What Positive People Do to Get Away from Negative Energy

January 5, 2017

We’re surrounded by negative energy almost everywhere we go. People are always complaining, doing things to hurt themselves and others, or trying to lower morale with their criticism and restrictive arguments. But some people are able to maintain optimism even in the most toxic environments. What do positive people do to get away from the negative energy that surrounds them?

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”

-Benjamin Franklin-

Negative energy can spread and influence your thoughts and actions. Avoiding sources of negative energy is essential if you want to be successful. Everybody can be affected by negative emotions, but the only ones who can fend them off are people who have learned how to deal with them. How? In the following ways:

Positive people create happiness from within

Positive people don’t search for happiness in external stimuli. When you seek happiness outside of you, your mood falls as the external stimulus disappears. This produces insecurity and addictions.

woman with yellow sky

Instead, positive people search for internal sources of positive energy. In this way, their state of happiness doesn’t depend so much on the external situation as the way they confront the situation. Their awareness allows them to filter the negative energy through their search for inner peace.

Positive people avoid negative people

This might be one of the most important things that one can do to maintain positive energy. There’s a popular saying that says, “he who avoids chance avoids danger.” Well, something similar happens with positive people. When you avoid toxic people, there’s no risk of being contaminated by them.

The problem is that this requires strengths that we don’t always have: courage and determination. A lot of courage is necessary to avoid negative people, especially because the ones who affect us the most tend to be the important people in our lives, which can even include people we really love.

But avoiding toxic people has more advantages than disadvantages, especially because when you do decide to be with them, you do it freely, with your batteries charged and your protective shield reinforced. When you make the decision, you have the control. This is a great weapon.

Positive people believe in themselves

One of the most toxic and negative burdens that we all face is the negativity of the people who don’t believe in us, who criticize us or try to limit us, who project their incompetence and frustration onto us.

Positive people are aware that their success depends on believing in themselves, even though no one else does. Ultimately, everyone is responsible for their own lives.

“Our beliefs about what we are and what we can be precisely determine what we can be.”

-Anthony Robbins-

Positive people exercise and are in contact with nature

Physical exercise promotes the release of endorphins, the hormones responsible for feeling good. Exercise also helps to manage stress and increase self-esteem. This all gives rise to a cocktail of optimism and positive energy, which helps you stay strong in the face of possible waves of external negativity.

Also, positive people are in regular contact with nature and spend time in the fresh air. Nature and fresh air favor relaxation, introspection, and self-awareness.

Exercise, being in the fresh air, and being in contact with nature serve to recharge positive energy and filter out possible toxins that have infected you.

woman running

Positive people accept failure and take responsibility

Positive people accept failure because they know that it’s the only way to learn and grow. They understand the negative emotions that failure provokes, but they don’t wallow. Instead, they recover and move forward.

Also, positive people always take responsibility for what happens in their lives, and they don’t try to blame others to justify their mistakes. Positive people focus on what they can improve and analyze what happened so they can do it better the next time.

Positive people don’t need other people’s approval

Depending on other people’s opinions makes you vulnerable, easily manipulated, dependent, and even addicted. Positive people know that, just like they know that it’s impossible to please everyone. That’s why they don’t seek other people’s approval. Rather, they act according to their own set of values.

They listen to other people’s opinions, but they don’t let them affect them any more than what they consider useful for their growth. And they know how to be grateful for constructive criticism and deal with the kind that attempts to destroy them.

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Positive people believe that everything has a solution

Positive people are aware that everything has a solution, except for death, following the maxim that “where there’s life, there’s hope.” To positive people, there’s always a way to overcome an obstacle.

man on ladder

Even when they hit rock bottom, positive people are able to put themselves back together and look ahead with the intention of doing whatever is necessary to become stronger and get back up again.


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