While we know being around and participating in negativity is not beneficial to us, removing ourselves from it can sometimes be challenging.
This is especially true if the environment we’re exposed to is an unhealthy, negative environment.
At times, recognising that we’re in a negative state such as complaining or getting frustrated, can be useful because we can use it to identify what we prefer instead. On the other hand, if we allow ourselves to remain in a negative state for any prolonged period of time, it can:
- Destroy our creativity.
- Affect our behaviour and how we interact with others.
- Decrease our productivity and effectiveness.
- Cause others to avoid us, which can be costly in the long term.
If negativity is not good for us, then why do we find it difficult to remove ourselves from it?