It’s that time of year, when everyone you know has some type of cold, virus, flu bug, or something else keeping them down. We spend time getting together with friends and family, and we stay locked inside four walls with little to no fresh air. It is just bound to happen.
ONLY . . . THAT’S NOT WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT
I am sick! I am just sick of it! Of what you ask? . . .
Have you ever noticed how contagious someone’s negative attitude is? One person starts it and suddenly everyone around you is . . . for lack of better terminology ASSHOLES!
Unfortunately, most of the time these people have no idea what they are doing, what they are causing, or what they have started. I encourage you to sit back for a minute and think about you past couple days, weeks, the last month, and simply think about how you have reacted to people, situations, or life in general. Have you added value, uplifted someone, made the best of a situation, or are you the problem? Have you made someone’s day simply by smiling at them when they least expected it, or by complimenting them when they were too busy to think about anything but the work on their desk that they had been staring at for hours. As you think about the past week(s), are you the virus?
Sometimes we don’t realize the difference that just a couple words can make. How would you feel, how would your mood change, how would your mentality change from the following:
You arrive at work, daycare, the store, wherever, and greet people with a cheery “Good Morning!”
The responses you received are:
“No it’s not.”
“Well, it’s morning”
You are going about your day and you receive constant streams of comments like:
“This doesn’t look right”
“These aren’t working”
“This is going to drive me crazy”
“I hate these”
You ask someone a simple generic/honest question, any question, and their response to you is:
“Yup” as they walk away and don’t even look at you
A roll of the eyes with no words
An immediate defensive and angry toned “I don’t know!”
You walk into a room and engage in small talk and someone, without acknowledging the fact that you are there, makes a slightly irritated exit.
People walk around the building you are trapped in during the day with very evident feelings of entitlement, superiority, and a lack of humility. You can almost feel it when you walk past them, see them coming, breathe their air.
I don’t know about you, but just breathing this air makes me shiver. I LOVE positive people. I LOVE to be around happy people. People who can take the mountain made out of a mole hill created by these sad contagious people and turn it into an adventure of climbing, hiking, bungy jumping, and a celebration at the peak of the mountain enjoying the view from the top. I adore being around people who smile, people who can accept the flaws in others and in themselves openly because they know we all have them. I want to surround myself with these people because these people are contagious too, and this I WANT TO CATCH!
Unfortunately, like many people, I often feel trapped inside four walls with people who are affected by Chronic Negativity. These people feel the need to make everyone around them miserable for some reason. Their immediate reaction to anything is to be defensive, angry, and mean. If this is you, please seek help or stay out of my bubble!
If you need help, check in on your energy. Energy isn’t just this mysterious thing that toddler’s posses but we all seem to lose as adults. Energy is something that we control! Yes, I said it. WE CONTROL IT! Don’t have any, GET SOME! Don’t know how? Just ask!
Energy: Physical, Mental, Positive, Negative, Productive, Disruptive, Emotional, Spiritual, and the list continues . . .
How do you control it?
Where there is energy, there is energy to obtain.
Find it. Surround yourself with it. Practice using it correctly! - It’s this simple.
How often do you hear people say “Man, I wish I had her energy”, “I just don’t have the energy”, “where does he get all the energy”, “I’m just so drained at the end of the day”, and so on.
What these people don’t realize is that if they want it, all they have to do is go get it.
Basic Physics: A body in motion stays in motion. A body at rest stays at rest.
Need physical energy? - Get your body in motion. Even the tiniest amount will begin to raise your energy level.
Have you ever been falling asleep on the couch, couldn’t keep your eyes open, drifted off a couple times, so you get up go brush your teeth and wash your face, and then you crawl into bed and you are wide awake?
GAME. SET. MATCH.
Basic Nutrition: You are what you eat.
Feeling deprived at 10am, Tired at 2pm, exhausted by 5pm? – Are you getting any energy from your food? Not a sugar rush, actual energy? Or did you drink pop to “feel better”?
You know how when you eat a donut it tastes SO good, but then an hour later you are super hungry, and you end up eating something just as bad as that donut like a candy bar or some potato chips? You are now a sugar induced rollercoaster with a little spike upon taking on extra sugar and then deep diving straight to the bottom once it wares off. But then immediately you need food again and start the whole rush over by eating more sugar.
Ever notice how after you ate a good clean protein, some green, a little fiber, maybe a healthy fat, you weren’t hungry for a while and maintained a state a consistency for multiple hours. Your body appreciates having that time to digest and break up those nutrients to send them where they are needed in the body. This gives your body the energy it needs to make it through the day alert and focused.
Basic Laws of Attraction: Like attracts Like
Need some mental energy? – Surround yourself with it or mimic what you are looking for. If you build it, they will come.
This means if you want to be happy, surround yourself with happy people. If you want to be successful, surround yourself with successful people. If you want to be a jerk, surround yourself with other jerks and all will fall into place.
Have you ever found yourself in the presence of truly happy people, and you all of the sudden find that you are (if only in those moments) happy as well. You forget about whatever you were dwelling on and you find yourself enjoying the company you are with, laughing with them, smiling more often than not, and engaging in interesting and uplifting conversations.
On the other hand, have you ever found yourself in the middle of a venting session where all parties are focused solely on the negative things around them and what they don’t like about their surroundings? Did you get sucked in? Did you walk away from the conversation feeling salty and a bit drained? Were you then thinking in a negative frame of mind and did it affect your conversations after that?
I could go on for days. But in reality, you can’t change it all at once. But you can change. Simplicity and baby steps can slowly but noticeably change your energy. It can increase your physical energy, increase your productivity, increase your network, advance your career, create an attraction to you, and increase your overall enjoyment in life.
Stop being a negative nelly, a sad sally, a mean old maid, and an ignorant ass! Change. You can control it. If you choose not to, stay out of my bubble because your contagious and I don’t want to catch that crap! If you choose to change and you needing a starting point,
Hi, I’m Megan 😊