4 Ways To Protect Yourself From Negativity

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Negativity affects your life on every level.

It has the power to ruin relationships, decrease work performance and increase stress levels.

The good news is that you can challenge and overcome it by changing your mindset.

Not sure where to start?

Forward Steps Personal Development Collection ImageCheck out these four smart, effective ways to protect yourself from negativity…

Don’t Take It Personally

Most people act in a certain way based on their previous experiences and current circumstances.

Perhaps someone took credit for your colleague’s work in the past, so now he doesn’t trust his team anymore.

That doesn’t mean he has something against you. He simply doesn’t trust people in general.

Stop taking things personally.

If someone is misjudging you, prove to them that they are wrong.

Be kind and authentic rather than stressing over it.

Set Boundaries

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No matter how hard you try, you’ll never be able to please everyone.

Protect Yourself From Negativity - Forward Steps blog image 1500pxOn the contrary, there are many people who will always come up with new demands and take advantage of your kindness.

That can undermine your self-esteem and keep you from focusing on your priorities.

Learn to say no and set clear boundaries.

When someone reacts negatively or tries to hurt you, move on.

That person isn’t worth your time or attention.

A true friend will understand that you have other things to do and that you’re not available around the clock.

Adopt A Positive Mindset

Be grateful for what you have and then seek ways to achieve more.

Start a gratitude journal and write a few things every day. That will reinforce positive thinking patterns and reduce negativity.

Your positive attitude will also inspire others and strengthen your relationships.

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The more you focus on the good in your life, the more opportunities will arise.

Find Solutions, Not Problems

Most people tend to focus on the problems they are facing instead of actively seeking solutions. That results in feelings of guilt and dissatisfaction.

Whenever you have a problem, take the steps needed to solve it.

The longer you wait, the more obstacles you’ll face along the way.

Stay away from people who make a drama out of everything. They’re only wasting your time and energy. Their negativity will affect you sooner or later.

Surround yourself with positivity.

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Remember that people don’t care about what you say or do as much as you may believe.

Focus on whatever makes you happy and stop feeding the negativity around you.

Once you take these steps, you’ll be happier and see new opportunities that you’d otherwise have missed.

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Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (forwardstepsblog.com)

Hi, I'm Thea Westra at Forward Steps (forwardstepsblog.com)

Since March 2003, I've been sharing practical, positive, thought provoking and inspiring self improvement content online. My aim is simple - to offer tips and resources that help us enhance our daily experience of life and to keep stepping forward. Perth, Western Australia is the place I call home and I'm the author of "Time For My Life: 365 Stepping Stones". You might also know me from the Forward Steps personal development blog and the daily series of "365 Forward Steps Notes", all designed to add wings to our unique life journeys.

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4 Ways To Protect Yourself From Negativity