We can all identify those people around us that seem to be stuck on negativity or pessimistic. It could be a family member, friend, coworker, or someone you encounter in the service industry. You know the person in the drive thru, that you wonder why they took a job that requires customer service and satisfaction, if they were going to be a negative Nancy. Heck, you may even be Nancy from time to time. These are the people that you loathe to see coming, don’t sit by in meetings, the one’s that you send to voice mail, or delay response in text message.
Truth be told, I will rarely even let you be this person in my presence for long. I will listen for a quick minute before either giving you truth, challenging you to take perspective, or completely muting you subconsciously and dismissing myself from your presence. Really, you can miss me with it.
I can’t underscore the importance of protecting your space. My space is filled with positivity and peace. Frankly, I just can’t entertain the energy. I know you know what I’m saying.
Negativity is depleting. It’s like a compounding weight. There was even a song that eluded to it,….Don’t Kill My Vibe. If you’re not careful with protecting your space, before you know it that toxicity will seep in and your entire countenance will change. Just like the thermostat in your home, you get to control the climate. Set it accordingly! ~MGc