How To Remove Negativity From Your Life

Maintaining a happy mindset is difficult. However, there could be negative influences in your life making it harder for you to see the bright side.

Maintaining a happy and positive mindset all the time is not always easy. You could find yourself feeling good and positive at the start of the day only to be brought down little by little from the different negative energies you allow into your world. 

I use the word "allow" because it is a choice. You have to take control and decide what kind of energy you want around you and be mindful of how different people and situations affect your own energy.

Here are some tips on cutting out the negative from your life:

Make it a top priority

We are very good at making intentions but sometimes we can be a little less enthusiastic when it comes to actually carrying out these intentions. When you make the decision to remove negativity from your life, stick to it. If you have to, write down why you are doing it and why it is important to remove negativity from your life. 

Watch the people you are around

Misery loves company and I wholeheartedly agree. They say you are a combination of the 5 people you spend most of your time with. Have a very careful look at who you are spending most of your time with and if they are the kind of person you want to be.

How do they make you feel when you have just left their presence? Better or worse? Energy is contagious and it spreads rapidly. If you truly want to remove negativity from your life, you have to remove negative people too. 

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You only live once and you should live your life at your happiest and most fulfilled.

Watch that inner voice

We can often be our own worst critics. Our inner voice can sometimes get into the habit of being negative. You can’t do this. You won’t achieve that. If you really want to rid your life of negativity, your negative self-talk has to go too.

If you tell yourself something often enough, you start to believe it. How amazing would it be if we all just spoke positively about ourselves and to ourselves?

Set some boundaries

Remember that you are doing this for you. Setting boundaries with people can be difficult in the beginning but you have to be meticulous with the kinds of energy you allow into your life.

Remember, this is your life. You are in charge of what you allow into your life and what energies you want to spend your time around.

Fill your life with the good

What makes you feel truly great? What instantly makes you feel happy and positive? Do more of that. Fill your life with things that make you feel good and cut out the things that don’t. It may sound dramatic but it’s true, you only live once and you should live your life at your happiest and most fulfilled.

Practice lots of self-care and remember you are the most important person in your life. Look after your mind, body and your soul and remember energy is contagious, the positive too. The more positivity you put out there the more you will receive. 

Laura Doyle

Mum of four, Gentle parent living on coffee and trying always to stay positive and motivate in the midst of the madness.

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