The incidence of mental health disorders has been on the rise recently, which led some healthcare officials to consider it a public health problem.
Being surrounded by negative people who only spread pessimistic vibes is one of the causes that exacerbate this issue. One might think that the solution is easy; just stop being around these people, right?
Unfortunately, it is rarely that easy as people struggle to get over their old relationships despite being the obvious solution to restore their happiness.
In this article, we will cover some tips to help you become happy and prevent mental health issues.
How to be happy
Futile arguments will serve as fuel to spread pessimistic vibes. Therefore, the last thing you want to do is get into an argument that makes you feel uncomfortable.
Regardless of how valid your arguments are, a negative person will find a way to twist facts in order to prove their point of view.
When a person is being too negative, the best response is to ignore their comments or reply with a dry “I see”.
This will help them understand that their comments are not doing you any favor. Similarly, if they are being positive, meet their comments with affirmation and enthusiasm.
If none of the solutions listed above work, it is time for the big NOs.
For instance, if you get invited to an event, which you know will be a hub for spreading pessimistic thoughts, simply say no.
You do not have to make up excuses for saying no since this will not address the main issue. Over time, this approach will either solve their negativity problem (unlikely) or end up your relationship with them.
In reality, both routes are good for your mental health and positivity.
Surrounding yourself with good friends that spread positive vibes is the number one factor that promotes your happiness. Of course, exercise and a balanced diet also play a role in this issue.
We hope that this article managed to highlight the steps that could improve your mood and mental well-being.