How to protect yourself from absorbing other people’s negative energy
If you’ve ever spent some time with a negative person, you know how quickly you can start to take on that negative mentality. Have you ever felt that you wish you had known how to protect yourself from negative energy?
If you are feeling overwhelmed from taking on the negative energy of others, there is a way to stop it from happening.Here is how to protect yourself from absorbing other people’s negative energy so you can get on with living a more positive and productive life.
1) Identify Whose Emotion is Present
When negative emotion takes over, it’s important to identify the source. Is it your own negative emotion or did you pick it up from someone else? If it is yours, then you can deal with it and work through those emotions, but if it is someone else’s, you need to recognize that it’s not your burden to carry and let it go.
2) Put Some Distance Between You and the Negativity
Go outside, take a walk, eat lunch in your car: whatever you have to do to give yourself some space away from the negativity and thenegative people, do it.
3) Know Your Limits
When it comes to dealing with negativity and negative energy, it’s important to know what triggers that feeling in you. When you can identify a feeling associated with negativity, you can identify it sooner and deal with it faster. If that negativity is associated with a person, you can see it coming from a mile away and start walking in the other direction.
4) Get Clear with People
When it comes to managing negative energy and negative people, sometimes you just have to put your foot down and say “no.” The word no has a lot of power that we often take for granted.
If someone is trying to steal your sunshine, setting limits and boundaries with that person can go a long way to changing the tune of their song when they are around you. You are allowed to tell them to stop.