Last week I had a pretty extreme reaction to what you might not think was such a big deal. It was a big deal for me though and it should be for you. Let me explain.
Without warning, I found myself surrounded by a cloud of negativity. It wasn’t my cloud, mind you. It was a cloud from a conversation with girlfriends that took a disastrous turn. The fun get-together turned muddy when the topic of discussion changed to negative body talk. A group of six beautiful and fit women starting mutually picking themselves apart. They bemoaned about flabby arms, cellulite on their thighs and made jokes about how they weren’t going to eat dinner that night. I attempted to turn the discourse in a more positive direction, but when that didn’t work, I did something drastic.
I hit the evacuation button.
I literally walked away from the conversation. There was nothing good for my wellbeing or my mindset that could have come from staying. Even with just a small amount of exposure to it I had feelings of insecurity and discomfort rising from within my skin. You see, when we hang around toxic people, or even allow people we love to speak in toxic ways around us, we are exposing ourselves to toxicity. As much as I would love to say that I’m impervious to the influences of negative conversations, I’m not, and neither are you. Toxicity is life threatening. I want positivity to reign in my life, and so I will do drastic things to preserve it…even walking away from friends when necessary.
Recently, I learned that I have an allergy to dill. And man, do I love dill. Dill however does not love me back and it sends my body into an extreme rash that lasts for days. The other day I convinced myself that just a little bit of dill wouldn’t do me any harm, so I had a bit in a vegetable dip. Dill is dill though, and unfortunately, a little bit affected me just as much as a lot does.
Negativity is a lot like my dill allergy. It only takes a little exposure of negativity to feel its damaging effect on our minds. I can’t eat dill anymore because the side effects just aren’t worth the exposure. I can’t be around negativity anymore, because just like dill, the side affects just aren’t worth the exposure. I want to live life like I’m allergic to negativity, because I am.
Decide today that you have a negativity allergy as well. It will change the way you live. Stay away from negativity by saturating your mind with positivity. I just posted a podcast episode today sharing my best resources for a maintaining a positive mindset; you can listen to the show and start revving your positivity engines by clicking the link below:
Live life like you’re allergic to negativity and you will start to see amazing things happen!
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