2018 · April

Negativity is a Poison

Hello, Readers!

I’ve been on a journey of self-discovery for a long time now. So many things have come to light for me, but the one thing that stands out now more than ever is the negativity that surrounds us every day. I see it on social media and interactions at stores, I even see it in my own home.

It is hard to be a positive person and spread that when you are surrounded by more negativity than positivity. I won’t lie and say that every day is always positive for me, but I am working on finding positive experiences even on a negative day for me.

This is something that’s stuck out for me for quite some time now, but I’ve been rolling it around in my head to try to write this the best way possible. Just the other day I was cruising through my Facebook news feed. Now, most people complain because they see the political things and all of that. I, however, have managed to clean abused animals, political things and such off my newsfeed over the past years.

That isn’t the type of negativity that I’m talking about. It is more a general negativity. There are posts such as ‘Post down below things you hate that people say’. Really? I won’t lie and say there aren’t things that really irritate me that I’ve heard. Mostly, I try to shake my head and move on past that. Especially lately where negativity stands out so much to me in my environments rather online or off.


Even in my own home, negativity reigns supreme. So much of the words that come out of our mouths are saturated in negative connotations or are meant to be judgmental and cruel. I’ve gotten to the point that it actually gives me an eye twitch to hear it.

While I am on a path to cleanse myself emotionally, spiritually and my deeper self it is hard to be around so much negativity. I also know that it is my journey and not everyone else’s’ journey. That they might not share my opinion on things and have no problem continuing their prior behaviors.

My life will come down to a matter of what I’m willing to accept into my life and what I’m not. As my journey remains a constant one, I’m sure things will change and grow along the way. I know I have made leaps and bounds dealing with my anxiety and depression. Now, I’m working on discovering my true self and passion.

That is where my life is at currently. I’ll leave you with one question…if you knew your life was passing quickly and your time was limited, what is one thing that you would do?

Until next time, remember to L.O.L. (Live life, Own life, Love life)

6 thoughts on “Negativity is a Poison

  1. Wow what a question. I’d tell all my family members how much I love them and what they mean to me. Friends also.

  2. Ridding yourself of negativity is a very difficult but important thing to do. It’s been a struggle for me to rid myself of negative thoughts directed toward myself. I’m my biggest critic.

    To answer your question, if my time was limited, I would quit my job and spend more time with my family. I would also finish some writing projects so I wouldn’t feel as if I had unfinished business.

    1. Getting rid of all the negativity in my life is definitely an ongoing process and there are some days that are easier for me to get through then others.

      I think those are great ways to finish of your time. I know I have plenty of unfinished business. I’ve tried using the tactic on myself that I don’t know how soon my time will be up so I need to get a move on getting some of the things done that I want to accomplish. I admit, so far that hasn’t worked for me.

  3. if you knew your life was passing quickly and your time was limited, what is one thing that you would do? This is the question that I had to face last year this time. ( 1 Year anniversary was 4/20) Seriously scary!
    However, I believe that I am better off now than I was then. Not only being cancer free, but you are so right with the negativity. I have had to separate myself from the Debbie Downers in my family (siblings, and extended family), avoid social media for exactly that reason, and find ways to combat the anxiety.
    What is one thing I would do? I made the decision to LIVE each day. I would be a blessing to someone in some small way, every day. I would do something for myself towards my goals every day. I would be quick to say I love you, I care about you, I’m so glad you’re in my life.
    I limit the amount of time that I will be around those Debbie Downers, and avoid some altogether.
    To be honest though, the first few weeks I was in shock, and my mind was reeling. Then going through treatment, I only had the energy to say I love you. Chemo brain is a very real thing and for months I couldn’t even focus on anything. I tried to sit down and write one day and stared at the screen until I closed it out and had a crying jag.
    Cherish each day, make the most of that day because you won’t get it back!

    1. I love the way you’ve handled everything and are continuing to live your life. I hope to never face anything quite like that, but if I do, I know I’ll fight hard. Thank you. I try harder to do those very same things.

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