Listen to “7 Ways to Remove Negativity from Your Life “.
Choosing to remove some of the negativity in your life will change how you feel about life. Unfortunately, the impact of negativity is much stronger than positivity. Negative emotions can eat away at our productivity, creativity, decision-making skills, peace, happiness, relations and even our health. Here are 7 ways to remove negativity from your life.
1. Reduce Negativity Within Yourself
The first step to changing anything in life is to become more aware of the problem. Negative thought patterns are repetitive and unhelpful. They directly cause what we could describe as ‘negative’ (unwanted or unpleasant) emotions like anxiety, depression, stress, fear, unworthiness, shame etc.
When you are no longer entangled in negative thoughts, they lose their power to generate unpleasant emotions. Once you can learn to recognise and identify negative thought patterns as they occur, we can start to step back from them. Increased self-awareness allows you to pay closer attention to your negative self-talk and catch yourself ‘in the act’ sooner. You can then begin to evaluate your thoughts.
2. Mindfulness Meditation
Mindfulness meditation is a great way to relieve stress, anxiety, and depressing thoughts. It will help you to manage your emotions and help you clear the way to thinking more objectively about yourself. Meditation helps train our minds to be in the present and become conscious of what is happening in our bodies and minds.
3. Stop complaining
When we complain, our brains release stress hormones that harm neural connections in areas used for problem-solving and other cognitive functions. This also happens when we listen to someone else moan and groan.
Try turning complains into solutions. This is called ‘positive/effective complaining’. Don’t just sit around and admire the problem, do something about it. If you can not affect or change the situation, then just let it go.
If, however, you find yourself holding on to it, add a ‘but’ and say something positive, for example: “I don’t like driving to work, but I’m thankful at least I can drive and I have a job.”
4. Express gratitude
A life without gratitude is often empty and unhappy. Putting a little gratitude in your daily life is a first-step to achieving many of your hopes, dreams and goals.When you feel grateful and content in your own life, then you will find that you want less. You’ll find that you’re actually more satisfied with where you are and with what you already have in life.
5. Cut Out Communication with Toxic People
Firstly, and most importantly, moving past toxic relationships requires true acceptance of the fact that you can’t force toxic people to change.
Toxic people are not motivated by what’s good for them or for their relationship with you. They’re motivated by their own complex problems and needs. When you give up the desire to change them, it’s much easier to let them go. Give some serious thought to what you will tolerate and what you won’t from partners, family members, colleagues, and friends.
6. Clean Your Home
While cleaning your whole house can be time-consuming and labour-intensive, you have to admit, nothing inspires a positive energy infusion like a sparkling clean house. So, if you’re serious about getting that negativity out, busting through blocks, and launching your life into a beautiful new paradigm, put some elbow grease into getting your home tidy and clean.
7. Surround Yourself with Positivity
When you’re in a negative space and it’s time to cleanse, it’s important to surround yourself with positive energy in the form of people, books, movies, retreats, etc. Whatever speaks to you is fine, but just be aware that you become what you spend your time doing.