There’s an old saying that goes, “you are what you eat.” The same could be said of the company you keep. If you’re surrounding yourself with negative people, it’s only natural that their negativity will rub off on you. Conversely, if you surround yourself with positive people, their positivity will influence you as well.
It’s not always easy to avoid negative people. Sometimes they’re family members or co-workers whom you can’t simply cut out of your life. But it is important to try to limit your exposure to them as much as possible. When you do have to interact with them, try to stay positive yourself. It won’t be easy, but eventually their negativity will start to lose its hold on you.
Negative people are everywhere. But that doesn’t mean you have to let them get to you. By keeping your distance and staying positive, you can protect yourself from their influence and avoid becoming negative yourself.