Every negative emotion we carry from other people, are energies that if left can potentially be our emotions.
Our brains become emotional sponges without us realising. That’s why it’s so important for us to challenge our emotions, so that we’re not drawn in by other people’s negative emotions.
These suggestions are worth considering:
- Sometimes we are the source of our own negativity. If you are your own source, try to work out why you’re feeling so negative. Dig deep, the answer is always there, you just have to find it;
- Certain situations can be difficult, particularly if like me you’re dealing with a family terminal illness. Even if you’re in company you can still take a mental break for 10 to 15 minutes whilst you focus on yourself and your breathing. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel when you’re not constantly listening to negative talk;
- We should change the way we respond to what others say. We’re not responsible for others, but we are responsible for the way we react to others. We are responsible for our own perceptions and our own attitude. We can choose to see those perceptions negatively or we can choose to see them positively. We can choose a positive attitude.
Unfortunately some of us will be more susceptible to other people’s negative emotions than others, particularly those who already struggle with negative thoughts brought about by depression.
Of course it’s never easy to change these things, but it’s still very much up to us whether we choose to absorb other people’s negative emotions. Consciously I choose not to.