It’s inevitable; we all have to deal with negative people at some point in our lives.
But, what if those people who constantly bring you down are your closest family members? It can be really tough.
Tough because you may not find it easy to remain loving and compassionate towards them, without being dragged into their negativity.
Here are some tips to help you cope with your negative family members…
Don’t Fan The Flames
Never argue with negative people because it only fuels the fire more.
Sure, you can listen to what they’re saying, but be very careful not to agree or participate in the conversation.
Why? Because such people feed off negative energy. Confirming or supporting their negative views, only entrenches them deeper into their negative perceptions.
As if that’s not bad enough, the more you participate in such conversations, the more you’ll become accustomed to expecting the worst in your life.
Therefore, the wisest thing you can do is to remain quiet when they speak, and let their negative comments or complaints pass.