People are always going to criticize you. From your work to your actions to your looks, there are haters out there who will be trying to tear you down at every corner because it helps them build up their own self-esteem. However, you don’t have to live your life dealing with these kinds of people without having the tools to deal with them properly. In an article by Huffington Post, tools are provided that you can use to deal with the haters in your life.

1:Take the criticism and turn it into something good. The reality of people hating on your work is, “Not all criticism is bad. At times, criticism leads to positive outcomes.” Sometimes what people say has a truth behind their words, however negative their words may be, that can help enlighten you. “It opens you up to new perspectives and highlights issues that can be improved.” Although the words they are saying may be negative, try to see the light. Try to find the silver lining in their comments in the form of growth. This will help you to become a better person. The truth is that if something a negative person has said to you is holding you up – it is most likely because it resonates with you. Something in their words has struck a chord with you and it is your responsibility to see what chord was struck and then figure out if that is an area of your life you might want to improve or something that they’re just jealous of.

2:One great way to combat negativity is to hold onto positivity so that when people are spewing hateful things at you and tearing you down, you have tangible reminders of why you are an incredible person. “Delete the nasty emails,” but you should consider keeping “the positive ones.” This way you can “feel the love from the most incredible and amazing people every day.” These reminders are a way to keep your spirits up from haters but also when you’re just feeling down on yourself in general. The first step in loving your life and dealing with haters is just remind yourself that you are worth happiness and positivity and that you don’t have to deal with a constant barrage of negativity. You’re worth more than that.

3:Finally, the most important way to deal with the haters is to reserve your power for yourself. “Don’t give away your power… use the hate to drive you forward.” Their negativity can easily be fuel for your fire. Use their negative words as fuel rather than let them burn away your confidence. “Go out there and make it happen and seize your dreams. Believe in yourself.” Those people are hating on you because of something going on in their own life. You don’t need that kind of negativity in your life because you are worth more than that. Trust us – you are.
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