Energy is contagious, both negative and positive. I swear that it is true. I believe it 100% and here is why—just follow me for a second, okay?
Remember that day when you woke up completely rejuvenated? Feeling good, you went to the gym and had a killer workout. You got home still feeling like a champ. Now you decided you should make an awesome breakfast for you and your family—it turned out perfect. After cleaning up the house your husband said he would watch the kids while you went to meet a friend for coffee. You called up your friend and made arrangements. After checking off some business “to-do’s”, you got ready and left the house looking fabulous and as chic as ever! Life. Is. Good. (Okay, maybe this all sounds too good to be true. Maybe it is, but maybe it isn’t! It could happen just like that, alright—stop being negative!)
When you arrive at the coffee shop you order and find a table as your friend hasn’t arrived yet. Five minutes later she walks through the doors, definitely not looking as fabulous as you and definitely NOT wearing a smile. Right away the air feels heavy. She orders, joins you at the table and immediately begins to tell you why she is late—her husband this, her children that, the water heater, the car, the birds in the sky, the air outside…
Just like that your fantastic day isn’t looking so bright. Like the cold germs find your office, her grumpy, ungrateful, negative aura has consumed your bubble. Your optimistic mood is shot and your day seems a little greyer than you noticed before.
Can you relate? Do you remember a time that is similar to the scenario above? I do. Heck, I can remember multiple times in the last month that this has happened to me. On those days I feel like yelling, “You there, take your negative energy somewhere else!”
The difference between the above and most of these occurrences in my life is that I work hard, super hard, at not getting affected by other people’s negative energy. (Ain’t nobody got time for that.)
My all-time favorite quote is “Energy is contagious, positive and negative alike. I will forever be mindful of what and who I am allowing in my space.” At least weekly I think about this quote, especially if I have just had a crummy day. The number one thing that I do in order to avoid other people’s energy from affecting me is by avoidthose people who are repeatedly zapping my positive vibes. It feels good to spend time with those who lift you up, who brighten your day, who light up the room when they walk in. Those people who make you feel good are the ones you need to surround yourself with. I’m not saying to completely dismiss people who are more on the negative side, but you need set up guidelines for yourself. Try not to spend large amounts of your time in their presence. (As you know, you tend to become alike with those who you spend the majority of your time with.) Don’t let their energy overtake yours. They need lifted, they need to feel good and you can help by being happy and positive! *Note: Sometimes it is necessary to dismiss the energy zappers from your life—I call them “Poison.” It’s hard and scary, but with past experience I can assure you that your life will be better without the poison blurring your vision and intentions.
Another way to stay unaffected by the negative energies of others is by existing completely in the now. By living in the moment and being grateful for all things you will see improvements in every aspect of your life. Everything you say, the things you do, even the things you think will impact you and, in turn, the people around you. Live in the moment, not in the past, and appreciate it! Make room for all positive energies that are available to you right here, right now and you will be happy. Energy is contagious.
When you live in the moment being appreciative and welcoming all things that are good, there will be no negative energy in the world that can bring you down. The energy you hold is contagious…make sure yours is worth sharing.