Coping Constructively–Nix the Negativity

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Coping Constructively–Nix the Negativity

Everyday in every way I am involved in some way with helping people to cope. Whether personally or professionally devised and delivered, coping tips are the same for all, including me!

Here are a few of my favorites to help you nix your negativity and cope with life with greater peace of mind.

1. Re-set your Mind set!  Change your perspective on experiences. Refrain from personalizing others’ actions or thinking you know exactly what someone else is thinking.  When you can remember that all roads do not lead back to you, you will be more emotionally freed from worry and anxiety. This re-set can give you more peace of mind and more space in your mind to concentrate on what interests and excites you.

2. Notice your own Emotional reactions. Are you getting frustrated or angry over things you cannot control? If so, you might want to apply the serenity prayer that asks Higher Power for the wisdom to be able to know the difference between what you can change and what you cannot change. Being able to accept what you cannot control leads to more serenity and reduces anxiety and stress.

3. Understand your own Intentions! When you know what motivates you and you know what outcome you hope to get from a certain action, you will be in a better position to understand how come you do what you do. From that understanding will come greater awareness of what you are doing and why. Again, this leads to more peace of mind.

4. Let Go without Giving Up. You do not have to be perfect and you can still do your best to do better. You do not have to be liked by all, so release yourself from this pressure. However, you can continue to act in ways that are most likely to be liked. Attempting to be all things to all people is miracle grow for failure; and feeling like a failure is a sure way to negativity. All you have to do is work toward knowing who you are. The secret to letting go is not to push yourself too hard, or push away your feelings; but rather to accept your Self and flow toward being more of who you truly are.

5. Say What you mean, Mean what you Say, and Don’t say it Mean!  Doesn’t this speak for itself in a way? This type of expression leads to Self-respect and respect from others, even if people do not always get what you mean. Self-respect leads to Self-worth, which leads to greater sense of inner peace. And inner peace provides a big nix on the negativity!


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