Negativity can be unpleasant for all in social situations, even for those who deal with it well. It is such a simple way to have a dampening effect on another person’s mood and impact the behaviours and actions of others and even yourself, whether you like it or not. The way you let these negative energies impact your day will set you apart from those who choose to focus on the negative over the positive. Wearing a big smile versing being cynical shows you have to power to decide what “mood team” you will belong in and portray your resilience and sparkle to others. You may even be someone else’s reason to smile that day.
There are a few simple tips for you to implement a positive mindset and avoid negativity:
Create a positive social environment
It is widely recognised that friends are your second family and you may even interact with them more frequently than your own family! This shows how essential it is to choose the best ones and the ones who bring out the best in you, the ones who will respect and love you, who want the best for you and people who will lift your spirit just by being around them.
Being willing to embrace change and being optimistic about situations will bring returns and expose you to new opportunities that may benefit your life and mindset. There is no reason to believe that you cannot do things before you try them or thinking that if something will not go well that there is no point even trying. You will learn lessons about yourself and others and create a new journey through new adventures through being optimistic and trying new things that will allow your sparkle and positive attitude to naturally shine through.
Accept the fact that you are not perfect
People make mistakes, people have flaws and under no circumstances are people eligible of doing all things right. You are one of them and accepting that making mistakes is a part of life that helps you learn will bring about positive change to your mindset.
Be the change that you want
Negativity is not only related to others, you may have a negative mindset because something happened or even you woke up that way. The above are absolutely normal, but you can change your mindset in those situations. Wake up every morning, smile and say “thanks for all that I have”, listen to your favorite songs, enjoy your coffee or tea and eat your breakfast. Take this cheerful mood to your work, too. You will be the change that everyone around you can benefit from.
Do not be afraid of letting go
Plans are cancelled, relationships are falling apart, attitudes are being proved to be wrong. Three steps: accept it, let it go, go on. This does not mean that you do not care about these situations or the people involved, but that you care for your wellbeing. Eliminate negative situations from your life to reach happiness and focus on making yourself the healthiest and happiest version of you that you can. As they say, you can’t love those and the world around you until you love yourself!