Just like positivity, negativity has a huge power. If you don’t stop it, it may ruin your health, relationship, career, and the entire life. You may not notice the consequences of negativity at first, but you will certainly feel them at some point of your life.
I recently spoke to a person whose life is filled with negativity. She has been living such a life for many years and thought it’s a normal life. Now she realized that she could have a better life, precisely a happier life. She has two wonderful kids and a lovely husband. Moreover, she has made a good career in IT and earns enough money to buy everything her family needs or wants. The only thing is she is not as happy as she wants to be. The major reason of her unhappiness is negativity. She is not alone since many people suffer from negativity and its consequences. Check out what negativity may do to your life and how to stop it.
1. Negative thoughts affect your brain
No one is immune to negative thoughts. While most people start thinking negatively when they feel down, others let their negative thoughts ruin their everyday lives. When you feel like your mind is burdened with negative thoughts, it’s a sign you should get rid of this habit as quickly as possible. Taking a short nap, meditating and reading are among the most instant ways to stop thinking negatively. You should cultivate positive thinking on a daily basis, though.
2. Negative people drain your energy
You eat healthy, stay hydrated, exercise regularly, and stay positive, then why do you feel like you lack energy every other day? The reason is you spend too much time with negative people. Sometimes it’s impossible to avoid negative people, if they are your parents, siblings or coworkers so try to limit the amount of time you spend with them. If you have any other toxic people in your life, stay away from them, by all means.
3. Negativity leads to depression
A great number of studies show that negativity is one of the major causes of anxiety and depression. When a negative thought hits your brain, try to distract yourself from it. Go for a walk, read a favorite book, cook a favorite meal or call your positive friends. Smile and laugh even when you feel down in order to fight anxiety and prevent depression.
4. Negativity is slowly destroying your health
Negativity breeds numerous health issues – from chronic fatigue and mental disorders to heart disease and cancer. Negative people or those who prone to negative thinking tend to have a shorter life, not to mention they have to visit their doctors each month.
Keep track of your negative thoughts to discover what makes you unhealthy and unhappy. Start your day with a healthy breakfast, a smile and some uplifting quotes. Consider practicing yoga and meditation to improve your mental health and do your morning exercises to boost your physical health. Focus on positive things and negativity will fade away in a jiff.
5. It affects your self-esteem
People who suffer from low self-esteem are not able to live a happy life. There are many reasons of low self-esteem – negativity is one of them. While negative thoughts may affect your self-esteem, negative people can destroy it completely. Don’t let it happen. Working on your self-esteem and self-confidence is a surefire way to stop negativity in your life. Don’t judge others and try to treat everyone, including your enemies, with respect. This way, you will be proud of yourself and other people will respect and appreciate you.
In a nutshell, getting rid of negativity is a long process. It may take a lot of time and effort and you may need to make some changes in your daily routine. If you are thinking negatively and focusing on the negative things, then negativity is what you’re going to see and feel down the road. Use the power of positivity to look and feel awesome each day. What tricks have you tried to live a more positive life?