Whether you find yourself in the queue at the supermarket behind somebody that hasn’t got a kind word to say about the customer service assistant, or you’re with ‘that friend’ that’s hard to please, it’s very difficult to avoid at least a small amount of negativity.
So we wanted to explore a few tips that can help you combat the negativity.
1. Don’t take it personally
If you are in contact with someone who has elements of a toxic personality, just remember that it doesn’t matter what that person thinks of you. If they think negatively of you, remind yourself of this. Just try to be the bigger person and let it, and them, go.
2. Stay calm and remove yourself
If you avoid lowering yourself to their level, you will find it much easier to rise above other people’s negativity. Try changing the conversation topic or daydreaming for a minute or two to manage the situation. This way, the moment will pass and you will be able to get on with your day.
3. Simply breathe -…