The Dark Side.

There is so much negativity in the world. It comes from all avenues and affects all of us. It is the force in the world that aims to drive you down. Everyone has people in their lives that are negative soul-suckers. These are the people that are constantly negative. The people that can somehow always turn a good thing into a bad one.

I feel it everywhere I go and with almost everyone I talk to. Is there really so much to complain about? Is your life really that bad? Maybe it is. I cannot judge you.

But maybe, just maybe, the negativity is being used to make it worse than it really is. Maybe, just maybe, you can cut that negativity in half or avoided all together. Or maybe, just maybe, I’m crazy and you will stop reading after this sentence.

If you are still with me, I want to thank you. You are a positive influence in my life. The reason I keep writing is to show my gratitude by trying to be a positive influence in yours.

Avoiding negativity can be a hard task but it is equally as rewarding, when achieved. Does any of below work? Yes. It works for me. I will be more positive today because of these things.

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1) Harmful Relationships

Cut out all the bad relationships in your life. All the negative friends, significant others, co-workers, bosses, acquaintances and random people. These people should not have the power to influence your life in a negative way.

Negative people slowly chip away at you till you have nothing left. Instead avoid them, store your positive energy and release it to the world.

2) Negative Situations

I always find myself roped into situations that I do not necessarily want to be in. I feel like I know what is best for me and some situations are just damaging. I used to come up with phony excuses to events, meetings, and things in the distant future.

But now I propose just saying no. There is a lot of power in the word ‘no.’ You can say ‘no’ to anything. Exercise the power of ‘no.’ Hone it like a blade and use it when you feel necessary. It will be your greatest weapon against negativity.

Choose to say no to anything you feel will harm you, physical, emotional, mentally and/or spiritually.

3) Dealing With Yourself

This is the most harmful form of negativity. Once you’ve avoided all the external causes, the biggest battle occurs within yourself.

It is perfectly normal to have a negative thought. But, the problem arises when you allow it to change into a train of thought that rides to no end.

Sometimes, I replay an old conflict in my head. I endlessly think about the different ways I could have dealt with it. It continues towards more negative thoughts. This goes on and before I even realize, my mind is clouded with negativity.

I need to recognize when I cloud my mind in this way, the negative thoughts ruin my day. My body and mind are troubled and it is hard to overcome.

Recognize your negative patterns, dig deep and find out where they are coming from. Deal with them head-on. When you think a negative thought, recognize it, learn from it, and let it go.

Live in the Now

In this present moment, as I write this, I completely content. Everything is quiet and peaceful. But in this blissful moment, inner negativity strikes. It aims to destroy your blissful state.

Next time a negative thought tries to surface, observe it. Be the watcher of your mind. In this present moment, there is nothing wrong. It is my mind trying to seize control of my thoughts.

You always have a choice in the matter. When you start observing your mind, you can start to consciously be aware of your thoughts. Increased awareness will allow you filter the negativity.

I aim to be a positive influence in peoples’ lives, through my body, mind and soul. Through my writing, I try to change peoples’ perspectives on life and happiness. Negativity will not allow you to reach your goals. Do not be a prisoner of negativity and grow stronger through positive thoughts, actions, and relationships.