Seeing the glass half empty is no way to live. Negativity is contagious, so adapting a positive attitude can make life more fulfilling. Here are some habits of pessimistic people and how to stop them in their tracks:
Victimization: A pessimist will see themselves as the victim in almost every situation. They seek pity, but don’t possess the strength to make the situation better. Realizing that nobody’s perfect and that bad things happen to everyone can help create a positive outlook.
Ignoring their own problems: We must all be held accountable for our actions. Owning up to our mistakes by being honest and apologizing is important.
Too competitive: Healthy competition is a good thing, but we can’t win all the time. Seeing the lesson in the loss will move us ahead.
Jealousy: Comparing ourselves to others only sets us back. Acknowledging what we have keeps the focus on our own lives.
Impatience: Anxiously awaiting the future means we lose the opportunity to make great things happen today.
Avoiding others: Negative people tend to isolate. Time for yourself is important, but being antisocial isn’t healthy. Planning time to be with loved ones makes us feel good.
Complaining: This habit focuses attention on negativity.Counter each complaint with three blessings.