There comes a time when each one of us has to deal with negative people in life from time to time. This person could be your relative, an acquaintance or a colleague. You need to learn a way to just let it go and continue living your life just the way you want.
In my opinion, your company and circle of friends can have a great impact on your energy levels and productivity. This is why, you need to find a way to deal with negative people who not just affect your mood, but also drain your energy. I believe that these 2 simple hacks can help you deal with negative people, so that you can preserve your energy for better and productive use –
Deal With Negative People By Maintaining Emotional Distance
A negative person is quite likely to have a very demanding nature. Such people will always expect you to be there for them, but never be able to support you emotionally. This is why I feel that it is really important for you to maintain emotional distance from such people. You must remember that you will never be able to drastically transform the outlook of a negative person. You will never be able to make them look at the brighter side of life.
This also doesn’t mean that you should completely stop interacting from such people who are somehow a part of your life. The best you can do is to have no expectations from such people, and just agree with them as far as possible.
It’s Not Your Job to Change a Negative Person
I feel that you should not take the responsibility to change a negative person. It is not your job to make such people happy.
“You must always remember that you can only control your own happiness and no one else’s”Punit Dhawan
Even if you try, you will never be able to do something for a person who is not willing to change his/her negative mindset. But, you can always lend them a sympathetic ear and listen to what they have to say without any judgments. So, I hope that each time you are dealing with a negative person; you learn how to guard your emotions and not be affected by them.