Every negative emotion we carry from other people, are energies that if left, can potentially become our negative emotions too. Our brains are emotional sponges without us realising. That’s why it’s important for us to challenge ourselves, so that we’re not constantly being drawn into other people’s negative emotions.
These suggestions are worth considering:
- We are the source of our own negativity. If we are our own source, try to work out why we’re feeling so negative. Dig deep, the answer is always there, we just need to find it;
- Certain situations can be difficult, particularly if like me you’re dealing with family issues. 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’ve had that 15-minute break;
- We must 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 either choose to see those perceptions negatively, or we can choose to see them positively. We get to choose our 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 through depression.
Of course, change is never easy, but we call the shots. It is very much up to us whether we choose to absorb other people’s negative emotions.