Keep things in perspective
When something bad happens, try to keep things in perspective and avoid the urge to make the situation larger than what it really is. Sometimes, a person can trick themselves into blowing the situation out of proportion by mulling over the situation time and time again. This is unnecessary and it results in much unwanted stress. Instead, try to think of solutions to the problem and apply some of the next few pieces of advice found on this list.
Learn how to be reasonable
This goes hand in hand with item #25. When bad situations happen, the temptation is to act unreasonable fueled by emotions instead of the mind. You have to learn to keep your emotions in check and not let them impair your reason. If something bad happens, accept the fact that bad things really do happen and move on.
Think of ways to relax
This is a simple solution but an important one. If negativity is overwhelming, it could be a tall sign of “burnout”. Remove yourself from the negative environment and relax. If you are at work, this may not be as easy. It could involve moving to another section or making sure that you leave the work premise when you take your lunch break.
Try to understand the situation and learn from it
The truth is we live in a world that is full of negativity. But this does not mean that you are doomed to succumb to it’s influence. Learn to recognize negative situations and learn to overcome them by being positive. There is usually a positive side to most situations. Learn to find it and focus on it.
Get some exercise
Not so many people know that aside from keeping them fit, exercise also helps lower the level of stress chemicals in their body. Doing aerobic activities allows the body to cope better with negative emotions as it helps produce feel good endorphins.