5 Ideas to Help You out of a Negativity Blip

5 Ideas to Help You out of a Negativity Blip

It is so hard to remain positive all of the time.

Things just turn up sometimes to derail our positive way of thinking. It happens

When negativity strikes, we all need a little help so it is always good to have an arsenal of ideas in reserve that we can draw on if the need arises

1. Journal how you feel

I guess that this is one of my favourite ideas and has helped me loads of times. I find it particularly useful in the mornings when the reality of the day seems overwhelming.

It is funny really because I can go to bed feeling really inspired by something and then a whole pack of negativity gremlins seem to get to work in my head during the night. By morning,  the world is a negative, uncertain place.

Writing about how I feel first thing really helps. It opens up my writing brain too.

2. Have a change of scenery

There was a time when I could happily spend hours in my house undisturbed, but since I have started to work from home, being here a lot of the time has become a bit of a double edged sword sometimes.

Whilst I love my home, I also know the value getting out of it to work somewhere different for a bit. A local coffee shop is a great place for me. It brings a change of perspective which is good for positivity.

3. Chat to someone

When negativity strikes, it can be difficult to stay objective. Having someone to chat with who can help to point out the positive aspects of a situation can really help.

4. Meditate

Sometimes we just need a few minutes time out when negativity strikes. Doing a meditation allows us to suspend our thoughts for a short period of time. It can help to bring back positive thoughts

5. Do something off of your to-do list

A quick win back to positivity is doing something from your to-do list.

There is something quite satisfying about being able to put a big line through an item that you have completed.

For me, action always breeds positivity.

Have you tried any of the ideas before? Do you have any others you have tried? Share them with us in the comments below

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Jo,

    Those are great tips and I have to say that I don’t have a lot of these moments anymore. Not that I’m perfect by any means but I take the attitude of gratitude road.

    When you wake up every morning and you’re just thankful to have another day on this earth then how can you have a negative attitude. Sure, things might not always go our way but I think that’s just part of life.

    I’ve had my moments, I admit but I turn them around by telling myself how much I love myself. I know you probably think I’m crazy but when you remain more upbeat, happy and full of love then those negative thoughts and feelings just aren’t as apparent. It’s like everything else just beats them out.

    I know that this list can help others though with the way they handle things so thanks for sharing it.

    Enjoy your week.

    ~Adrienne
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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      Thank you for your lovely comment. I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my thoughts.

      I love your positive attitude of gratitude approach. It is always good to be thankful for want we have.

      Have a great week.

      Jo

  2. I do most of these. The chat part I’m not so good at, but all the others I do. However, only one of them works, and that’s only sometimes, that being a change of scenery. The reason it only works sometimes is because I’ll get into this mood where I don’t want to leave the house (I’m self employed), so if it coincides with one of those days… the only thing that will probably work is to go back to bed & take a short nap. At least that usually helps me feel better. 🙂
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    1. Hi Mitch,

      Thank you for posting this comment.

      I like your idea of a power nap. It is one I have been known use myself. It is another idea that works well for me. It might not sound too productive to take a nap in a middle of a day but sometimes the brain does need time to relax and let go of worries.

      Have a great week.

      Jo

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