Negativity cannot be abolished from the world but we can choose not to let it in and sink us. Here are some mindful practices that relatively positive people use everyday…
They Take Responsibility
Knowing you are in the right comes easily but when you make mistakes there can be a tendency to lash out, your own sense of logic bends in strange and unhelpful ways that convince you that the problem isn’t your own. Be honest with yourself and if you have caused anyone harm or been unhelpful in any way, owning it is the first step in ensuring it doesn’t happen again. Positivity doesn’t have to mean seeing yourself in unhelpfully positive lights when your behaviour has suggested that it’s the opposite.
They are Fearless
A hugely damaging trait is talking oneself out of a course of action. It doesn’t seem like an overly negative trait but it’s allowing fear to dictate what you do. There is tempering your expectations then there’s being scared of failure. Positive people aren’t kamikaze risk takers who make snap decisions, though, so don’t think of them that way. Instead see positivity as knowing the risks, feeling the fear but doing it anyway.
They Make Time for Others
Energy has a tendency to spread, whether you want that energy to be helpful or harmful is up to you. Whatever you project is likely to have some effect on those around you. People who spread positive energy are mindful of their effect and so make time to ensure that their effect on those around them is positive. We each have a responsibility to one another’s growth as well as our own; positivity is not competitive but instead remains a productive force for good.
They say No
‘Yes’ is positive and ‘No’ is negative, right? Well, not always and in some cases being a habitual ‘yes man’ can be pretty damaging for your health. People pleasers will come to lose part of themselves in their quest to keep everybody around them content. Knowing how to say no is a skill within itself and not caring about the consequences of prioritising your own happiness will benefit you enormously as well as teach others your boundaries and make the foundation of your relationships respect, a truly solid foundation.
They Mind their own Business
Remaining positive means separating yourself from negative energy, that’s something we’ve clearly established by now. This means positive types don’t get drawn into negative practices like gossiping. Making sure their own life is positive is ordinarily their main focus and other people’s issues are not of interest to them. They focus on their own life, not hearsay and whispers from someone else’s.