Negativity is proven to be unhealthy. We all have stressors in our lives: work, school, certain people, bills to pay, you name it and we’ve all got at least a few of them. That stress often leads to negativity.
It’s difficult to deal with having a lot of negative energy in our lives, and quite frankly we don’t need anything else to deal with, so let’s work together on making our lives more positive as a whole.
Why Remove Negativity?
Dealing with a lot of negative energy is exhausting both physically and mentally. When you’re trying to stay positive, it’s a lot easier to get things done and done effectively. When you’re surrounded by people who are able to find flaws with even things that seem perfect, it can cause you stress which can potentially hinder your fitness or weight loss goals.
I’m not going to tell you to deactivate your social media accounts, but you can do things to keep your social media environment more positive for yourself. We all have at least one friend on Facebook that seems to think Facebook is their diary. They’ll whine about everything under the sun and then say that they don’t want to talk about it when someone makes a comment asking what’s wrong or if there’s anything they can do to help. It’s not just annoying, it’s unnecessary. It’s okay to remove those people from your friends list if their constant complaining bothers you.
I’m not sure about you, but I know that I have a few people in my life that I love, but that are very negative most of the time. They can get everything they want exactly how they want it, but they’ll still be able to pick at it and point out negatives. In order to keep my sanity, I’ll either have a chat with them, or I’ll just love them from a distance. When the Debby Downers in my life are going on and on about something, I stop and point out the positives of the situation in hopes that they’ll take the hint that not everything has to be as tragically bothersome as they think. If that doesn’t work, I might talk to them to let them know that while I understand everyone needs to vent sometimes, it really affects me when they behave so negatively toward so many aspects of each day. After trying those, I just choose to love them from a distance in order to keep myself positive and sane. I won’t reply to that text message or e-mail detailing their latest annoyance, or I won’t spend as much time around them because doing so is emotionally draining. You’re not shutting them out and you’re still there for them for the important things, but you have to remember that you need to also take care of yourself and that includes your emotional health.
It’s so important to try and stay as positive as you can in your life. Not only will it help balance your emotional health, but lessening the stress in your life can help you perform better in school, at work, and in the gym. Never forget that you need to always take care of yourself; it’s perfectly okay, and quite necessary, to put yourself first sometimes.
By: Kayla Harwick