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You Should Live In The Present! Watch this Amazing Film And See Why!

You Should Live In The Present! Watch this Amazing Film And See Why!

We all get caught up in our daily routines, and we constantly hear the clock ticking. When we are only focused on rushing to do everything on time, we forget to cherish the present moment. This is what this great video, entitled “Destiny,” is trying to teach us – live in the present. We cannot escape our destinies, but we can enjoy every step of the way on our life journeys if we just stop and smell the roses.

Don’t get caught up in time

As we follow the daily routine of the main character of this film, we see that his actions are well rehearsed, as if he’s done them a million times. His house is filled with clocks, all perfectly aligned, as he can’t allow himself to step out of his schedule even for a second. As he leaves the house, he is so busy looking at his broken pocket watch that he doesn’t notice that a bus is going to hit him. His mind is so preoccupied with time that he is completely unaware of what is going on around him at that very moment.

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He passes away, but is brought back to life several times as he desperately tries to stop his untimely passing. It’s only when he breaks his alarm clock, realizing that the time doesn’t mean anything, that he sees the beauty surrounding him- just simple scenery of the sun shining through the dark clouds. So simple, yet so powerful. He learns his lesson, yet destiny manages to catch up with him in another way.

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Make every moment count

Even when everything around us seems to happen at such a rapid pace, we shouldn’t let it suck us in. We need to be aware of and see the beauty in even the most mundane things around us. Soak up all the amazing things happening around you, because you never know when destiny will come knocking. Make every moment of your life a great one. So what if you are stuck in traffic? Play some music and sing as loud as you can. Take deep breaths and fully enjoy the fact that you are alive now, that you can walk, laugh, and see all the beautiful things in this world.

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Featured photo credit: https://www.youtube.com/ via youtube.com

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Last Updated on January 18, 2019

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

7 Ways To Deal With Negative People

Some people will have a rain cloud hanging over them, no matter what the weather is outside. Their negative attitude is toxic to your own moods, and you probably feel like there is little you can do about it.

But that couldn’t be farther from the truth.

If you want to effectively deal with negative people and be a champion of positivity, then your best route is to take definite action through some of the steps below.

1. Limit the time you spend with them.

First, let’s get this out of the way. You can be more positive than a cartoon sponge, but even your enthusiasm has a chance of being afflicted by the constant negativity of a friend.

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In fact, negativity has been proven to damage your health physically, making you vulnerable to high levels of stress and even cardiac disease. There’s no reason to get hurt because of someone else’s bad mood.

Though this may be a little tricky depending on your situation, working to spend slightly less time around negative people will keep your own spirits from slipping as well.

2. Speak up for yourself.

Don’t just absorb the comments that you are being bombarded with, especially if they are about you. It’s wise to be quick to listen and slow to speak, but being too quiet can give the person the impression that you are accepting what’s being said.

3. Don’t pretend that their behavior is “OK.”

This is an easy trap to fall into. Point out to the person that their constant negativity isn’t a good thing. We don’t want to do this because it’s far easier to let someone sit in their woes, and we’d rather just stay out of it.

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But if you want the best for this person, avoid giving the false impression that their negativity is normal.

4. Don’t make their problems your problems.

Though I consider empathy a gift, it can be a dangerous thing. When we hear the complaints of a friend or family member, we typically start to take on their burdens with them.

This is a bad habit to get into, especially if this is a person who is almost exclusively negative. These types of people are prone to embellishing and altering a story in order to gain sympathy.

Why else would they be sharing this with you?

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5. Change the subject.

When you suspect that a conversation is starting to take a turn for the negative, be a champion of positivity by changing the subject. Of course, you have to do this without ignoring what the other person said.

Acknowledge their comment, but move the conversation forward before the euphoric pleasure gained from complaining takes hold of either of you.

6. Talk about solutions, not problems.

Sometimes, changing the subject isn’t an option if you want to deal with negative people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still be positive.

I know that when someone begins dumping complaints on me, I have a hard time knowing exactly what to say. The key is to measure your responses as solution-based.

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You can do this by asking questions like, “Well, how could this be resolved?” or, “How do you think they feel about it?”

Use discernment to find an appropriate response that will help your friend manage their perspectives.

7. Leave them behind.

Sadly, there are times when we have to move on without these friends, especially if you have exhausted your best efforts toward building a positive relationship.

If this person is a family member, you can still have a functioning relationship with them, of course, but you may still have to limit the influence they have over your wellbeing.

That being said, what are some steps you’ve taken to deal with negative people? Let us know in the comments.

You may also want to read: How to Stop the Negative Spin of Thoughts, Emotions and Actions.

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