When you let positive energy into your life, you can improve every aspect of your day from your relationships with people to your approach to problems. But many people don’t realize the varied sources of negative energy that make up their daily life.
Creating Positive Energy
To identify what makes you feel unhappy, keep a small notepad on you and write down negative things as you notice them. These can range from a messy house, watching too much news, not sleeping well, a tough day at work or something about yourself that you don’t like. This can be a difficult list to see, but identifying the negative is most important since it is the first step to solving it.
One method you can use is to embark on a self-discovery journey through archetypes. You must first identify which of the twelve jungian archetypes most resonates with you. This process can help you shed light unto the aspects of yourself that might not necessarily be positive. (Hint: You can do this by taking our archetype quiz!)
Next, mark only the things you have control over. For example, if your house is messy, you can fix that if you work hard. However, if you have a difficult coworker, then you can only control your reaction to that coworker. Trying to control everything can actually make you feel more negative than you originally did.
Once you have identified what you can actually fix, then try to fix it. If you have an unfinished project that is stressing you out, either finish it or get rid of it. If you are surrounded by clutter, focus on fixing one area a day until you like the way your surroundings look.
If your negative energy comes from something you don’t like about your appearance, be honest with yourself if you are being overly critical. If you want to get in better shape, then set a goal and work out regularly. If you don’t like your haircut, try new styles until you find something you like. But don’t obsess over something you cannot change.
Once you purge the negative energy from your life as much as possible, then it’s time to bring in positive energy. What makes you feel good can vary person to person, so look for what works for you. Many people benefit by having natural things like flowers or plants in their homes. Others may enjoy having people over to improve the flow of energy.
You can also improve your routine by taking care of yourself. If you feel negative, taking a walk outside or even just showering and changing your clothes can improve your mood. Try writing down your feelings if you have a lot of thoughts you can’t control. You may also benefit from learning a new skill or trying to teach yourself something.
By breaking your routine and introducing new, positive energy to your life, it becomes easier to repel negative things when they happen. When you are more positive, you bring that positive energy back out into the world.
You don’t want to be responsible for making someone else feel negative. By making your home a place of positive energy, you can ensure you are recharged with good feelings before you go take on the world.