Live a Little: Don’t Let Negativity Get You

October 14, 2012Katja Presnal

 

Refuse Negativity

Today I’m encouraging you to eliminate negativity from your life and refusing negativity to get you down. It may not be all that easy, negative people and negative attitudes and bad news easily surround us in our every day lives, whether it’s depressing song lyrics on morning radio or grumpy check-out girl at the grocery store. It’s life. There are still many things you can do to stop negativity from other people getting you down.

Don’t let others define your limits, and belittle what is adventurous to you. Don’t also let other people to bring you down and define what happiness is to you.

A friend of mine quoted a Finnish proverb on Facebook this week that translates into something like “you’ll know your true friends when in a time of need,” meaning that friends will show their true colors when things are going bad for you, and they will be there for you. She said something interesting that she has noticed the complete opposite – you’ll know your true friends when things are going well! And think about it, it is so true!!! Have you ever noticed when you are so excited and happy about something in your life, your “friends” start belittling it, or are not joining you to celebrate it? Sometimes this is the worst kind of negativity in your life you can get!!!

If you are in your journey to live Skimbaco lifestyle to enjoy every day life and making the best out of YOUR life, you might have to sometimes rethink the people you surround yourself with. You might have to fight the negativity around you and you can’t fight it with negativity. You have to fight the negativity with positivity, or kill with kindness, like they say. I sometimes say the best revenge is being awesome, and while I don’t really literally mean I want revenge, I do mean that you have to fight the negativity with positivity, and just have to keep on going doing the things that make you happy and you know in your heart that are the best for you. Most importantly; don’t let the negativity to get you down.

How are you living a little?

 

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work. Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners. She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

Comments (4)

  1. The comment, “you’ll know your true friends when in a time of need,” could never be more true. My best friends are the ones the tell me, “your acting up and need to change your perspective.” I love this! Have the time to reflect in myself but also having the support to tell me is is invaluable. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this topic.

  2. Naomi

    Attitude is everything, isn’t it? Trying to remember that when everything is getting you down is the tough part but I’m working on it.

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