We human beings often get swept and influenced away by the energy of those surrounding us. It can be good but can have negative outcomes too when surrounded by negative people
We all know that it is important to look after our energy. What we miss is that like physical energy, it is also vital to protect the energy that manages our mental health, emotional and spiritual self. And just as food and exercise impact our physical energy, our thoughts, emotions, and interactions with others influence our mental and emotional well-being.
When we are young, we do not have many things to cater to. Our world is confined to our friends, studies and social life. But as we grow and take more responsibilities, we have to invest our energy in various other activities and people. In this scenario, if you cannot manage to protect your energy then you’d be left with feeling exhausted and irritated all the time. Since teenage is the best time to learn and adapt to healthier habits, its best to start practicing how to protect your energy for better mental and emotional health in later life.
Here are a few ways to start protecting your energy from getting influenced by the negative energy of others:
1. Set your boundaries
When you find yourself stuck with someone who is always insulting others, complaining, or always speaking negative, then do not support them just to be with them. Know that you have different energy and perspective and that you have more to give to the world.
2. Create a ‘Bubble’
Visualization is the trick here and will work especially when you are surrounded by people who make you feel drained, squashed or attacked. Imagine yourself in a soft bubble of white or blue colour. When anyone says something to you, imagine their words bouncing off that soft bubble and going back to them. Many researchers have concluded that visualization is a healing mind-body technique.
3. Make and use your own ‘Mantra’
This works especially when you are surrounded by people whose energy tends to overwhelm you all the time. Create a short mantra of your own like, ‘this is their energy, not mine’, or ‘their energy cannot impact me’. When someone throws a tantrum or behaves dramatically, start reciting your mantra to yourself. This allows us to stay calm and maintain your ability to help someone through their struggle without compromising your sanity.
4. De-clutter and cleanse your space
Cleaning has the ability to wash away negativity. Get rid of unwanted things in your home or room and make a habit of doing this regularly. Use lighter colours on bedsheets, pillow, and curtains. Put some greenery inside, and open up the windows and doors to let the natural light come in. Make your room into a peaceful place for you.
The more empathic and sensitive you are, the easier it is for you to get swept away by the energies of others. However, with practice and intention, you can protect your energy and lead a healthier life