Say No To Negativity!
I don’t know about you guys, but negative energy is a serious ‘No no” in my books. The reason is, I find that there is so much negativity that transpires in our day-to-day lives and the world in general, that I prefer to have a more positive outlook on life and it is great.
It is said that Negative energy is a concept used in physics to explain the nature of certain fields.. However, it too can describe a horrid situation, someone’s outlook on life or towards a particular situation. But negative energy isn’t healthy for us and neither is stress. In fact, stress is the lead cause of deaths in Nigeria.
Now let me ask you this: how negative are you and the people in your life? The next question is, do you allow it to seep into your private life? Does it affect your family and are you even aware of it?
We tend to perceive negative energy as something other people have. But did you know that negativity can be so ingrained in you that it goes unnoticed?
Usually, it is said that opposites attract each other but there can be a case of positive attracts positive and negatives attract negatives.
Sure, sometimes we all feel negative – as in, “go away and leave me alone” for a while but it should subside at some point. But negativity can also wear a disguise called “reality.”
Being realistic isn’t automatically negative. But if your version of “reality” is a negative one, you can’t help but radiate negative energy.
In that case you might be conditioned to believe that whatever can go wrong, will and whatever can go right, probably won’t and will go wrong too. But this sounds like the complete opposite of what you’d want from the Law of Attraction, right?
If the negativity is so ingrained in you that you don’t notice it, how do you stop attracting the wrong people, the wrong situations, and the wrong feelings?
How can you be sure you’re not unconsciously perpetuating that negativity?
Well, the first step is being able to recognise that you may very well be a negative person. The next, is finding out how negative you actually are.
How Negative Are You?
Answer the following questions below to find out.
- I complain quite a bit, more so than not.
- Do you often point out what is wrong in the world or in your life in stead of what is going right?
- Do you criticise things in general? Or a particular person?
- Are you attracted to drama?
- Do you often blame others?
- Do you believe you have control of yourself and your emotions or do you just react without thinking? Leaving a trail of disaster?
- Do you often feel like you are in the right as the victim?
- Do you believe you are often the victim or only sometimes?
- Are you happy and grateful for the things that are or will you be happy and grateful when things finally start going right for you?
- Do you feel like things are happening for you or to you?
If you aren’t grateful for the things you have in your life and are constantly being complaisant, then you my friend, are a negative. But that’s okay… well, it’s not but we can find ways to make this right.
Step Number 1: Time To Go Green
Plants are fantastic ways to bring in positive energy, colour and an overall softness to a space. Ideally, each space in your home should have a little something to create that healthy, positive balance.
Step Number 2: Decrease The TV Time
As televisions, computers, tablets, cellphones, and gaming devices increase in processing power and screen resolution, their magnetic energy fields become more intense, and often the shows we watch emit a negative or distorted vibration that in turn attracts more negativity into our home. Try limit the amount of time you are spending on your device.
I am aware that weekends do tend do be a time for TV temptation, however, if you are short of ideas and have children, these are the hip and happening things to do:
Fun Things To Do with Kids on a Saturday in Jo’burg
Get creative and get cooking at a variety of child friendly cooking classes which are suitable for ages 5 and up.
- Oh Crumbs
- Tots n Pots
- Bright Young Chefs
Here are some fantastic activities to do in and around Johannesburg with children of all ages:
- Spend a day at the Johannesburg Zoo
- Go quad-biking
- Play Paintball (Age dependant)
- The Giant Maze in Honeydew
- Adventure Golf in Fourways
- Golf Reef City
- Jozi X
- Hashtag Escape – Get locked in a room with your friends and solve clues to find your way out!
- Ice Skating at NorthGate
- Take a trip to the Sci-Bono discovery centre
- Let the kids create their own furry friend at Build-a-Bear Workshop
- Have a loud and happy family meal at on these child-friendly restaurants in Johannesburg & surrounds
- Fall in love with the stars at the Johannesburg Planetarium
- Be transported into the world of theatre at the National Children’s Theatre
- Have a break while the kids play at the indoor Quack & Moo Clubhouse in Sunninghill
- Go skiing on Avalanche’s 65m indoor ski slope
- Roll through life at Roll Egoli Roller Rink in Bryanston
- Paint ceramics at Color Café in Dunkeld
- Watch a show at Montecasino Teatro
- Explore all that Emperors Palace has to offer – check out their garden of lights festival!
- Indulge in some pampering and self-care while the kids are being entertained at Mami Paradiso Day Spa
- Build strength and strategy skills while rock climbing at City Rock
- Celebrate the history of humankind at the Wits University Origins Centre
- Teach the kids about our political past at the Apartheid Museum
- Immerse yourself into the life of Gandhi at Satyagraha House
- Explore the world of tanks, trucks and fighter aeroplanes at the South African National Museum of Military History
- Get a rare glimpse of Johannesburg’s transport history at the James Hall Museum of Transport
- Learn about the history of the South African railways at the South African National Railway and Steam Museum
- Find your local “Park Run” and get involved!
- Go Go Karting
Places to go go karting:
- Indy Kart, Roodepoort, 011 764 2771
- Xtreme Indoor Karting, Fourways, 011 465 0088
- Randburg Raceway, Randburg, 011 792 2260
- Compu-Kart, Greenstone, 0861 465 278
- Super Kart, Rivonia 011 027 7033
Outdoor go karting
- Dirt Ryders, Lanseria, 071 677 8673
- Buggy Parks, Muldersdrift, 082 410 5331
- Soweto Outdoor Adventures, Soweto, 072 692 8159
Step Number 3: Burn Sage
Burning sage is one of the easiest and quickest ways for getting rid of negative energy. Native Americans have considered Sage a sacred plant for thousands of years. This multi-purpose plant was used for energy cleansing, ritual ceremonies, and healing. Today, medicine people continue to use Sage to help restore vitality and health to sick tribal members. It works by neutralising your energy field, a subtle yet powerful process that sharpens and enhances intuition.
Step Number 4: It’s All About Your Breathing
If you feel stressed or anxious, deep breathing is a simple and easy way to restore your mind-body-spirit to a place of peace and tranquility. Inhale positivity and exhale negativity. It’s that easy!
Step Number 5: Remove all the useless crap from your home!
Yes you heard me – out with the old and in with the new!
There’s a reason you feel so good after you clear off your counter.
Energy remains in objects, especially older objects. And depending on the energy type, they may physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually block our path forward.
When you hold onto unwanted “stuff,” there is no room for new opportunities to come into your life. So try to make sure that everything you own brings you joy. If it doesn’t… pass it on.
Step Number 6: Open up your home
It’s time to open those doors and windows and let the negativity blow away baaaaabaaaaay! Fresh air is a great trick in making one feel refreshed, healthy and positive.
Step Number 7: Chuck out any broken items
Keeping broken items in your house is bad feng shui, and sets the tone for what you will accept and tolerate in your own life.
Broken objects retain negative energy. If an object is irreparable, then it serves no purpose but to exude that it is in a “stuck” or negative state. Instead, look after, clean, and maintain existing, working household items — clothing, plants, furniture — and see the difference it makes to your mood.
Step Number 8: Time to play musical chairs
Let’s have a bit of fun with this one. I am aware that change can be difficult, even overwhelming for some,
but it doesn’t need to be daunting! A good way to freshen up your space is to simply play around with the arrangement of your furniture.
This could be as simple as switching the layout of two armchairs, or it could involve redoing a whole room. Either way, experimenting with rearranging furniture each month will help to give life to your home — and it doesn’t cost a cent.
Differences between Positive and Negative Attitudes
Let’s take a look in the real world; what differs positive attitude from a Negative Attitudes and how to identify them.
|Positive Attitude||Negative Attitude|
|Individuals who have a positive attitude will pay attention to the good, rather than bad in people, situations, events, etc.||People with a negative attitude ignore the good and pay attention to the bad in people, situations, events, etc.|
|Positive attitudes are rewarded. It means the individual is encouraged to do die the same thing in future.||Negative attitudes are punished in order to A discourage the same action in future.|
|If we think positive thoughts we will surely experience such emotions as joy, love, gratitude, peace, and hope.||If we think negative thoughts we will definitely have negative feelings such as anger, disappointment, irritation, envy, etc.|
|Having a “positive attitude” means a person believes everything happens for the best in the end.||A person with a “negatives attitude” tends to believe their best days are in the past. There is nothing to “look forward to” and considers it a waste of time and energy.|
|It is an optimistic approach for a person to achieve good results.||It is a pessimistic mindset of a person who is not capable of handling critical issues.|
|It can achieve long-term goals easily and in time||It can achieve some initial goals but not the long-term goals|
|It is a process of solving problems.||It is a process of looking for problems.|
|A person with a positive attitude pays attention to the virtues of others.||A person with a negative attitude pays attention to other people’s shortcomings.|
|These persons always see opportunities.||These persons see only limitations.|
It is difficult to categorise someone as a positive attitude and negative attitude.
People show a positive attitude for somethings and a negative attitude for somethings. This varies depending on a person’s goal, economic status, motivation, skill, self-belief, and opportunities.
For more, stay tuned to see what I write next on my blog