Negativity is a drain. It can greatly affect your business, possibly lead you into depression and hurt your business.

Welcome to another edition of Hospitality Property School.

I am your instructor, Gerry MacPherson and today, I am going to look at “How to Remove Negativity from Your Life”.



Why would you want to remove negativity from your life?

The main reason is

negativity is a drain

Another is that most people try to avoid negative people as much as possible or at least reduce their contact with them to an absolute minimum.

If you’re suffering from an excess of negativity it can greatly affect your business and possibly lead you into depression and to a downward spiral.


How do you remove negativity from your life?

Here are some tips that can help.


  1. Be Grateful

Gratitude is a powerful weapon against negativity.

It’s the opposite and once you learn to be grateful more often you’ll find that your negativity struggles to manage your new found gratitude.

The easiest way to start is just say “thank you” more often. Ideally out loud but at least in your head.

There are lots to be grateful for – the clothes you’re wearing, the air you’re breath, your family, your employees, anything!

Start keeping a gratitude journal and before you go to bed write down at least three things that have happened during the day that you’re grateful for.

This will help put your mind in the right place to sleep.


  1. Exercise More

Exercise releases endorphins. (Endorphins are a brain chemical known as neurotransmitters, which transmit electrical signals within the nervous system. … They interact with receptors in the brain to reduce our perception of pain and act similarly to drugs such as morphine.)

These are a natural “feel good” mechanism that acts faster, better and safer than any drug (prescription or otherwise), and they are generated, for free, when you exercise.

Exercise doesn’t have to mean going to the gym or pool or even jogging.

It can be as simple as walking instead of taking the car for short journeys or parking a little further away from the store entrance.

Or you could deliberately go out for a walk!


  1. Eat Healthy

Comfort food is easy to grab and does give you a quick sugar high, but that’s soon followed by the negative side of eating food that’s not exactly healthy. You could crash.

Cut down on excess sugar.

Gradually cut down on the caffeine.

Make slightly healthier choices when you eat – and when in the supermarket, read the labels. If the ingredients look like chemical equations or make no sense or you wouldn’t add them to your recipe if you are cooking at home maybe should not make it into your shopping cart.

Don’t keep high fructose corn syrup, or its artificial partner aspartame in your kitchen, don’t buy products with them in.


  1. Hypnotize yourself

Negativity isn’t something you’ve chosen to do, it is something your subconscious mind has developed as a protection mechanism for you.

Just as you can’t tell your finger nails to stop growing, it’s not easy to remove negativity or depression at a conscious level.

An inexpensive way to start is to listen to a hypnosis recording can be found on YouTube, for example:

  • Hypnosis for Clearing Subconscious Negativity
  • Rid Yourself of Negative Thoughts
  • Hypnosis Cleansing Unwanted Feelings and Negative Thinking
  • The Best Hypnosis for Removing Negativity from Your Mind

Find one that works for you.


  1. Don’t be Afraid to Make Mistakes

Self-doubt is grounded in fear, – fear that we will make mistakes or do the wrong thing. It is simply the fear of negative things happening. To overcome this fear, you will need to change your thought pattern.

We all make mistakes. So don’t allow mistakes to make you feel guilty and bad, rather, let them be your teacher.

Remember that you can recover from making a mistake, so do not allow the fear of making one intern you in self-doubt.

Know that just because you make mistakes does not mean you are a failure.


  1. Control Your Feelings

We were all born with the ability to make our decisions without influence from outside.

Self-doubt forces us to do things by placing outside pressure on us. To overcome it, you need to recognize that doubt is just a thought in your mind and only has the power to stop you from enjoying life if you allow it.


In Conclusion

Overcoming negativity begins with you by doing away with one habit and forming another one.

Whatever the reason for your self-doubt or negative attitude towards yourself, if you follow some or all of the steps I have shared, you will give yourself the power to change.


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Until next time, have a fun day.





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