I am having difficulty falling asleep tonight--I blame it on the holiday weekend that affected my normal sleep schedule--and it's technically Monday morning. So what better time than now to focus on Negativity.
The "negativity bias," or bad feelings are stronger than good - An older post by Gretchen Rubin, whose book Happier at Home I just finished reading. It's important to recognize that we are all subject to the negativity bias and may need an "area of refuge" to lighten our mood.
How Much is Negativity Costing You and Your Company? - Jon Gordon points out the importance of creating a positive environment rather than focusing alone on removing negativity. And "when there is a void or gap in communication, negative energy will always fill it."
How to Deal with an Energy Vampire - More from Jon Gordon. He's such a positive influence--his first tip is to love the Energy Vampire. He makes it sound easy, which I appreciate since we're talking about people.
Latest Tips for Surviving Workplace Assholes - For those extreme cases that are beyond the "Energy Vampire" types, Bob Sutton shares his tricks. His "biggest and best lesson" is to "escape if you possibly can." Wise words.