How to cut the negativity for more mental energy
TOXIC PEOPLE OR NEGATIVE THOUGHTS COULD BE EATING INTO YOUR MENTAL ENERGY. HERE’S HOW TO FLIP THE SCRIPT
It’s a no brainer that eating well and frequent exercise increases our energy levels, but we sometimes forget to remember our minds can have a big part to play, too.
If you’re a glass half-full type but feel like you’re surrounded by glass half-empties, it’s important to know how to deal with them. We’re told to circle ourselves with positive people, but it can be near impossible if a family member or colleague is pessimistic and comes with emotional baggage. Chronically negative people tend to create crises that you feel you should help fix, but the truth is their problems are beyond your help. Empower them to make a decision on their own without your guidance by firmly but kindly saying “I’m confident you’ll make the right decision on your own.”
If you’re someone who holds onto hope that something will get better in the future, you’re denying the truth and in turn draining energy. Don’t expect the improbable. “He promised he’d clean the garage this weekend. He’s said this for months, but he does seem sincere.” Sound familiar? Resentment traps us and sucks our energy. If your internal thoughts are bringing you down, try to identify these and flip the script to stay on the bright side of life.