The best way to wipe out negativity is to starve it.
Negativity can’t survive without fuel.
But removing it?
Because like a fire needs oxygen, negativity needs unhelpful thoughts.
And the fuel for these thoughts is everywhere.
There is a better way…
To fight a fire, a CO2 extinguisher replaces the oxygen with carbon dioxide.
There’s no room for the oxidiser and, as any science student will tell you, remove the oxidiser and – poof – the fire’s gone.
Rather than attempting to remove the negativity from life (almost impossible) how about replacing it with a positivity whoosh?
Here are a few ways to replace negativity with some positive firefighting.
Do any one of these and you’ll dampen a negativity blaze.
Do three and you’ll give it no place to breathe – but it could reignite.
Do them all and you’ll extinguish the negative and pump in the positive.
Music – If you don’t have a ‘feel-good’ playlist make one now.
Read – (Caution – The Daily Mail and their ilk don’t want to report good news, they thrive on creating fear and negativity) focus your reading on words that make you better.
Watch – Have you ever entered a YouTube vortex? Where did those hours go? If you are going to watch something, make it rewarding and helpful. TED Talks are great. So are these https://www.youtube.com/c/MichaelHeppellVideo/videos.
Listen – There’s a podcast for everyone on everything. The greatest minds are sharing their wisdom – for FREE!
Friends – If it’s true that you become like the people who you spend most of your time with, then choosing to spend more time with those who make you feel fab and less with those who drag you down is a must.
Social – Facebook can be fabulous, but it can also be a grandstanding gutter for some rather unpleasant people. If you are on Facebook, bookmark the groups and pages that make you feel fab. Like How to Be Brilliant – with over 4,000 members it’s the beacon of positivity. https://www.facebook.com/groups/HowToBeBrilliant
I’d love to know your ideas for extinguishing negativity – please leave them below.
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