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  • Writer's pictureYamit Armbrister

Don't Let Party Poopers Rain on You

Are you familiar with those who always seem to have a raincloud over their heads?

Those that when you come to them hopping with joy because you just won the lottery, got a new job, a wedding proposal, they somehow find a way to get you down with a single glance. A word. With an elegant eye roll and a low sigh of disdain.

You know them – the party poopers.

They have a knack for extinguishing the most festive spirit and dampening everyone's enthusiasm. But today, let's talk in a few points about why we shouldn't let them get to us and how to navigate their negative energy. 1. They Drain the Fun: Party poopers have an “artistic” way of making every situation feel less enjoyable. They often complain, criticize, or find fault in everything, making it hard for others to relax and have a good time.

What to do? Remind yourself right away that life is too short to let someone else's negativity steal your joy. 2. Fear of Judgement: Party poopers are often too judgmental. They worry too much about what others think of them and how they should behave. They have rigid expectations for how everything should be said or done. This judgment stifles joy.

What to do? Remind yourself that if you haven't done something wrong then everything is fine and what others will say or might say about you... is Not interesting. Let them say! 3. Open-Mindedness: Enthusiasm often comes from open-minded people who step outside their comfort zones, who aren't afraid of trying new things.

What to do? Don't let joy-busters deter and influence you from experimenting and exploring new horizons. Don't listen to them! 4. They are not always right: even if the party poopers are wise people and their concerns are rational, they don’t hold a monopoly on wisdom. Everyone has their own point of view, their own character, their own will, and sometimes, it is necessary to take a risk, even if it does not fit with their views.

What to do? Consult with others as well. 5. Positive energy is contagious: One of the most important things in life is to surround ourselves with positivity, enthusiasm and people who lift us up. Positive people are a powerful motivator.

What to do? As much as possible, ignore the party poopers, reduce encounters and conversations with them, and start focusing on being in an environment of uplifting people who create an environment where joy and happiness are contagious.

6. Balance is key: it is very important to differentiate between party poopers and people who love you very much and find it difficult to show joy due to worry and anxiety, but they are genuinely happy for you.

What does it mean? Don't fire anyone who doesn't jump with joy at every word that comes out of your mouth or every action you take. Sometimes, they bring important insights or concerns. So, it is very important to find balance with those who know how to give constructive feedback and also embrace the spirit of celebration. In summary, party poopers can have good reasons to be who they are, but it's important not to let their negativity hold us back. Destroy us. Take us down.

True, life is not an ongoing celebration, but we are meant at happy moments to celebrate, to have fun, and to take calculated risks.

So, the next time you encounter a party pooper, just remember that his or her worldview shouldn't dictate your experience. Embrace the joy, positivity, and spontaneity of life, and surround yourself with people who lift and inspire you!

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