Say NO to Negativity!

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It’s time to say NO to negativity! With the continuing barrage of horrific world news, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and hopeless. Join me in releasing the toxicity of negativity by filling your life with the healing power of positivity.


Melanie Ott

Inspirational Thoughts

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you start having positive results.” ~ Willie Nelson

“The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.” ~ Oprah Winfrey

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” ~ Albert Einstein

Say NO to Negativity!

While you can’t make everything you encounter each day a uplifting experience, you have a lot more control over limiting negativity than you may think. Be purposeful and take control of what you can to experience greater positivity in your life.

For example, take a moment to consider your environment’s impact on your mood and energy:

Woman Chalkboard Wondering Yes Or No
Flip the Switch on Negativity

Negativity is entertaining, distracting, and contagious. It’s easy to fall into negative thinking traps: automatically anticipating the worst case, magnifying the negative aspects of a situation while filtering out the positive ones, or allowing your self doubts to undermine and get the best of you.

To avoid being drawn into negativity, learn to recognize it, then apply positivity tools to combat it. When fretting over a doomsday outcome, also consider the best-case result. When a conversation starts a downward spiral, practice redirection — graciously shifting the discussion towards more uplifting topics. And when you anticipate facing a negative person or situation, arm yourself with positive responses and approaches.

Consider your negative head chatter — those swirling thoughts like, “I hope I don’t mess this up,” or, “What if they think my comment is stupid?” The problem isn’t having negative thoughts; the problem is buying in to them. Rather than accepting and allowing negative thoughts to govern your life, take charge to shift them into ones that are more supportive, such as: “I am well-prepared and will be successful,” and, “My ideas and input are valuable.”

A Positivity Action Plan

Positivity is a skill that takes practice and time — but the reward is well worth the effort! Here are a few tips to help you say NO to negativity.

At Leap Forward Coaching our process will help you say NO to negativity — and embrace the power of positivity to cultivate your most joyful, successful, and fulfilled life.

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