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Self-Esteem

What is Causing Negativity in Your Life?

Guest Blogger: Beth Sager

There are many causes of negativity. Sometimes, a person can be their own worst enemy. Be honest, have you ever caught yourself thinking negative thoughts? Self-sabotage is only one area that might be causing negativity in your life. Friends and family just might be another.

“I’m not pretty enough.”

“I’m not smart enough to get that new job.”

“No one would want to hire me.”

“I can’t ask someone out. Who would want to date me?”

Everyone has had a negative thought run through their head from time to time, but allowing these kinds of thoughts on a day-to-day basis tends to turn the thoughts into reality. If you tell yourself enough times that you can’t get a job, or a partner, or a raise, or what have you, in the end, you’ll be right. If you want to truly improve your life, you must stop the cycle of self-sabotage.

Sometimes it isn’t just you telling yourself that you’re not good enough. Sometimes it is those who are supposed to love you the most, your friends and family. They may not even realize they are doing it. At times, they may feel they have your best interest at heart. Perhaps they are simply unhappy in their own lives and are living in their own cloud of negativity and don’t realize how it is affecting others.

You can break out of the negative hold your friends and family have on you. It truly is your choice. That may seem odd, but only you can decide how someone else’s actions will affect you. Just because they are negative or upset about a situation, does not mean you need to be as well.

It is your choice whether or not to be involved in their issues. Sometimes a little distance is a good thing. You might not be able to pick your family, but you did pick your friends. If you find that your friends are bringing negativity into your life, it might be time to consider letting them go.

It’s never easy to end a friendship, but sometimes it is necessary. People tend to attract what they put out. If your friends are negative, it’s important to take a good look at yourself first. If you are projecting negativity, then you are likely to attract it. If you can attract the bad, you can also attract the good.

Once you determine what is causing the negativity in your life, it’s up to you to take the necessary steps to drive out the negative and bring in the positive.

Need More Help? Psychic Source live advisors can help you with the questions you may have about life. Their psychics will use clairvoyance to see the true direction for you.

About the Author

Beth Sager is a freelance writer of web content for the past three years. She also writes plays and has had several produced and published. She has a BA and MFA in Creative Writing. She lives in South Carolina with her two dogs, Truman and Sammy. She wrote this article on behalf of Psychic Source.

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