Negative People are EVERYWHERE. And sometimes it feels as if there is no escaping them. We run into them on a daily basis as we go through life. We work with them, and we have them in our family. Now you may be thinking to yourself, “I want 2017 to be the best year of my life! But… how can I achieve that if I have to deal with negative people?”
Don’t worry, Entice to the rescue to tell you how to deal with these Negative Nancy’s and Negative Norman’s. The simplest way to put it is DON’T. Don’t deal with negative people. Well there you have it. Thanks for stopping by to check out the blog this week! 🙂 LOL!
Ok, let me break it down for you a little bit more. In 2 basic steps. In order to deal with negative people I would first suggest that you set boundaries. This is not always EASY, but it has to be done. You need to let people know what you will and will not tolerate in order for the friendship or relationship to continue.
This is where you find out who has your back in real life and who respects you enough and values the place they have in your life. Too many people feel entitled. They think that just because they are so and so to you, or just because they’ve known you since diapers this gives them a pass to be able to be in your life and treat you in any which way they please. You and I both know that’s NOT the case. So don’t be afraid to set boundaries with people in your life. Especially the negative ones.
Now if you have set boundaries with these people, and they still can’t seem to accept your standards. Then it’s obvious that they don’t really want to be in your life. This is where they will either make an exit on their own. Or you may have to pull out your heavy duty scissors and cut ties. Just walk away, give them a break. This doesn’t mean that they will be cut off from your life forever.
I’m not telling you to get the bricks and mortar and build a wall as high as the wall of china here. I’m just saying take a step back. One thing in life that you need to know is that it’s OK to take a break from people. You don’t necessarily need to build walls to block them out, as sometimes negative people can connect us to great opportunities. Of course the choice is always yours, if you have been dealing with major negativity from someone and you’re at your wits end. Building a temporary wall may just be the answer. After all, no wall is indestructible.
I hope you have enjoyed this weeks episode of #champagnexdiamonds. I will speak to you in the next one. Have a great day!