In The Midst of Negativity
There are times when we must choose between having a positive mind set or a negative mind set. When the thought ran across my mind to write on this topic so many things came to mind especially how we allow others to dictate our emotional state.
Have you ever been around people that are always negative in just about every conversation you have with them? Have you ever wondered dang do they ever have anything good to say? Or even wondered why are they so miserable and appear to not have not one positive bone in their body?
I am sure the answer is yes. We all have had these experiences but just didn't know what to do in the moment. The next time you get in the midst of someone that has a very negative take on life instead of allowing them to steal your joy and turn your smile into a frown begin to speak life into them.
Tell them about how good your day was and how excited you are about just being alive. Shift the conversation and give them some hope in their situation. This may cause for a shift taking the spotlight off of yourself and placing it on them.
I know you have probably heard the saying that hurt people hurt people. There may be times when you are dealing with someone that is so angry because of past events in their life that have nothing to do with you. In life starting in our childhood we develop habits along with our morals and values that we sometimes hold on to well into our adulthood. These schemas can create negative thinking and dictate how a person views the world they live in along with the people that live in it. So when you are in situations of this nature just remember that pain from the past can cause anger and negativity in the future.
This is why it is so important to get the mental health help you need if you have been hurt because you don't want to be labeled as the negative one at all the family functions or on the job. If you have been hurt, seek help and get healing. Don't take out your negative emotions on everyone around you because before you know it you will be all alone wondering "why?".
If you are in need of mental health counseling, I would love to work with you. I provide in office therapy and tele-mental health in the state of Texas. Insurance, EAP and Self-pay clients are accepted. I also provide faith based counseling for those that are interested. I am not able to help you I can definitely provide you with the resources and a referral. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I am also a Motivational Speaker and Author and would love to come and speak at your next conference, seminar or group event.
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Chikeitha Owens, LPC