Every negative emotion we carry from other people are energies that if left, can potentially become our negative emotions too.
Because our brains are like emotional sponges, it is even more important we challenge ourselves so that we’re not constantly being drawn into other people’s emotions, particularly if they’re negative.
These suggestions are worth considering:
- Others aren’t always the source of our negativity, we can also be the source of our own negativity, so try to work out why you’re feeling negative. Dig deep, the answers are always there;
- Certain situations can be difficult. Remember to take a mental break for 10 to 15 minutes whilst you focus on yourself and your breathing;
- Think about the way you respond to other people. You’re not responsible for others, but you are responsible for the way you react;
- You are responsible for your own attitude and perceptions.
Some of us will be more susceptible to other people’s negative emotions more than others, particularly those who already have a predisposition to negative thoughts, through anxiety or depression.
If you are dealing with anxiety or depression, there are things you can do to lessen your struggles. It makes it even more important that you’re not around negative people.