Stay Positive Around Complainers & People That Trigger You
Happy Hanukkah and Merry (Almost) Christmas! As families and friends circle around you next week, you may notice that some of them aren’t exactly happy or merry.
One of the questions I always get asked is: What do you do around negative people? How do you stay positive when you are surrounded by people who complain, say mean things, or are just plain unpleasant?
Today’s happiness lesson will give you a few tips and tricks that I’ve discovered over the years. My latest podcast is also on this same topic, so check that out too! Below I list 3 different tools that you can use the next time you encounter a Bad News Bob or Bad News Betty (someone who complains a ton).
A friend of mine mentioned this. I LOVE it! If you get triggered by family members or friends, try this. Next time they say something mean, picture yourself wrapping your hand around their head and giving them a big noogie and saying “ohhh you’re so cute with your….narcissism and meanness and way you always criticize me!” Or insert whatever they do to bother you. This will shift the way you see them and add lightness to the situation, which may help you not take them so seriously.