Bad Attitudes Are Like A Nasty Virus- Contagious And Annoying!
Like a nasty virus, a bad attitude can be contagious! When someone brings their bad attitude around, it can affect other people just like the flu- bringing you down and making you feel awful!
Just like germs, bad attitudes are everywhere! Avoidance is your best form of defence, but if you can’t escape someone’s bad attitude, you can protect your energy!
Some people aren’t bothered by other people’s emotions. But, if you have noticed that you tend to be affected by those around you, then you might be an empath.
Empaths ‘absorb’ what other people are feeling. I never really knew what an empath was until about 10 years ago. But, I did know that I took on what other’s were feeling as if it were my own feelings. I never really separated the two, I became so used to it. I had a hard time understanding what my feelings were.
I thought everyone was like that and when I realized most people aren’t, I became a little more withdrawn and protective of my own energy.
Since discovering I am in fact an empath, I’ve had to learn the importance of identifying my own feelings and protecting my energy.
The best way is to be emotionally stronger. You can achieve this by building your emotional strength, and by keeping a positive attitude.
Just like hand sanitizer, a positive vibe will kill a bad attitude!
The universe and everything in it is full of energy waves, and they flow through us. When someone is putting out negative energy, your best defence is to radiate a force-field of positive vibes. It works like a shield! It’s proven that positive energy is stronger than negative.
Easier said than done though right? Here are some ways to power up your positivity! I’m actually able to tolerate being around nasty people and walk away knowing it is them and not me!
Learn To Control Your Own Emotions
Strengthen your mind and learn to control your emotions. I wrote an article about how to build your emotional strength. It can really help you understand your own feelings and the emotions of those around you.
Be emotionally stronger, you can control your feelings better. A negative person becomes frustrated easily. They often want you to be in a bad mood too and when you aren’t, they get even more negative. But most people genuinely want to be happy. It’s human nature. So use your positivity to try and cheer them up.
Avoidance Is Your Best Defence
Your best bet is to avoid negative people. If it’s a neighbour, acquaintance or relative, limit your time around them. Especially if they are in a particularly nasty mood!
But if it’s your co-workers, or family, it’s kind of impossible. So you have to learn to deal.
Distance yourself as much as you can. And, be sure to give yourself some space.
Practice positivity, every day. Make it a habit to have a positive attitude. When you think of people’s ‘vibes’ as energy waves coming from their body’s, it makes it easier to understand emotions. And, since positive energy is stronger than negative, when you have great energy you won’t be as affected by someone’s bad attitude.
Take a few deep breaths and remind yourself that you are in control of your own emotions. You and only you, can change your attitude.
Positive affirmations are a major key in powering up your positivity.
Her are some examples:
- I am in control of my feelings
- I choose to be happy
- I can convert a negative attitude, into a positive one
- I release all negative energy
- I am emotionally strong
Put your own wellbeing first. Your happiness and mental health depend on it.
Try To Be Understanding
Remind yourself that their issues are not your issues. Try and understand, they might be going through hardship. Empathize but don’t absorb. This is where building your emotional strength can help you identify the difference between their emotions and your own.
Separate the behaviour from the person. The person can change their attitude. Maybe they are having personal issues. Remember that just because someone is in a negative mood, doesn’t make them a bad person.
Their attitude is their choice. But you have to choose not to let it bother you.
Try Gratitude Journaling
Nothing boosts your attitude better than practicing gratitude. Writing out what you’re thankful for every night, and focusing on the good can really affect how well you feel!
Try These Pick Me Ups
If you notice you are in a bad mood, try these mood-boosting activities:
- Spend some time outdoors
- Hang out with happy people
- Watch inspiring movies
- Read positive affirmations
- Write down 10 things you’re grateful for
- Remind yourself, it could be worse
- Listen to a happy playlist
- Listen to an inspiring podcast
Negative attitudes are everywhere. The more positive you are, the more powerful you will be! So, spread some positivity today!