Being surrounded by negativity is a challenge. So, how do we shift our focus and adopt an unbreakable positive attitude? It seems impossible, but it’s all a matter of habit.

Even the most positive individuals know that being around negative energy can bring you down. But before you get sucked into a world of hopelessness and despair, try to remember the following:

You Always Have a Choice

You’re in charge: you don’t have to have a job, partner, or family. You want to earn, to love, and to be fulfilled.

Remind yourself that you chose a particular situation for the greater good. You also have a choice to remove yourself from the negative energy, even when that seems almost impossible.

If your coworkers are giving you hell, you can start by disconnecting from them, or asking your boss for transfer.

You don’t have to put up with negative people in your life. If you choose to do so, always keep your eye on the prize.

Use a Power Phrase

Having a power phase is a great tool, especially in a negative work environment. All you have to do is come up with something meaningful that will remind you to count your blessing and show gratitude.

There’s no wrong way to create your power phrase, as long as it reflects a positive outcome. For example: “I am grateful to be alive and to have such amazing family” or “I cannot change someone’s POV, but I can feel blessed for this sunny day.”

Mix it up, but remember, you need to save yourself from unhelpful influences.

Accept and release

You’re positive because you have a skill set to deal with negativity.

Accept that you are in a negative environment and release negative emotions, like resentment, jealousy, or anger.

If you can’t turn off your emotions, it’s only natural that you remove yourself from the situation. This might not work while you’re at work, but if your partner or friend is the source of negativity, remember that you can’t save everyone.

Choose power

While you certainly can’t change people, you can choose to take control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions.

Minimize the influence of negativity by practicing self-love and using power phrases.

The power is already in you; all you have to is distance yourself from the source of negativity and focus on what makes you unique. 

Spread Positivity

Small acts of kindness can help you eliminate discomfort brought to you by negative energy.

It’s important to understand that if you don’t act, you will adapt to negativity. However, if you show compassion, happiness, and your caring nature to the world, you’ll become invincible.

It’s not an easy task, but giving in to negativity isn’t an option.

Stay happy

Whenever you have the time, do things that you love. Go for a walk in nature, surrender yourself with positive people, and joyous experiences.

The more you charge yourself with positive vibrations, the less likely the negative ones will be able to affect you.

Positive people attract negative ones. But, with your coping skills and a positive mindset, you now have all the tools that will help you conquer every situation.

Your primary goal is to learn how not to respond to negativity, and it will go away with time.