Sometimes the world can feel like a wonderful place to live, but that is not always the case. And when you begin to feel negative energy taking over your experience, you may wonder what to do.
The good news is, even though you may have to regularly deal with negativity in life, there is always the opportunity to shift into a more positive vibe as well. Like two polarities of a battery, you can choose which side will power your life in any given moment.
If you’ve been wondering lately how to surround yourself with positive energy, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Laugh more often
All too often, we get caught up in the seriousness of life. And while certain situations do require a calm, collected approach, if you need a boost of positive energy it may be time for a good laugh.
When you laugh more often you bring in a hefty dose of goodness and light, which could be just what you need to chase that negative energy out the door. It’s a full body response that can reset even the most challenging day, brightening your outlook in the process.
Let go of limiting beliefs
Another common obstacle to bringing in positive energy is an abundance of negative self-talk. The stories we tell ourselves about our own abilities tend to impact the kind of action we take in our lives. If you can listen to, and be aware of what you say to yourself and others, both externally in conversation and internally, the kinds of words you use will highlight if you are subscribing to negative or limiting beliefs.
So if you have been holding onto limiting beliefs, now is the time to let them go. Without those false truths getting in the way, you’ll feel better about yourself. When you feel good, the energy around you shifts to match it – making way for you to express your creativity, enabling your full potential to unfold in tune with your highest abilities.
One way to rewrite that negative self-talk and turn our limiting beliefs around is to use positive affirmations. This can be a word or short phrase that captures how you want to feel about yourself or the situation at hand. Whenever you feel yourself spiralling into negativity, you can use your affirmations to climb back into a more supportive head space. The action of focusing your energy on positivity and goodness will charge the energy around yourself with love and light.
Keep your home healthy
The places we spend our time also can support or detract from the positive energy we are seeking to establish.
Although we may not be able to control every environment, we spend time in, the home is one place that can be completely customised to your needs. To maintain positive energy in your home, be sure to keep your space as healthy and functional as your body by getting routine maintenance, decluttering, and deep cleaning your home on a regular basis.
Positive energy isn’t something that happens to us, but that we can co-create. And one of the first places we can create energy is with our breath. Mindful breathing has been shown to reduce stress. So whenever you need to actively and immediately change the energy around you, just take a moment to breathe in and breathe out.
Count your blessings
Genuine appreciation for all our blessings helps us to look for the good in our lives; even in the midst of difficult situations. Heartfelt gratitude instantly makes us feel happier, raising our energetic vibration. We are giving thanks to the universe for all the gifts that it has bestowed on us – a wonderful attitude in which to receive even more abundance.
One method is the three daily gratitudes: giving thought to something you are thankful for in your past, present and future.
Spend time with people you love
While all of these steps are things you can do on your own, they will be magnified if done with other people.
Spending time with the people you love is one of the most powerful ways to bring more positive energy into your life. When you surround yourself with other positive, supportive individuals, you’ll create stronger positive energy that surrounds not just you, but everyone in the room.
When life gets complicated and challenging, bringing in positive energy can feel like the ultimate challenge. The good news is that there are very real steps that you can take to prioritise the positive energy in your life today, tomorrow, and well into the future.
Amanda Turner is a freelance writer and recent graduate who is exploring her passions through writing.