Negativity can be poisonous and stressful. Think of having pessimistic thoughts or using destructive words as filling yourself up with poisons. When you are having a bad day and being negative think of that as pouring toxins into your body. Each thought or word is like a cup of toxin entering your body, affecting your health, your immunity and changing your entire outlook. It can be contagious and doesn’t do anyone any favours. Negativity can seem to take on a life of its own and it is very draining. Imagine being in a conversation with someone who is focusing only on gloom and doom, we have all been there and it is not pleasant. So what can we do to change, to be more positive and to be more pleasant to be around?
Every time you start to go down the negative spiral, change your thoughts and change your words. Focus on positivity and be grateful for the good things in your life. When others are being negative, change the subject or remove yourself from their company. Other people’s negativity can drag you into their web and literally drain you of your positivity.
When has being gloomy helped you? When has speaking pessimistic words made you feel better about yourself? When has allowing yourself to feel negative worked in your favour? My guess is that the answer to these questions is “Never”. So why do we do it to ourselves?
Remember next time you start to go down that damaging road, that being negative will not change or improve your situation, feeling negative will not be nurturing or encouraging to yourself or others and that the only way to improve things is to be more positive. Believe it or not you do have a choice……..whenever possible choose helpful and supportive thoughts, deeds and words.
“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviour. Keep your behaviour positive because your behaviour becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi.
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough” Oprah Winfrey.