Negative energy describes a feeling or attitude that is characterized by pessimism, cynicism, and a lack of positivity.
This negative energy can manifest itself in a variety of different ways and can have a profound impact on our lives and the lives of those around us.
Whilst it’s a normal feeling or ‘energy’ at times, we don’t want to ‘stay’ there. It can drag us down, be very demotivating and impact our mental health if left unchecked.
It can also create toxic environments in our relationships, workplaces, and communities, leading to conflict and misunderstandings.
Fortunately, there are many inspiring quotes and words that can help us combat negative energy and cultivate a more positive outlook on life. These quotes can help us question thought patterns, maintain a healthy perspective, and focus on the things that matter most in life.
Here are some quotes about negative energy and negative vibes that you may find helpful:
Negative Energy Quotes
“Don’t let negative and toxic people rent space in your head. Raise the rent and kick them out.” Robert Tew
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” Maya Angelou
“Your life is your garden, your thoughts are your seeds, so if your life isn’t awesome, you’ve been watering the weeds.” Terry Prince
“There are many ways to calm a negative energy without suppressing or fighting it. You recognize it, you smile to it, and you invite something nicer to come up and replace it; you read some inspiring words, you listen to a piece of beautiful music, you go somewhere in nature, or you do some walking meditation.” Nhat Hanh
You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot – it’s all there. Everything influences each of us, and because of that, I try to make sure that my experiences are positive.” Maya Angelou
“Your beliefs become your thoughts, your thoughts become your words, your words become your actions, your actions become your habits, your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.” Mahatma Gandhi
“Negativity breeds negativity. The wise focus on the positive in every situation.” Michael P. Watson
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.” William Arthur Ward
“Negative emotions like loneliness, envy, and guilt have an important role to play in a happy life; they’re big, flashing signs that something needs to change.” Gretchen Rubin
“I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.” Yoko Ono
Short Negative Energy Quotes
“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” Will Rogers
“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Nelson Mandela
“Surround yourself with positive people and you’ll be a positive person.” Kellie Pickler
“The most powerful way to change our negative emotions is by changing our focus.” Tony Robbins
“Negative thoughts and negative people have no power over us unless we give them power.” Louise Hay
“Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” Zig Ziglar
“Positive anything is better than negative nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
“Negative people can only infect you with discouragement when they find you on the same frequency as them. Shift your frequency.” Rasheed Ogunlaru
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” Dalai Lama
“Gratitude turns negative energy into positive energy. There is no situation or circumstance so small or large that it is not susceptible to gratitude’s power.” Melody Beattie
Negative Vibes Quotes
“Shout out to everyone transcending a mindset, mentality, desire, belief, emotion, habit, behavior or vibration, that no longer serves them.” Lalah Delia
“Negative people need drama like oxygen. Stay positive, it will take their breath away.” Tony Gaskins
“You cannot hang out with negative people and expect to live a positive life.” Joel Osteen
“The energy you give off is the energy you receive. I really think that, so I’m always myself – jumping, dancing, singing around, trying to cheer everybody up.” Cara Delevingne
“I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.” Stephen Covey
“The mind is everything. What you think, you become.” Buddha
“I can take all the negative energy and turn it into a positive simply by purging my soul through music. That’s how powerful music can be.” Bow Wow
“Don’t waste another minute dealing with a toxic, negative, energy-draining person. Some people are wired for negativity. They love being argumentative, combative and abusive. Run for your life as quickly as possible.” Les Brown
“I had a rough childhood coming up, and I just took all that negative energy and made it very positive for myself to drive me. I’m a very driven person. I have passion that almost scares people, just to be successful and make it no matter what.” David Goggins
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