Mindful thoughts on negativity

It’s always difficult trying to change our attitudes around our realities because those realities are often so difficult.

They take time to work through, particularly if we’re constantly around negativity and even with a resolve, it depends on how much we’re in contact with negativity and for how long.

How do we change negativity into positivity?

Being mindful is one of the most important skills anyone can have, to control negativity that comes into our lives. Being mindful allows us to pay attention to the way we respond to negative situations from people who insist on bringing negativity into our lives. We will then become more aware, objective and detached from any negative situations or thoughts.

Dealing with negativity is always a learning curve and I am still learning how to deal with it. We need to learn to detach our thoughts emotionally whilst learning to create distance so that we respond and react differently. What we should be aiming for is little or no reaction.

When that happens, we allow ourselves to create a more neutral situation with more positive thoughts so that all the negativity dissipates and we’re not paying attention to the negativity that’s being brought in.

Being mindful has so many different positive connotations too. Being mindful helps us reduce stress, depression and improve on our immunity through more positive thoughts.


2 Apr, 2011

6 thoughts on “Mindful thoughts on negativity

  1. Good information.

    I agree with you. Being mindful does help with negativity. My spouse is a negative person and pessimistic. Sometimes it gets to me, but I keep thinking positive about whatever we’re discussing.

    Being positive is very important, especially with seriously ill people. I think people with cancer live longer if they have a positive attitude. I also think positive people are happier people.

    1. Thanks Lisa. I do believe like you that being positive can help with many illness including cancer, but from my own experiences of watching my mother fight Lung Cancer, I do think it depends on the severity of the cancer. She was extremely positive throughout her illness and was also very positive throughout her life.

      I do believe positivity helps us through some illnesses quicker, but it would also have to depend on the severity of the illness. It doesn’t work in all cases.

      You are right about positive people being happier people. I agree with you.

    1. I totally agree. Our realities and our thoughts play out so differently and although there are things we would do to minimise stress, sometimes brings about more stress with untold repercussions.

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