“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus
I work with a Negative Nelly. You know, the kind of person that is never happy, always has something to say which is typically negative. I don’t like being around her. I work down the hall, and it is near impossible not to hear her. She deals with the customers, in her own way, positively. But the constant no or negative wears on me.
I have to make an effort to stay positive. I have to or my anxiety sky rockets. I am certain that there are people who are always happy. They exude a positive attitude. I have a couple of friends that are that way. I love spending time with my friends who are really positive and encouraging. I have the tendency to be negative or vent too much it seems. Again, I have to work on being positive.
Surrounding ourselves with people who love us sometimes is enough. Surrounding ourselves with positive, encouraging people is best. I am still trying to find my purpose. I know that I encourage some, but not all. I want to be better. I want to strive daily to be better – positive – to encourage and uplift.
Trying to be positive with Nelly. Trying to reflect the negativity and turn it to something positive. Continuing to be a team player, and step in and help where needed. It is harder than I have dealt with in the past. I realize that time is too short for us to have to be around those who bring us down. We want to be around happy people. I want to be a happy person. I want to be around happy people. Struggling.
What do you struggle with?