Tip of the Day: Staying Positive in a Negative Environment
Never respond when you are not calm. If you are not sure that you are calm, do not respond. Take time to calm yourself down first.
Speak in a gentle tone to reduce the tension of the situation and realize that you can find opportunities in negative situations.
Look at the content of what people say to you for something positive that you can act upon to improve yourself. Do not just reject the whole messages. For the rest of the messages which is negative, simply ignore it.
Maintain positive view of the people. Maybe you do not like their messages or behavior, but that doesn’t mean that you can hate them personally.
If you make mistakes, be open to admit it and remember this quote by George Bernard Shaw: “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”
Listen to motivational audio programs to feed positive thoughts into your mind or talk to a positive friend who can encourage you.
And lastly; realize that you cannot please everyone. In fact, nobody can. Sometimes you need to just let some people go.