We all know someone who is always complaining. They enter a room and a wave of negativity appears to ride over everyone in their path. Like a poison invading your personal space, this negativity gets into your head and into your thoughts. These people seem to relish in despair and focus on how bad their life is. At the same time, they are influencing how you feel. They seek validation for their negativity, and as human beings, we can find it difficult not to get pulled in.
How can we deal with this from a place of love and positivity? We can’t change their mindset or habits. But we can change how we interact with, and respond to, their negativity. Place positivity squarely in front of them through your reactions, and refuse negative perceptions. Listen to them. Are they being negative for the sake of it? If so, let their waves wash over you without permeating your space. And most importantly, don’t join them in their darkness. Be a shining light in the world. :)
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