Forget about watching the news on TV or buying newspapers, and make every effort to constantly lift your mood. Don't get sucked into the story that the economy is so bad that hard times are inevitable. It's impossible to make sense of whole countries going bankrupt, so don't even try. Leave it to those who are paid to deal with it all, and simply focus on resolving whatever is closest to you.
Avoid anyone who always has a negative viewpoint, they will drain your energy, and make it much harder to find your own solutions. When you feel positive you will attract others with the same outlook who will support you, and keep your goals alive as real possibilities. The boost they give you is invaluable, and not worth trading for even a tiny amount of negativity. Real friends want the best for you, so cherish them when you find them.
You're not being selfish by running away from negative people. If your own energy is lowered so that you can't improve your own life, then you can't be in a position to help others. Once you've used Z Point regularly to release all the negativity from your past, then you've made room to attract everything you really do want.
Mary Manin Morrissey's video is a perfect example of how others can drag you down, and how you can change your life by changing your thoughts.
"What we focus on, we empower and enlarge. Good multiplies when focused upon. Negativity multiplies when focused upon. The choice is ours: Which do we want more of?" ~ Julia Cameron
“Avoid destructive thinking. Improper negative thoughts sink people. A ship can sail around the world many, many times, but just let enough water get into the ship and it will sink. Just so with the human mind. Let enough negative thoughts or improper thoughts get into the human mind and the person sinks just like a ship.” ~ Alfred A. Montapert