If you don’t know what an energy vampire is – here you go. It’s a friend [or frienemy – or coworker, family member – they are everywhere] that every encounter with them is a complete energy drain. These people bog you down with their problems and suck you into their drama. When you leave the encounter, you feel worse about the situation, the person, and life in general.
The past few years, I’ve cleared my space of these energy vampires. I’ve had enough of getting the life sucked out of me when all I wanted to do is have fun. But they creep up every now and then – especially when it’s an uncontrollable situation – like in the grocery store, the line at Starbucks, and even work. Here’s some tips (no garlic needed) to help you stay clear!
How to Dodge an Energy Vampire
- Limit exposure to them
- Keep it short and sweet: be nice; hear them out – but there’s other things to do and people to see. If it’s a frienemy – keep outings to coffee so you can dodge out simply and quickly
- Be positive. A little positivity goes a long way!
- Do your best to be of service
- Say a prayer for them and forgive them (prayers can actually help)
Got frienemies? Talk about ’em in the comments.