Negativity is all around us. The internet is filled with fake news, that’s often quite scary. Social media is filled with trolls and people that only want to complain, and even in real life, you might have friends that never seem to have anything nice to say. You might be clinging onto hobbies that you no longer enjoy instead of doing things that you love, or friends that aren’t really friends at all. You might even be far too hard on yourself.
All of this negativity can ruin your mood, and even put a big dent in your confidence and mental health. Fortunately, you don’t have to just put up with it. You can get rid instead.
Enjoy A Social Media Clear Out
Social media is full of negativity. Trolls attacking every selfie on Instagram, the vast spread of fake news on Twitter, and a constant battering on Facebook. These platforms can be fun. They can be a great way to keep in touch with family and friends and even to make new friends. But, they can be horrible, and certainly aren’t a great place to be if you are already feeling a little low.
Clearing out your feeds and followers list is a great way to create a more positive platform. Social media can be something that pulls you up and makes you feel great, but it might also need a little cultivating and pruning first.
Look At Real-Life Relationships
It’s not just people online that bring us down. You might have real-life relationships that are making you unhappy or even depressed. In extreme cases, you may need to leave an abusive relationship or get a cheap divorce, but sometimes talking to your partner about how they are making you feel can help.
Friendships can be just as detrimental. If you’ve got friends and family members that are only ever critical, that cancels on you all of the time, or that otherwise makes you feel bad, and talking to them doesn’t help, reduce contact.
Make Some Changes At Work
We don’t all love our jobs. We don’t all have careers that we’ve always dreamt of, or do things that make us feel fantastic. Unfortunately, many people work to get by, and that doesn’t always allow for dreams coming true.
But that doesn’t mean that you have to be unhappy at work. You should still enjoy your days, and you shouldn’t dread going into work. If you do, perhaps it’s time to speak to your manager, look at some changes, and even consider a new role.
Be Careful Where You Get Your News
The news can be overwhelming and horrible. It can also be confusing if you are getting the same story from different sources. So, try to find a source that you trust and stick with them.
Diets are inherently negative. By going on an extreme diet, you are telling yourself that you aren’t good enough. Stay away from strict diets or big changes, and instead focus on small, sustainable changes to your lifestyle if you want to lose weight or get healthier.