When you are in a negative environment
If it is your workplace, or people in your home, know that you do not have to take it in. You can DETACH. Sometimes just knowing that it is their problem, not yours in enough. You can also visualize a healing light around them. Visualization can be very powerful and gives you some perspective that often their drama has nothing to do with you.
When you are out with a negative person
If someone is very negative, it is better to excuse yourself and separate from them. Sometimes, we may feel guilty about doing this, especially if it’s a family member, but the price we pay for staying is too great. If we can’t remove ourselves, the next best thing is not to engage with them. Don’t fuel the fire. Let them rant, you don’t have to be a part of it. (Britt, please check spelling of rant)
When negative mind-talk is getting the best of you!
Spot it. Be aware of what you are telling yourself throughout the day. Would you talk to your best friend like that? NO. So stop. Turn your attention on something else that is more nurturing to you. Often, this requires doing something totally opposite of what you think you should do.