Negativity rules

Negativity rules …. way too often.

So much lately, I find myself wondering what the actual flip is going on in some people’s minds.

It seems that negativity is on the rise and I am left sitting here wondering WHY?!

Why is it that people get so caught up focusing on the negative in absolutely everything, and then they proceed to constantly talk about it and post facebook statuses about it, and tweet about it, and rinse and repeat.

What I don’t think these serial offenders realise is this:

If you constantly surround your mind and your being with negative words and negative actions and in turn reactions, you are validating it all in your own world and giving it space to BREED. The vicious cycle will never end once you cross that line and it will be very difficult to get out of the rut that’s been created.

It’s not always possible to see the positive in crap situations, and gosh, don’t think I am fool enough to think there is always a grand positive all the time. But what there IS, in most every situation that’s faced, is this:

A chance to learn, a chance to fight for something, stand for something, a chance to GROW, to strive,  a chance to move forward..

People need to promote what they love instead of bashing what they hate.

We (in Australia) are in a very fortunate country, and it seems we are forgetting about this more and more and really focusing on the smaller, petty things, that essentially, don’t even rate on the scale of 1 – serious.

I’m not a ray of sunshine, every.single.day. And I don’t ever pretend I am. But I do know this;
I make it my daily mission to TRY and see the good in everything, to see the light at the end of the tunnel, to accept what I can and can’t do… to refrain from saying negative things and to THINK before reacting.. It hasn’t always been this way and it is something I have worked on for a while and now in turn, it is just second nature.

We have choices, and we have the grand liberty of being able to think and feel what we want… However, if people could just see how much better life would be for themselves and those around if the negativity was lifted, then I’d be one happy camper and so would they!

Negativity; it’s a beast, a fire breathing dragon and it will be happy to suck you in and chew you up, and spit you out and go again.

Be strong, power through, choose the positivity, at least  try it on, walk around and let that wash over you for a while.

 

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September 17, 2013 - 6:47 am

Deb @home life simplified - I hear you and agree. the other thing I am noticing is it is definitely rubbing off on me when I see too much of it on Facebook. I need to start looking the other way more.

September 17, 2013 - 6:57 am

Lydia C. Lee - But like a dragon, it’s very hard to defeat. I think it can build til it taints your view without you even knowing it. Good post.

September 17, 2013 - 8:11 am

Aroha @ Colours of Sunset - love this M. You are spot on! And it is SO SO easy to fall into the negativity. Whinge whinge whinge. I get so sick of my own whinging at times! Why is it so hard for people to be happy, positive and to see the good? Where is society going wrong!?!? xo

September 17, 2013 - 8:42 am

Me - I completely agree with you. I think that for most people it is easier to see the negative in something and once they start on that path, it just keeps repeating itself. It’s only once you are out of that cycle that you realise just how draining it is to be so negative all the time.
I think that sometimes it is harder to see the positives and we all get that you won’t see the positives all the time – but there is a difference to having a whinge about something and then moving on as opposed to constantly whinging !
Have the best day !
Me

September 17, 2013 - 9:41 am

Sam Stone @ A Life on Venus - I totally agree! There is so much negativity around these days. People need to start seeing the glass as half full!

September 17, 2013 - 10:10 am

Danya Banya - So true! Some people like to be victims. Sure I know that there are rocky periods, but people’s attitudes determine how they cope in this situations…

September 17, 2013 - 10:16 am

Bel - I took three months off FB and it made a hug difference to me and my positivity! I was getting dragged down with friends who seem to focus on the negatives all the time, there is so much good out there in the world! I’m back on FB now but have definitely been able to filter out the negative x

September 17, 2013 - 11:35 am

JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter) - *stands and applauds* Well said! I was only just thinking this yesterday as I scrolled through my Twitter feed. It was making me pissed off! So I switched off, smiled and felt much better 🙂

September 17, 2013 - 12:04 pm

Eleise @ A Very Blended Family - Oh I hear you! When I start to get down and not in control of my life I become negative. When I consciously change my thought process to positive, my life changes and I am much happier. Positive thinking rules. Thanks for the reminder.

September 17, 2013 - 4:03 pm

Pip (Bub Sweat and Tears) - Yep, I do find negativity is a spiral leading into a rut. Once you start doing it it becomes way too easy to keep doing it. The main thing though which you highlight, is that it’s your choice. A good reminder.

September 17, 2013 - 5:34 pm

Jody at Six Little Hearts - Sounds like you are talking about my Mum! She’s about to turn 84 and still sees the negative in everything! I can’t believe people can live their entire lives with that kind of focus.
I try to see positives in everything too. I like to think there’s something better coming always and it’s just around the corner for me if I just wait a little longer. I am usually right too. (Or maybe it’s just that positive attitude working for me and the situation’s actually crap)! LOL!

September 17, 2013 - 8:11 pm

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me - I couldn’t agree more – I often have sarcastic updates but I always try and see the good side of things, well except when I have PMS and then the hormones win for two days and it’s a pity party for one around here. Thankfully I have three gorgeous babes and a shit-hot hubby that remind me every day how awesome I’ve got life 🙂 Em

September 17, 2013 - 9:13 pm

Annaleis - Sometimes you have to choose to leave some people behind when it comes to their continual negative outlook on the world. I think I am a pretty positive person and hope that others feel positive after spending time with me. Thats my hope anyway.

September 17, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Rach - I’m a rae of sunshine everyday 🙂 I got your back girl always here with support and positivity annoyingly cheerful that’s what I am xxx

September 18, 2013 - 12:07 pm

Lisa - I try really hard to be a positive person on social media because I do get sick of the negative social media rants people tend to go on with, so I do switch off when it gets too much x

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