Happiness is something that we all strive for, and new research says that negativity is more than merely harmful — it's contagious. Whether it's that annoying old friend, an aggressive co-worker, or a family member who's turned sour, toxic people and dysfunctional relationships can wreck your peace of mind. How do you protect yourself from this adverse energy? Let's explore some reasons why negative people can be toxic to our long-term happiness.
What Makes a Person Negative?
Almost all negativity is rooted in fear. There's the fear that you won't be loved and the worry that something terrible is going to happen. People who indulge these fears without the help of an online clairvoyant often develop the damaging belief that the world is a dangerous place, full of mean and harmful people. These doubts manifest themselves in a variety of negative behaviors such as judgmentalism, pessimism, and the need to control everything.
How Do Negative People Affect You?
No matter how positive of a person you are, negative people can affect your life. These toxic individuals have a way of permeating our lives and leaving a lasting impression. They can dash your hopes and dreams, make you feel stuck, or cause you to be in a bad mood whenever they're around — acting snappy and irritable.
Some of your biggest detriments to success can come from the poisonous associates you encounter in your day-to-day life. Scientific studies show that even in small doses, negativity leads to a compromised immune system, making you more susceptible to disease and illness. Negative attitudes also affect your ability to think like an authentic psychic. It compromises the effectiveness of the neurons in the hippocampus, an essential area of the brain that's responsible for reasoning, memory, and telepathy.
Protect Your Positivity
What can you do to minimize the adverse effects that bombard us every day? Don't wait until that toxic person in your life brings you too far down that it's a struggle to get back up. Take these precautions to protect your positivity.
Say farewell to anyone who doesn't deserve a spot in your happy circle as best you can. Surround yourself with people who inspire and encourage you and help you realize your potential. Set strict limits with those negative people you can't avoid, like co-workers.
Turn It Around
While nothing spoils a perfectly good day faster than someone dripping with negativity, the good news is that positive attitudes are also contagious. Take personal responsibility for your own feel-good moments and pay it forward. Studies show that it not only makes others feel better, but it also provides a much-needed boost to your overall mood, steering you toward lasting joy.
While it's nearly impossible to entirely rid negative people and situations from your life, choose to put away those thoughts that bring you down. Instead, refocus your precious energy toward developing the best you possible.