Negative emotions is the root of all evils so to speak, they are one of the major causes for decrease in self-esteem, life dissatisfaction and maybe even procrastinating on something you’ve been wanting to do. Good news is you can eliminate them by realizing the following points that may contribute to trashing out negativity –

Avoid comparing yourself to others.

We all differ from each other from looks down to our inner gut so no need to compare, we don’t even have the same sequence of DNA to begin with and that’s how we’re made to be. Your strength may be another’s weakness and vice versa so cut the crap and stop comparing, the only person you can compare yourself with is your past self.

Never underestimate what you can do.

Everyone has a gift so believe that you can do something and go for it. Failing forms part of the road towards success so don’t fret, it’s all part of the learning curve.

Underestimating your competencies will only feed your self-doubt which will eventually lower your self-esteem and here’s where negative emotions love to thrive so just do your best and know in your heart that YOU CAN.

Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
Turn your face towards the sun and the shadows fall behind you.

Surround yourself with positivity and those that lift you up.

Negativity drains and its toxicity pulls you down so stay away from it as much as possible. Weeding out negative emotions involve having to be with people who cheer you up.

Optimistic people tend to choose being happy and filter themselves out of those who are negative.

Being optimistic isn’t always being happy. It’s taking what the world throws at you and saying I’m not going to let this get me down.

You do not need the approval of others to be you.

A quote from Steve Jobs – “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.” The truth is society is not a good indicator for what’s right for you, they tend to stick to current norms and just go with the flow. Abandon the need for validation from others and stick to who you really are and what you want.

Learn to say NO.

A responsible person knows how to say no at the right time. A lot still struggle to develop this skill resulting in unnecessary commitments, excessive obligations and negative emotions.

Bottomline is never agree on something only to please others, you’re the best judge to know what will make you happy.

A huge indicator of self-respect and confidence is when you learn to delineate when to say yes or no. Don’t allow others to influence your decision either way.

Leave your mistakes to the past and don’t look back.

We all have had a “messy” past in whatever way we define it but the key in shaking it back to “normal” again and move forward is to leave the past in the past and never look back. There’s beauty in the learnings it has left you and that’s what should remain, just the lessons.


So there goes my two cents worth of inputs on throwing away negativity from our lives. With so much hate surrounding us let’s all put in our little share of good and happiness to make this world a better place to live in.