Daily Dose of Inspiration – I Don’t Care

It’s tough to live a positive life around negative people.

So the best way to protect your energy is to have a “I Don’t Care Attitude”

Dealing with negativity can be quite a downer.  I once had a coworker whose negative energy would wash over me on a daily basis.  In our conversations, she would complain endlessly about everything – work tasks, family, friends, health, and anything else she could think of.  She was also extremely cynical about others, often doubting their intentions and judging them harshly.  Talking to her wasn’t a pleasant experience, to say the least.

Maintaining a level of emotional detachment is vital for keeping stress at a distance.  Not allowing negative people (or anyone for that matter) to put the weight of their inadequacies on your back is vital to your emotional health and happiness.  It all comes down to how you value yourself, and thus believe in yourself.

People who manage their lives effectively are generally those who work internally – i.e. those who know that success and well-being comes from within (internal locus of control).  Negative people generally work externally – i.e. blame others or outside events for everything that does or doesn’t happen (external locus of control).

When your sense of satisfaction and self-worth are derived from the opinions of others, you are no longer in control of your own happiness.  Know this.  When emotionally strong people feel good about something they’ve done, they don’t let anyone’s shallow opinions or spiteful remarks take that away from them.

Truth be told, you’re never as good as everyone says when you win, and you’re never as terrible as they tell you when you lose.  The important thing is what you’ve learned, and what you’re doing with it.

29 Comments Add yours

  1. I absolutely agree with what you say here & it can take a long time to find our tribe so to speak so persistence is key.

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    1. Clare says:

      Oh my …… finding that tribe! not a walk in the park….. you’ve got to earn it.

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      1. Tell me about it 🙂 No one tells us that when we walk the spiritual path.

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  2. Anna says:

    Great piece, thanks for writing it! I wholeheartedly agree with everything.

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    1. Glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by.

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  3. priti c says:

    Totally agree with you,one should never be influenced by what others think about them,great post to read 👍👌

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  4. Great advice! I can’t stand people pouring negative energy onto everybody around them. I don’t see the point in being negative. If I can, I remove myself from the conversation.

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  5. Thank you for this! Very wise words & appreciate the friendly reminder!

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  7. Hooray for positivity! 😄 Nicely put. I learned long ago not to absorb the opinions of other people, and that has helped to shape me into a confident woman who is satisfied with her own accomplishments and appearance. It also enables me to be an encourager to other people, who may still be in a place where they need such external boosts to lift their self-esteem.

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  8. luckyjc007 says:

    This is so true! Often times we find ourselves caught up in the web of negative thoughts, but we must break away and go in a more positive direction.

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    1. I agree. We need to create a system within ourselves which helps us identify the negative thought as soon as it comes it arrives.

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      1. Mindfulness will do it 🙂

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  9. “When your sense of satisfaction and self-worth are derived from the opinions of others, you are no longer in control of your own happiness.”

    thats the gist of it all!!! only if each person in this world live by it. it will be a bliss!

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  10. Needed this, Thank you for this reminder!

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    1. Glad it came at the right time for you. Take care!

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  12. FunmibiFayemi says:

    I totally agree with you. I’ve been studying ‘The law of Attraction’ which basically explains why people experience some things is because that’s what they attract… Negative people; Negative thoughts are a NO NO!
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  13. RITU RAJ says:

    So the best way to protect your energy is to have a “I Don’t Care Attitude”

    So true.

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    1. In my view, Yes. Protect your energy at all cost.

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  14. RITU RAJ says:

    If you save your energy you can put it into something productive rather than just giving into negativity

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  15. RITU RAJ says:

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  16. timatimeline says:

    Awesome post! I dealt with the same thing at work was so happy when I left

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  17. nellycherry says:

    Great post very enlightning

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  18. Arlene G. says:

    Thank you for liking “Luna’s.” Great advice! While you may not be able to completely avoid encounters with negative and annoying people, you can control how you react and respond to them.

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