Today was a little bit rough for me. The mental chatter just wouldn’t calm down! Over and over my broken brain kept telling me – Am I not good enough, I am not the best, People are judging me, etc, etc. It’s so not fun but I know I’m not alone in this. Taking a look back at my day, it was pretty damn good. I woke up at 5:30, did my morning routine, went to work, exercised, and then came home to work on a 2nd gig I have – (and now blogging, of course). All of these things I am so grateful for. And I’m also in gratitude for my routine that I stick to and the person I am.
So, when in this cluster of a mental frenzy, I watch “Jessica’s Daily Affirmation”. It takes me straight back to the thoughts I SHOULD be thinking! I love my life, family, boyfriend, yoga, exercise, being sober, my rad apartment, the beach, my hair – and so on and so on. Watch and love – and if you’ve already seen it, watch it again!
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)