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Follow these steps to protect yourself from negativity.
Begin each conversation with a "power lead," says one positive psychology researcher.
Power begins with having a crystal-clear view of reality and what each and every person in your life is driven by. That will
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In the midst of easily picking up on all these different vibes that others are giving off, it can be easy to get caught up in other people's not-so-pleasant emotions.
"You can't tell big dreams to small-minded people," he says. "You may have a person in your life who you can no longer take
When you surround yourself with passionate, positive and inspired individuals, there is nowhere to go but up. These people are possibility thinkers, idea generators and love to give and receive support.
In this video, I share Dr. Christiane Northrup's tip and offer you the opportunity to test drive this exercise in your own relationships.
We do not become the people who this world needs simply by turning our backs on anyone we don't like, trust, or deem healthy enough to be in our presence. No, in fact, those are exactly the people we need to let into our lives. Not just for their sake, but for ours.
By making a conscious decision to live your life with less negativity in it, you become the arbiter of what you let in and what you don't. We always have a choice as to how we want to live our life and what kind of quality we want it to have.
While we should certainly be there as a shoulder to lean on for our friends and family in need, when there are people who only bring negativity into our lives, it's time to start reconsidering why they're in our lives at all.
Through the years, there have been occasions when the folks I thought had my back were some of the first to prick the bubble and let the air out of my excitement. Today, it is an annoyance that I've learned to ignore. Long ago, I learned never to give anyone the power to steal my joy.
When you get caught up with any of these folks, it's hard for you to stay in balance. You get exhausted whenever you're with them.
Okay, so it feels good to say "all is one" in the yoga studio. But during the other hours of the day, aren't we all behaving as if it's you versus me, in a dog-eat-dog world?