7 Ways to Stop Being So Negative

We get easily bombarded with negativity every single day. We see it on TV, in the news, in the social media and even when going to the park. But do you know you can combat negativity by focusing more on the positive sides of things? Lessen your pessimism and try these tips. We all know stress and negativity won’t lead to becoming the best version of yourself.

1. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
Comparison simply breeds jealousy, and even anger. Walk your own path and do not mind those people who seemingly got ahead of you. They’ve worked hard for it, so do your best to achieve yours. Enjoy your own path and the happiness that comes along with it.

2. Learn to Forgive
Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting for the other person to feel the pain. There’s nothing good that comes from holding grudges. Learn to forgive those who have done you wrong. That doesn’t mean to welcome them back into your life, but just forgive.

3. Avoid Excessive Self-Pity
So, your eight-year relationship has ended. While it’s okay to stay in bed and cry or three days, there comes a time when you need to pick yourself up. Grieve all you can, but know when to stop sulking. It’s not easy, but once you get the hand of it, you will surely feel better.

4. Have Fun and Don’t be Guilty About It
Whether your choice of fun is sleeping, indulging on a sweet treat or going on a vacation, just do it whenever you need one. Sometimes, you have to put yourself first. Reward yourself with that well-deserved break, and never feel guilty about it.

5. Be Grateful Even for the Smallest Things
Every day, count the little good things that happen to you. Acknowledge these positive things and be thankful for having them. Make this a part of your night rituals, and you’ll find yourself happier and feeling better in general.

6. Try New Things
Trying new things help build self-confidence. By saying yes to new experiences, you’re giving yourself the opportunity to learn and grow. Conquering new experiences, whether big or small, provides fulfilment and make life more exciting.

7. Be Nice to People
Be kind. It’s easy and makes you feel good afterwards. Find a way to give back to all the blessings you receive every day. Do something nice each day. Good karma will pay you back a hundred folds for it.

However, remember that being too positive isn’t good either. Like most things in life, it is about balance. When you find yourself too pessimistic, maybe you want to take a closer look at how you are dealing with the world.

13 Jun 2019