything less than amazing! 

If you think that maybe you could be a little negative towards your friends, try looking at it from their perspective and imagining how uncomfortable they might feel. Remember that the world can be truly and remarkably wonderful to those who appreciate it :)

Let's reduce some of our own negativity and comment what you're most grateful for!

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