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5. Seek out positive people

5. Seek out positive people

It’s difficult to look on the bright side when you’re surrounded by negativity. Seek out positive people to keep you balanced. A positive person can brighten your spirit.

Identify the positive people in your life. Proactively schedule time with them on a regular basis.

Take back your power and focus your time and energy on becoming your best self.

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3. Refocus Your Thoughts

Negative people often influence what we think about.

  • Pay attention to how your thoughts change when you're faced with negative people. The more time you spend dreading, fretting, worrying, and rehashing, the less time you'll have to devote to more productive things.

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4. Choose to Behave Productively

Negative people can bring out the worst in us if we're not careful. A normally calm, mild-mannered person may resort to yelling when he can’t take one more second of negativity.

When you act in a manner that isn’t consistent with your usual behavior, accept responsibility for it. Commit to controlling your emotional reactivity and staying true to your values, despite your circumstances.

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2. Choose Your Attitude

Spending time with negative people can be the fastest way to ruin a good mood.

Make a conscious effort to choose your attitude. Create a mantra, such as, “I’m going to stay positive today despite the people around me,” and repeat it often to help you stay on track. Take a deep breath and decide that you're going to make it a great day, despite what others say or do.

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1. Guard Your Time

Don’t allow negative people to steal your time and energy. Rather than complain about people you don't enjoy, choose to strike up conversations about pleasurable topics.

Take back your power by limiting the amount of time you spend talking about, thinking about, and worrying about unpleasant people.

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When you’re in what seems like a negative situation, find what’s good.

...to counteract that ask yourself better questions.

Questions that will help you to feel better but also to learn so you can grow.

Questions like:

  • What’s one good thing about this situation?
  • What’s one thing I can do differently the next time to likely have a better outcome?
  • What’s one thing I can learn from this?
  • How would my best friend support and help me in this situation?

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