Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Journal entry 155--Negative

Describe what you do to fight off negative thinking.

I have some people in my life that are real Debby Downers. Anything I say they have a comeback of something negative. Usually when this happens I try to say nothing but positive things. If this person says that someone is doing something wrong, I counter it with, "I think they are nice or have good intentions." It usually gets the negative person to either change their comments or they stop talking to me because I won't participate with the negativity. It's difficult to be around a constantly negative person because it brings you down and is just plain annoying. Hopefully I'm not like this.


Lilith Silvermane said...

Great question! It fits with people thinking negative thoughts about themselves and their resolutions.

I posted!!

rebecca said...

This is one of the best tricks I've learned from my hubby. He's so good at turning the conversation positive. I need to work on my skills a little more. I can get sucked in.

PinkLady said...

Very well said. I have long learned to detach from negative people and negative remarks. But sometimes there are just people who really are good at pushing the wrong buttons and you end up being defensive.