HOW TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE PEOPLE
When clients ask me how to deal with negative people I always respond with the same answer…
The more positive YOU get, the less likely you will attract (encounter) negative people.
Which is TOTALLY true.
What happens when that negative person is in your FAMILY or close circle of FRIENDS?
What do you do then?
And I’ll admit, even after practicing POSITIVITY and HAPPINESS for YEARS, and knowing how to spread my optimistic attitude to others, blah, blah, blah … I sometimes get burned.
And do you know why?
Because I put myself where I know I shouldn’t be.
And it’s NEVER worth the sacrifice. EVER.
So yes, once you get positive you will typically attract other positive, like-minded peeps.
But when you MUST be around someone who tends to be negative, for whatever reason,
Then there is only one answer on how to deal with it …
YOU must give YOURSELF permission to:
- Excuse yourself from the conversation (politely get off the phone)
- And/or decline the invite to hang out.
Because even though you may be a positive person,
Don’t put yourself in a situation where you know you must bring ALL YOUR ENERGY in order to have a good time.
That’s TOO much of a burden.
It’s mentally exhausting and it NEVER turns out fun for you.
You may feel bad declining at first, because you don’t want to be rude,
But really, you owe it to yourself.
Everyone is on their own personal journey.
DON’T test your own personal alignment in order to compensate for anyone else’s LACK of personal alignment!
LOVE them from afar.
And know they will eventually find their own happy way.
Because to give up your own happiness for anyone else,
Is never worth it. EVER.
(COMMENT below as I would LOVE to hear what has worked for you…in handling negative people in the past)
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