Three Steps To Avoid Spreading Negativity

Sep 09, 2021

It can be so easy to get wrapped up in the drama of spreading negativity.  Whether it’s a rumor about someone else or news being shared around that isn’t the most compelling.  You may find yourself getting sucked into following someone who is extremely passionate about discrediting someone or proving something wrong.  Being super vocal about the matter and continuing to spread the negativity will only hurt you.  Especially if you don’t know the exact facts behind the situation.  If the matter doesn’t concern you to begin with and your involvement won’t change the outcome, then it’s time to get yourself out of the negativity.


Negativity Doesn’t Serve You

Getting sucked into negativity will only send you in a direction you don’t need to go.  You’ll find yourself wasting time and getting pulled into the negative drama that does not serve you.  You have better things to do with your life than getting drawn into the negativity being spread by others.  Put blinders on and focus on the action steps you need to taking that will get you closer to achieving your goals and living the life you’ve always imagined.  The negativity won’t help you get there.  It will only detour you from what you truly want in life.  Here are three steps to avoid spreading negativity.


Notice Negativity

The first step in avoiding spreading negativity is to notice it.  Stop yourself from getting consumed by the negativity being spread by others by noticing how you feel.  If what you’re hearing is making you feel anxious, nervous, or you begin to feel bad, then this is a sign that you need to remove yourself from the situation.  Your body knows this is not something you need to concern yourself with.  If you’re still questioning if you should be involved, ask yourself if your involvement will move you closer or farther away from the goals you’re working towards in your life.  If getting sidetracked by the negativity will only push you farther away, then you have your answer and you need to refocus your efforts on what truly matters to you and your life.  Be mindful of how you’re feeling throughout the day so you can notice when negativity is occurring.


Remove Negativity

The next step is to remove yourself from the negativity.  Perhaps that’s unfollowing someone on social media, muting stories or posts, limiting your time with the other person who is spreading the negativity, or avoiding putting yourself in situations where you will encounter negativity.  Be aware of the amount of social media, tv, and internet gossip you’re consuming.  Take note of where you’re receiving negativity in your life so that you can remove that source.


Choose Positivity

Then, the last step is to replace this time by choosing to surround yourself with positivity.  This could be seeking out new mentors who inspire you.  Finding new social media accounts and blogs to follow that encourage you to go after your goals and dreams in life.  Spend this time reading personal development books that make you think and remind you that anything is possible for you to achieve.  Watch some motivational videos or listen to uplifting podcasts that help you to take action on the goals you want to achieve.  Choose to fill your time with positivity rather than being consumed by negativity.



It can be so easy to get swept up in the negativity.  Avoid spreading negativity any further by noticing it in the first place.  Catch yourself when you’re consuming negativity by noticing how you feel.  Then, remove yourself from the situation and seek out things that light you up, make you happy, and promote positivity.  Life is too short to concern yourself with negativity that does not serve you.  Choose to find ways that bring you back to positivity.  Life feels better when you’re happy.  Plus, you’ll be more likely to take action to achieve your goals rather than getting sidetracked down a path that doesn’t truly concern you.  Remove yourself from the negativity and incorporate more positivity that will help you achieve your goals and get you to where you want to be in your life.


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