We all encounter people who throw negativity around. But does that negativity affect you? People have asked me what they can do to repel such negativity and not ‘take it upon themselves’.
When I talk to people about such encounters, first we talk about being aware of how you are feeling. Reflect on how the negativity is affecting you. Are you taking on that negative energy? Do you feel worse after such an encounter? Are you feeling like you have a responsibility to share the negativity? If you want a tip on how to repel someone’s negativity in the moment, I’ve got a great one that I think you’ll like.
The next time someone starts to project negativity at you, pretend you are holding up a big mirror in front of you. The mirror is facing the other person, so their negativity is deflected away from you. It’s an interesting little action that will make you feel protected. The negative energy gets repelled.
Realize that everyone is responsible for their own experiences, so if someone is upset or angry, you do not need to take this on. You can choose to allow them to vent (or not) and provide them with perspective.
Give this a try. Leave me a comment to let me know if this helps you!