You Cannot Maintain a Positive Attitude Around Negative People

You Cannot Maintain a Positive Attitude Around Negative People

More power to the one who can stay in a group of negative thinkers and maintain their positive thoughts.

My experience has been that the majority rules – if I’m surrounded by mostly positive thinkers and doers, I’ll be more positive. And, that’s my preference.

On Facebook I’ve removed Friends from my list, I’ve hidden and unfollowed Friends so I don’t see their posts, and when I’m working I enable “News Feed Eradicator” so I’m not sucked into the nonsense that 1,000+ people can (and do) post every 60 seconds.

On LinkedIn I communicate on purpose in Articles, InMails, and groups, mostly ignoring general feeds.

In life, I host a monthly lunch for a small group of women at my home. It’s by invitation only and they’re not invited again if they are disruptive or unwilling to participate in the discussions. And, when I attend someone else’s events if I leave feeling worse than when I arrived – I won’t go back.

When it’s my husband’s turn to be down, I use the ‘arms length’ approach for detaching from his emotions but not from him. He does the same with me. Getting sucked in and reacting does no good but does cause harm by magnifying the negatives through anger, hurt feelings, arguments. We both aspire to do this every time.

These are just a few of the ways I consciously and purposefully keep the negative away.

What about you?