How to deal with negative people

Some useful tips for dealing with negative vibes around you –

1. Keep smiling. Smile when you feel that someone is attempting to speak negatively about other people or about professional issues.

2. Laugh it out. When you feel that there is nothing you can do to stop a negative person from making derogatory comments, just laugh your heart out.

3. Stay busy. Casual loose talks tend to drive people towards negative discussions. Engage yourself in your work completely.

4. Change the flow. When you feel that someone is attempting to antagonize you or storm the discussion by pumping negative thoughts, try changing the course of topic under discussion.

5. Find a silver lining. Give your opinion about how to change the situation from negative to positive. Divert your attention from problems to deliberate on solutions.

6. Ignore the bad feeling. Don’t carry negative impressions on your mind. Set aside emotions which make you feel depressed. Negative talks mostly lead to unhealthy emotions.

7. Stop and reflect. Ask yourself whether you really enjoy the company of such people. Express your dislike, if you feel your friend or colleague is sending negative vibes every now and then.

8. Read books or articles on positivity. Many of us might think that self-help content is merely a commercial gimmick. Though it easily grabs eyeballs and also share of people’s wallets, good books on self improvement deserve an applause. Not only our body, our mind also needs those vital supplements from time to time.

9. Nurture compassion. A mindful person slowly becomes blind to negativity. We become more accepting in nature.

10. Expand your horizon of judgement by knowing more and more about nature and cosmos. When we learn to look at the sky, we start feeling how trivial it is to discuss things on which we have little or no control.

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Author: anilkshatriyablog

I work as Assistant Professor in the area of Accounting at IMT Nagpur. I love teaching, writing and cycling. I follow a simple principle, 'Help ever, hurt never'.

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