Some people raise us up; we are really pleased to see them, they brighten our day and put a spring in our step. Conversely there are those that seem to bring a cloud of negativity with them. Nothing is ever right, this happened, or that happened. Or worse still, is about to go wrong.
What do you do when you are with these people? Do you allow them to lower your mood?
I have some experience of a serious mood hoover, someone I used to allow to bring me down just by thinking about them, let alone when spending any time with them.
Fortunately I came across a brilliant book, Success Principles by Jack Canfield, which talks about our choices and how it is up to us how we accept negativity and how to choose what we want.
Another great resource is The Law of Attraction by Michael Losier. Michael has a friend called Betty who scores very low on his 1 to 10 mood level rating. He explains that by choosing not to let Betty bring him down, he ignores her negative comments, he overcomes that mood hoover.
So, do you have a “Betty” in your life? How about changing the way your “Betty” interacts with you!
There are a number of ways to ditch the mood hoovers. Either just ignore them and move on or help the Bettys’ become more positive.
In my own experience the solution is to share the negative comments with my better half and we laugh about them. This may work for you. The main thing is that you recognise a mood hoover and do something about them.
If you want to learn how to shed your Betty’s, give me call on 07766 080770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org