One of our popular past radio shows was the around the topic of positive energy and how you can raise the levels in your life to feel invigorated and motivated to accomplish your goals. It provided great insight on how the community around you could be holding you back from your highest potentials!
How typical is a Monday morning involving your snooze alarm? There’s an epidemic that has been created by this magical button that gives us the gift of another 5 or 10 minutes to put off the rest of the day a little bit longer. So my question is WHY? Why aren't we leaping out of bed in the morning? Why are we putting off going to the gym in lieu of more sleep? Where is this drainage coming from?
A big part of it is the people and surroundings that we interact with on a daily basis. It is unconsciously draining you of your internal resources! The widespread community of people are also known as ENERGY VAMPIRES! These aren't the sexy Eric Northman types from True Blood, they are the people around you that are literally sucking you dry. We all know the type; it’s the person that wears you down and no one else wants to be around. You’re probably thinking in your head “must escape” as soon as they come your way! It also thrives on the atmosphere we are in, such as a noisy city with lights and sirens or a crowded mall with angry customers and long lines.
Is the solution to slay everything in your path a la Buffy? Not necessarily… There are other ways to spot the energy vampires in your life and defend yourself from being completely depleted of your vitality! Read on.
Step One: Self Care. Any good soldier knows that in order to prepare for battle, they must train first. Same goes for you. When we aren’t at our best mentally and physically, we are already more vulnerable right from the start. Be sure to get enough sleep, exercise, and nutrient rich foods, as well as cut back your hours at work. Remember you are your own best ally and should be treated with respect.
Step Two: Establish Boundaries. Find your baseline and break the cycle! Vampires do not understand the limits of overstepping; therefore you have to set the tone for you both. Think about the ways you can reduce contact and shield your energy. Be vocal if need be. The more you practice and develop your own personal space, the stronger you will become and the energy vampires will be less attracted to you.
Step Three: Be Empathetic. To a point that is. Try to cut the other person some slack and maybe see it from their point of view. Sometimes we make assumptions about a situation without really researching if it’s true or not. The thing is, you may never really find out; and as such shouldn't draw conclusions on just a possibility. Alternatively, send that other person some love and be on your way. In turn you will make that person feel better and it also keeps you in a healthy state.
For even more about the types of energy vampires and how you can boost your liveliness to start off the day right, listen to my show on demand now at Blog Talk Radio! Just click the link below and you are on your way!
Did you try out one of the methods discussed or have your own tactics for dealing with negative energy? Comment and share your thoughts!
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