7 Sources of Negativity in Your Life You Need to Get Rid of ...


Negativity is something no one needs in their life. It can drag you down and make you feel defeated. You can have a beautiful, powerful life achieving your dreams. You’ll find your chances of happiness are much greater when you get rid of these sources of negativity.

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Discouragement from the past

Discouragement from the past is all those little messages people have sent you that you can’t achieve your goals. They’re also those hurtful comments that you’ve never let go of. Everyone has had things like that said to them at some point in time. The important thing is that you don’t hold onto them any longer. Choose to only allow positive, encouraging messages space in your heart.


Toxic Relationships

Toxic relationships can drain you of any positivity that you may be feeling. They’re something you definitely need to be careful of. The truth is that most of us have at least one or two toxic relationships in our life. It may be time to cut them out. If that isn’t a possibility then at least consider putting some boundaries in place to offer you protection from that toxicity.


Lack of Support

If you don’t have support in your life then you need to reach for it by going where the love is. This phrase is something I heard a couple of years ago when I was going through something personal. When there’s someone in your life, be it friend or family member, that isn’t giving you what you need, choose to move on. It doesn’t mean that you sever ties. What it does mean is that you’re wise enough to turn to those that can offer you the love and support you need for life’s journey. Going where the love is will always fill your heart with joy.



Anxiety is a negative emotion and a big source of negativity. While everyone feels anxiety sometimes, you don’t want to allow that to take over your life. Make it your goal to minimize anxiety in your life. Work on relaxing more and thinking positive. It’s not easy but with some practice, you can overcome anxiety’s hold on your life.


Negative Expectations

Believe the best for yourself. Picture the world smiling down on you and things going in your favor. It’s amazing that your attitude can have such a large effect on how things play out in your life but it’s true. If you expect positivity then positivity will come to you. The same will happen if you expect negativity. Making the choice to believe good things are coming your way is a choice made with wisdom.


Negative Surroundings

Another thing you want to get rid of when you’re cleaning negativity out of your life is negative surroundings. Purpose to build a positive life. Find a place you’d love to live and work toward that goal. Invest in a job that offers you satisfaction and happiness. Make friends that care about you and add value to your life.


Your Own Inner (Negative) Voice

This may be the most difficult yet the most important source of negativity to get rid of. I’m talking about your own inner negative voice. You know, that little voice that convinces you to doubt yourself? Get rid of it. When you start hearing those messages of negativity, make a decision to tell yourself something uplifting and affirming instead. Your life can and will be positive when you dig all the negativity out of it.

These’re 7 sources of negativity that you may have in your life. Do you struggle with any of them? Share your stories here.

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Michelle is absolutely right, anxiety is something you can't simply "get rid of"

Coming from a person that suffered from anxiety disorder. Anxiety is not negativity it's an illness. You obviously don't know how it feels to have real anxiety so I would do your research before you say something.

Really enjoyed this. I think the person writing this was referring to the type of " general anxiety " I too suffer from severe anxiety it's debilitating at it's worst, but I wasn't offended by this post. Love and light ladies xx

Moderate to severe anxiety is a medical condition that can't just be wished away, like depression.

2-4,6 apply. @ Michelle I believe there's different degrees of anxiety, with some people dealing with it daily (disorder) to others occasionally. Though even if you suffer from it daily it might make you feel more negative. The trick is to find a way so the anxiety isn't taking control & to look for the positives in life & not focus on negative elements.

@Charli I like the way you think, keep it up :D

Love this post! I think another element should be patience. You might not get what you want immediately but think of the fact that eventually it will come your way. That's what I mostly do when i feel things aren't going my way.

Thanks for posting:)

I also have severe anxiety. I'm a very tense person. It's hard indeed, I'm not sure if it will ever go away. But I must go on and believe that I can and I will push through!! I listen to music to help calm me, it really works.

*meaning that depression and anxiety cannot be wished away. Both are medical conditions.

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