We live in a world where we're connected to everyone 24x7. It is easy to fall prey to drama and someone else's negativity, and their views. There is no point arguing with them--because they aren't going to change their perspective. The best thing to do is to step away.
Our reality is what we CHOOSE to FOCUS on.
Here are 5 easy things I do, which helps me escape the negativity and the drama which all of us are bombarded with, on a daily basis.
1. I focus on LOVE and reach out to the genuine ones
Yesterday at the Bangalore book event a reader, Buvana read out a BEAUTIFUL poem which she wrote, where she used all my book titles. I am sharing it here.
You can find her on Intstagram with the handle @Buvisgotyal
If you have such tokens of love in your life (maybe a happy picture, or a gift a loved one gave you) then keep it somewhere where you SEE it. Focus on the LOVE.
2. Change the energy by lighting incense/using a fragrance
I am a huge believer in the 'energy' of a place. I can sense energies (positive and negative). I am highly sensitive to it. One thing that helps me instantly is lighting 'sambrani'.
This is my antique sambrani holder. If you are allergic to the smoke or fragrance, use something that works for YOU. Smell is such an important thing in changing energies.
3. Tidy and clear your space
For me, one thing that helps me is tidying and clearing my space. I like clean uncluttered simple spaces. I try to keep mine that way. I am a huge fan of Konmari and have read her book: The life changing magic of tidying up. It is an amazing read. It's about a philosophy--not just about tidying spaces.
4. Read read read
This year I am reading a hundred books. I am sharing all that I read on my Instagram . You can find it in my highlights called 'Books'. Reading a good book helps me take my mind off all the negativity.
I practise Ashtanga yoga and it helps me a LOT. I do the headstand daily. Now I am aware that not everyone would be able to suddenly take up yoga. But what you CAN do is put on your headphones, lie down in a room for ten minutes, and just listen to ten guided meditation videos. Just follow the instructions---and you feel refreshed at the end of ten minutes. I am sharing one of my favourite ones.
These are things that work always for me!
Do you do any of these? What do YOU do to combat negativity? Do you intend following any of the above?
Please share in my comment box. I would love to know your thoughts.
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