How to Guard Your Energy
Say yes to inner peace.
It’s easy to get stuck in a mindset of always needing more or trapped in a cycle of constantly saying yes. Especially nowadays when boundary lines between work and home life are blurred. If you feel your energy is slowly fading or unevenly dispersed, we’re here to help. Here are some practices we recommend to guard your energy against entities around you.
First thing first: set boundaries with those in your life. Whether it’s family, colleagues, friends, or acquaintances, remember that your time is valuable, and time must be set aside for yourself. Setting clear limits and controlling your time listening to other people are essential. Learning to say “no,” especially when feeling drained, is crucial to your mental health. If people in your life are crossing your healthy boundaries, empower yourself to cut in and reinforce your limitations for your good. Focus on protecting your energy.
Shut out the noise and meditate:
Once you’ve set those boundaries, you’ll have more time to focus on maintaining and nurturing your energy. Meditation is key when it comes to balancing healthy lifestyles. It can help improve your overall mood, strengthening your system’s natural defenses against negative energy.
A guided meditation will keep you focused on your inner self instead of being distracted by external factors with a negative focus. If you struggle with meditation, start with a few minutes and gradually increase it as a regular part of your routine to integrate a practice that actively blocks negative energy in your day.
Move your body, whether it’s a full workout or just a walk:
One way to break out of a negative spiral is to get your body moving. Take a walk, run, or do a full-on workout session. Anything that gets your body vigorously moving will purge the negative energy from your system and maintain your energy. Movement activates the power to flow without hindrance, breaking up negativity that gets stuck in your system.
Surround yourself with inspiring things and people:
We are who we surround ourselves with. So keep your circle full of people who bring you positivity and encourage you to be your best self. Naturally, you want your energy shared and spent on those who enrich your life versus entities who pull out your good energy to replace it with the negative.
Journal to check in with yourself:
The concept of journaling can be viewed as a creative writing meditation. You can process your feelings via pen and paper through your words, digging up the most profound thoughts you’ve subconsciously held on to. Repressed thoughts can lead to a negative buildup of vulnerability, taking a toll on the energy you hold and preserve for yourself. Think of writing or drawing as releasing the negative energy inside you.
Try some sandalwood oil:
Sandalwood oil’s sweet, woody aroma is frequently used in meditation due to its incredible grounding effects. It can also help create a positive atmosphere to immerse yourself. Like this one from dōTERRA, sandalwood oil can help calm and uplift your mind and energy, reducing distractions that disrupt your ability to concentrate on your mind and heart. If you feel disconnected from yourself spiritually, sandalwood can help you regain that connection when you feel ungrounded so you can focus on yourself and maintain your energies.