Updated: Nov 30, 2019
7 Unhealthy Things That You Have To Stop Doing To Get Rid Of Negativity
Are you feeling mentally exhausted and sick and tired of the people around you as you think about yourself and where you are in life?
Negativity can creep into your life quickly, and it can weaken you quite mentally.
We are often our own worst enemies as we invite misery into our lives by allowing such bad habits and behavior to continue to occur.
When you know what causes stress in your life and take the right steps to remove it, you will be on the way to a better, more optimistic and happier life.
1, Avoid Negative dialogue that you have with yourself
These days, negative self dialogue is so popular. If you've been caught saying you can't do something because you don't have the ability to do it or you dislike any part of your body, it's negative self-talk.
Avoid it like a plaque, can you imagine telling a friend such awful things? That'd ruin your relationship altogether!
Your mind listens and starts to #believe in these ideas that you ask yourself. This is very detrimental to your self-esteem, self-confidence, and can ruin your whole day.
Keep in mind that you are kind to yourself and remember that you are strong, #confident and that's absolutely enough. Just as you are, you are imperfectly perfect! Once you get into the habit of elevating self-dialogue, you will find that you are a person that is much happier and more hopeful.
2, Set appropriate boundaries and learn to say NO
Do you ever feel compelled to do something you don't want to do, but you don't give in any way because someone asked you and you just can't say no?
You might feel like helping them because it's your responsibility and you're trying to be a good person.
These could be situations that you face every day such as... A member of the family needs a loan that you know they will never pay you back because they are broken.
A co-worker asks you to assign a job you know is not part of your job, but you just don't seem to be able to refuse.
Or maybe your klutz buddy wants to borrow your favorite pair of shoes because you know they're a sloppy individual that most definitely would ruin them.
Does it sound like you?
Creating and upholding healthy boundaries with yourself is so important for your welfare and peace of mind!
3, Comparing your life to other people must stop!
Anyone may seem to have the perfect life, the perfect marriage, or you may want something but you can't afford it.
You just look at things on the surface when you wish you were that person or have jealous thoughts. We don't know the previous struggles they may have experienced, or the #challenges they face at the moment because people like to conceal their pain and vulnerability.
It's so dangerous to compare yourself with another person and it's just a circle of suffering that you don't want to get pulled into.
4, Let go off toxic individuals in your life
Toxic people are bad for your mental health and it is best to avoid them if you can choose not to associate with them.
Toxic people, including close friends or family members, can be people you hold close and dear. It may even be your friend with whom you have a romantic relationship.
When you feel like you're being continually manipulated, dragged down by their negativity.
Learn to say no and set healthy boundaries so you can show them clearly what behaviors you are allowing and not allowing.
5, Thinking social media is reality should stop
Social media has taken over our culture in this day and age. In fact, without being on your phone and scrolling through your social media feeds, you may not be able to go through a whole day.
Social media is just a filtered version of the life of somebody and it's just a highlight reel.
If you see the feed of somebody and it seems like their life is good, and they have it together, note that it may not be true. Like you, they have faults, they encounter moments down, and perhaps they even fight something hidden within that they don't share with the world.
6, Relying on others or things to keep you HAPPY must Stop!
If you're not happy with your life, you may find few things to help you cope with.
Depending on your situation, these could include issues like spending on desires, alcohol, cigarettes, narcotics, gambling, video games addiction, getting constant validation from your significant others, and more.
Whatever your crutch is, relying on an external thing is not safe to help fill with kind of void in your life. Find ways to stay happy that will give you inner joy and peace and boost your self-esteem and confidence.
7, Stop Complaining!
When you find that you have a bad habit of complaining about every little thing in your life, think about the #circumstances in which you were constantly complaining about the person you were with.
Remember how uncomfortable and annoying those times was?
You might imagine how others might feel if they always sense the disappointment when they're around you and you try to see it from that viewpoint.
Seek to see the other side of the whole story instead of worrying because there's always something to be grateful for. There are people out there who are in far worse circumstances than you, even though at that very moment you think the whole world is against you.