How to deal with negative Nancys and downer Dans... At work and in life.
Updated: Apr 2
Stay in your light and say BUH BYE to negative vibes...
People who are down on themselves feel it’s okay to bring others down. But please, please, please DO NOT get sucked into their shitstorm. Especially in 2020.
2020 has been a year where everyone’s mental health and EI (Emotional Intelligence) is literally showing on their sleeve.
Think about it. The world was forced to slow down and take inventory of the direction it was headed. And it was CLEAR that immediate change was needed with respect to the environment, politics and basically every system that we as a species have created. It’s been a divisive and dangerous time, especially for those who are predisposed to mental health issues.
Now more than ever, it’s important to understand that people can and will project their bs onto you. Especially when you’re doing something different than society’s norm and spreading a complex message that they just can’t grasp.
Never let someone dim your light simply because it’s shining too brightly in their eyes. It’s not your fault that they’re throwing shade, negativity and bad vibes your way. But it is your responsibility to manage that energy and RISE ABOVE IT.
In instances like these, it really comes down to 2 things: EI training/practice and energy management. If you gain an understanding of these two concepts and learn these skills, you will be impervious to negativity when people project your way. Most people are conditioned to react. But by learning & practicing these 2 things, you’ll always stay in your light.
Give yourself grace and send them on their way. Have compassion and understand that they have some unhealed part in themselves and that they’re hurting. Happy people don’t hate on others for no reason. And more often than not, these people judge you so harshly because they want something that you have. Release them. What you focus on grows and your energy is your most valuable resource (closely followed by your time.)
Now a moment of silence to all the dreams that are crushed by self-doubt because somebody else is projecting doubt onto you.