Sometimes, you just have periods where you feel down, negative or in constant bad moods. These are all signs that there is an aspect of your life that’s dragging you down, and it could be a poor work environment, unhealthy friendships or your own relationship with yourself. Whatever it is, something needs to change! Here are a few tips on how to get rid of negative energy in your life.
It Starts with How You ThinkIt starts with your thoughts… simple enough, right?! You’d be surprised. Oftentimes, changing your attitude is the hardest and longest process in reducing that negativity. It’s important to start internally, because your thoughts are more powerful than you think. Start thinking about everything in your life in a positive manner. If you have a bad day at work, try to flip your thinking, and focus on the positive events of the day rather than the negative. Don’t give negativity the time of day! It’s a small daily adjustment like this that will change your entire outlook on life.
SmudgingYou may have never heard of the word “smudging”, but we guarantee you’ve seen it done! Smudging is an age-old tradition of burning sage in order to clear a room of negative energy. The act releases negative ions, which has been linked to a more positive mood! If you do decide to jump in, and try it, just remember to be culturally respectful to the ancient act. However, if you don’t want to go all out, just burn incense made of sage. You can make it even simpler, and perform your own cleansing with essential oils.
Focus on your Spiritual HygieneJust as you would take a daily shower, brush your teeth, and comb your hair, take care of your spiritual hygiene. Try out some meditation, yoga, breath work, exercise… spend some time to focus on yourself! In addition, fresh air and sunlight has an incredibly positive effect on your mood. Get some additional Vitamin D easily… just open the windows and keep the curtains spread at home and at the workplace.