When you've let a chronically negative person into your life, it can be hard to evict their toxic energy once they've moved on. These are four useful ways to keep from absorbing that negative energy.
1. Take responsibility for yourself.
The way you feel and the things you do is completely up to you. Maybe we're tested by some of the people who enter our lives, but all things considered, you're the one in charge of how you feel. You simply must make a conscious decision not to be impacted by the energy of negative people. That's step number one.
2. Take some time to breathe.
When I'm surrounded by negative vibes, I just pick up and leave and head to the woods. I spend time in nature because it makes me feel purified in a sense. Like all negativity is washed off of me. Once there, I breathe deeply. I smell the air. I let it revitalize me. When I inhale, I breathe in neutral energy. Once mine, I make it good. When I exhale, I breathe out the negative energy. It's rather therapeutic.
3. Just ignore it.
In the same way a parasite requires a host in order to live, a negative person needs someone to absorb their negativity. Otherwise, what's the point? When you ignore a negative person, you take the wind out of their sails. You can't tell them how they should be, but you can decide whether or not to pay attention.
4. Just know you can't make everyone happy.
If you've got a real problematic person in your life talking smack and complaining non-stop, just remember that you can't make everyone happy. The negative energy wants to bring us down to a lower low, but by remembering that you can't make everyone happy, you keep your energy upbeat and positive.