Today we all know that to be positive you have to think positive thoughts and to focus on the positive – and that’s easy to do – unless you are around negative people. Well, you say, what if you are all upbeat and positive but some of the people around are really negative? and what if those people are close to home, or at work??
We all have to deal with difficult people at some point in our lives… but what can be the most challenging is learning how to deal with negative energy from one of our closest family members or co-workers.
At times, it may not be easy to achieve a balance between a sense of compassion without being dragged into their negativity, which is why I’d like to share with you 5 simple tips for dealing with a negative person close to you.
Tip 1. Accept Them For Who They Are.
It may not be easy to offer compassion to someone you feel resentment towards, but trying to understand their feelings and ultimately accepting them for who they are, will help you feel better when you’re around them.
Tip 2. Create Positive Boundaries.
Make sure you’re giving them enough space and that you set your own boundaries by staying positive or neutral. Visualizing a protective energy around yourself will also help you feel stronger, if you can’t put distance between you and your family member.
Tip 3. Be Aware Of Your Need To Control.
You can’t control other people’s negativity or opinions, so resist the urge to argue if your family member triggers a negative energy inside of you. Your job is not to fix everyone’s problems, so instead of being a part of the problem by feeding it with more emotions, disengage by remaining calm and letting yourself be a witness, not a participant.
Tip 4. Learn From Them.
There’s always something to learn from any situation, and negative family members can be great spiritual teachers as they can help to show you what you’re holding on to. So don’t waste the opportunity to learn from these situations.
Tip 5. Nurture Yourself.
This may be the most important tip of all. Remember that by nurturing yourself and your self-confidence, YOU will become stronger!
Tap into your compassion to find inner peace and don’t forget to foster the relationships that lift you up and bring you the most happiness in your life!
To your success!