How To: Avoid the Negative Energy of Other People

Avoid the Negative Energy of Other People

Nothing like one bad apple in human form to put a damper on the rest of your day. Thankfully, you have the power to implement a number of strategies to keep the Negative Nancys and Debbie Downers of the world from completely ruining your good mood and high spirits.

Below are five ways to avoid and diffuse the negative energy of pessimists, cynics, critics, know-it-alls, and other common jerk monsters who have a way of popping into our lives.

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very nice thoughts

nice that work iam pro in nlp

I'm not at a high enough level to summon a unicorn. All i get is some type of gerbil.

Yumi, you are most sage and most quirky and MOST lovely!

Dear Yumi, Could you make an illustration about beating cancer? or difficult illness? Or about keeping your head up when you have to deal with such? A friend of mine has Leukemia and could uses some yumi-couragement!

Hi Melissa, that will definitely be useful for many people. Thank you for sharing your idea--and all my best wishes for your friend.

In dialogue with unicorn, should be "you're welcome", not "your". Still love the illustration, though!

Oops, yes. This unicorn is bad at grammar but so good-hearted.

Keep rockin that dope logic Yumi ;)

How can I diffuse myself. I am the monster

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