Cutting Out the Negativity in Your Life

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in any negativity that has impacted your life. Between the news cycle, negative people, and other experiences you may go through, it can all become extremely overwhelming. If you allow so much negativity to consume you on the daily, the effects on it can impact your mental health in the worst way possible.

That’s why it’s so important to cut out the negativity in your life. Getting rid of as much of it as possible can help improve your mental health, as well as your attitude. But if you’re unsure where to start or how to do it, then it can feel like an overwhelming task to complete. Fortunately, that doesn’t have to be the case. Here are just three ways that you can go about cutting out the negativity in your life.

1. Be grateful for everything

It’s easy to feel as though you’re entitled to everything that you have. This sort of attitude can result in having unrealistic expectations as to how people should treat us. Living a life like this can leave you unfulfilled with negative thoughts, and that’s not a healthy mindset to have whatsoever.

It’s important to be grateful for what you have, rather then feel entitled to it. You’re better off appreciating everything about your life- even the things that are currently hard to deal with. When you change your mindset to being grateful, you’ll receive more of what you’re grateful for because you’ve now opened yourself up to the idea of receiving instead of taking. As a result, you lose that negativity and be filled with positivity, which is what you want.

2. Adjust negative thoughts into positive thoughts

What they say is true- change starts from within. If you find that all of your thoughts are negative, then you need to change them into positive thoughts. That’s a surefire way to cut out the negativity in your life.

For example, let’s say that a negative thought you deal with often is, “I’m terrible at cleaning.” You should rephrase it in a more positive way instead of having it be negative. So to keep using the previous example, the thought should be, “I’m going to do my best while I’m cleaning.” It’s a subtle change that’s super important in order to cut out the negativity in your life. If you keep changing negative thoughts into positive ones, you’ll eventually only be able to think positively.

3. Surround yourself with positivity

While this tip is similar to the one above, it goes far beyond your thinking and mindset. It’s also about the people you surround yourself with and things you do. If you only surround yourself with negative people and negative experiences, that will make you an overall negative person. It’s very easy to emulate this kind of behaviour, and that can make becoming positive an impossible thing to do.

But just as easy as it is to emulate negative behaviour this way, it’s also easy to emulate positive behaviour by doing the same thing. Therefore, you should surround yourself with positive people, as well as positive experiences. If those who are negative don’t like this change in you, that’s their problem- not yours. Cutting out negative people is crucial to cutting out the negativity in your life, and therefore becoming more positive overall.

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Cutting out the negativity in your life isn’t an easy thing to do. However, it’s necessary if you wish to live a happier, more positive life. How have you managed to cut out any negativity in your life? Are you currently trying to do this? Let me know in the comments below, or hit me up on social media!

xo,

Elizabeth

Published by Elizabeth Sarah Larkin

Freelance Writer & Social Media Manager

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