3 Tips for Removing Negativity from Your Life

There is no reason that negativity should be a drain. Most people will surely avoid negative people if as much as possible and will reduce their contact with them to an absolute minimum. But it can also be a downward spiral.

So what do you do if you're suffering from an excess of negativity that's maybe even leading you into depression? Here are three tips: 

1. Be grateful 
Gratitude is a powerful weapon against negativity. It's pretty much its opposite and once you learn to be grateful more often then you'll find that your negativity struggles to cope with your new found gratitude.

At first, just say "thank you" more often. Ideally out loud but at least in your head.

Find things to be grateful for - the air you're breathing, the clothes you're wearing, the sun shining, children laughin, anything!

If possible, keep a gratitude journal and write down at least three things that have happened during the day that you're grateful for. This will help put your mind in the right place to sleep.

2. Get more exercise

Exercise releases endorphins into your body. This are a natural "feel good" mechanism that acts faster, better and safer than any drug (prescription or otherwise), and these endorphins are generated naturally when you exercise.

Exercise doesn't have to mean going to the gym or even jogging.

It can be as simple as leaving the car at home for short journeys or parking a bit further away from the store entrance.

Or you could deliberately go out for a walk! That works nicely so long as the weather is on your side.

3. Eat healthy

Comfort food is often anything but comforting.

Something you enjoy eating may give you a quick sugar high, but that's soon followed by the negative side of eating food that's not exactly healthy.

Cut down on excess sugar.

Gradually cut down on the caffeine (it's not a good idea to remove caffeine from your diet in one fell swoop).

Make slightly healthier choices when you eat - even if that means reading the labels. A good rule is to not eat things where you don't know several of the ingredients and wouldn't add them if you were making the recipe at home. So if you don't keep high fructose corn syrup, or the artificial partner aspartame in your kitchen, don't buy products with those ingredients.

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