A Collection of Articles To Help You Stay Positive Around Negative People
You’ll find the resource section further down the page. First, a brief introduction and tips I’d like to share.
Staying positive around negative people is easier said than done. When you associate with people for long periods, their behavior will rub off on you or your behavior will rub off on them. People you associate with a lot do affect your thinking, attitude, decisions, and actions.
That’s why it’s essential to choose people that are better than you to hang out with, and if someone isn’t right for you, it’s best you don’t spend a lot of time with them.
Unfortunately, a lot of times, we don’t have the option to choose the people we associate with. Especially in work-related situations or with family members.
Below are ten tips that can help you think of ways to improve the way you deal with negative people. Below the tips, you’ll find a collection of unique articles and resources I have handpicked from a variety of authors on the subject that offer a broad perspective and allow you to deal with negative people in a way that works for you!
10 Tips To Stay Positive Around Negative People
- Temporarily step into their shoes to see what someone negative is experiencing. Once you know what they are experiencing the rest of these tips may make more sense
- When you are associating with a negative person, use it as an opportunity to build your positive mental muscles. If you can stay positive around negative people, how much more positive will you be around positive people?
- Don’t buy into someone else’s negativity – just because someone else is negative don’t get drawn in
- Look at the positive in negative situations
- Set your focus on what’s good in your life
- Find humor in a negative situation; a hardy laugh will reduce the negativity.
- Don’t take everything to heart, people have a right to their thoughts, but they don’t have the right to bring you down.
- Keep in mind it’s not your job to fix other people’s situations – you don’t have to be someone else’s problem solver.
- Create positive affirmations
- Create distance between you and negative people