Negativity at Work | How to Overcome It
Whether it’s your job, a friend, or even a family member, dealing with negativity can cause unnecessary stress, and stress releases a chemical called cortisol, which may lead to lower immune function, lower bone density, increased weight gain, and heart disease.
When we are children, we are forced to do things with other people because we do not make the decisions in the household. However, as we transition from childhood into adulthood, you always have a choice who you decide to spend your valuable time with. Where you spend your time is going to influence your life, whether it is positive or negative.
Do not continue to waste your time with negativities that you can control!
If there is something or someone that is causing you unnecessary grief, make sure to communicate clearly your feelings, and provide a finite timeline on when you need to see the changes made.
If nothing is done that is improving the situation, at that point in time, you have to make the difficult choice of eliminating the variable that is causing you to stress. It is going to be hard to step away, but you will find over time it is not worth dealing with things that are constantly bringing you down.
The time to start eliminating negativity is now! By doing so, it will help you achieve whatever is important to you, without having to stress…well at least as much!
Joshua Krafchick, CRPC©, EA