I must admit, I am not the best person to give advice on how to get rid of negative energy. When I did something wrong, I’m playing this scene in my head over and over again, wondering what I could have done differently or better. However, it is important to not let yourself get dragged down by negative feelings.
A little while ago, that was exactly what was happening. I felt really bad about myself and only saw the negative side of things. I felt as if I wasn’t accomplishing enough with my blog, I wasn’t as successful career-wise as I wished I was and of course everybody else around me was doing better.
Eventually I reached the point where I couldn’t even listen to myself complaining anymore. Something had to change. I had to change. And so I tried to develop certain habits that helped me staying a little more positive. Of course there are always set-backs but I try to change every time anew.
Become grateful, especially for the small things
It’s easy to be grateful for big accomplishments. What we tend to overlook, though, are the small things in life that happen to us. Our lives will not always be filled with huge successes so we need to appreciate the small things in life too.
There are times when our schedule is packed, life gets busy and work feels task-oriented and routine-driven. Sometimes being human can rather feel like being a robot. But this work-driven and serious attitude is what gets us into negative thinking. Try to live life less serious and let yourself of the hook from time to time. Laugh! And as Taylor told us: Shake it off! 😉
What you say is what you believe
If you tell yourself over and over again that you’re not good enough, it’s no wonder that eventually you start to believe it yourself. Because what you tell out loud becomes reality. So how about you start telling yourself how great you are and what you have accomplished instead of where you didn’t succeed? Maybe you’ll start to believe that, too…