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15 Things That Lower Your Vibration

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Being mindful of your energy is one of the best things you can do to improve your life and the lives of those around you. The best way to keep your vibes in check is to be aware of the things that lower your vibration and drain your energy. We’ll cover 15 energy-draining areas that kill your vibrational buzz and how to elevate your energy quickly. 

What is vibration?

Science teaches us that everything is consciousness expressing itself in the form of energy. Energy is made of atoms, which are made of subatomic particles that are constantly vibrating. Even though things appear to be still or whole, they’re made up of tiny particles in continuous motion. Bill Hicks said, “All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration.” Learn more at ResonanceScience.org.

How does this relate to you? 

You’re aware you need to take care of your physical body, but what about your energy body? All things have a vibration, including you. Your unique vibration is your energetic frequency — a life force that circulates throughout your body and biofield. 

Why live in a high-vibe state?

When you’re high vibing, you experience a high-functioning brain state ideal for making decisions, creativity, deep thinking, and more. As your vibes increase, your level of stress, anxiety, worry, and frustration decrease. When you make consistent high vibe choices, you feel an influx of positive flow in your life. With practice, you’ll experience more presence, connection, compassion, joy, and love.

Elevate Your Vibrational State

Your vibes are constantly changing, which is why your decisions are vital. Every choice you make has a BIG impact on your vibration. The more you intuitively tune in, the easier it will be to raise low vibrational energy. With practice, your vibrational tuning skills will feel like a superpower that connects you to the present and your Higher Self. You’ll activate mind, body, and soul healing as your consciousness expands.

Got Good Vibes or Bad?

From a spiritual perspective, the universe is neutral. But we, as observers, label things as “positive/good” or “negative/bad” based on our beliefs and perceptions. It’s not that feeling low vibes is “bad,” but your life will be more fulfilling, and enjoyable if you’re mindful and direct your vibes towards the experiences you want to create. How can you tell if you have a low vibrational energy? Check out the typical emotions below to identify where your vibes are at so you can re-align as needed.

low vibration emotion fear

Low vibration emotions…

Are associated with darker feelings such as negativity, pessimism, fear, anger, blame, shame, bitterness, frustration, hate, greed, jealousy, and depression.

Things that lower your vibration feel… heavy, stuck, dis-ease, drained, depleted, confused, weak, imbalanced, and more. Your brain doesn’t function well and you feel disconnected from your intuition. You experience more conflict, discomfort, and pain as things don’t seem to flow no matter how hard you try. 

High vibration emotions…

Are generally associated with light feelings, such as positivity, love, joy, happiness, excitement, forgiveness, compassion, and peace.

Things that raise your vibration help you feel… light, fluid, easeful, energetic, clear, strong, grounded, and more. When your vibes are high, you feel more connected to yourself, others, this planet, and beyond! You feel whole, healthy and aligned with your goals. You experience greater clarity, love, joy, personal power, and peace. Life seems to flow easily and effortlessly with abundant synchronicities supporting you.


Things That Lower Your Vibration

Your vibration determines your overall energy and attracts what you bring into your life. Learn to spot a vibration drain quickly, so you don’t get sucked into a downward spiral. We’ll cover 15 things that lower your frequency, how to minimize them, and how to make choices that quickly raise your vibes.

1. Dehydration

Most people are chronically dehydrated, which makes basic bodily processes and healing much harder. Allow your energy to become more fluid by giving your body what it needs to hydrate on a cellular level. Start your morning with lemon water and hydrate throughout your day. 

2. Poor Diet

Is your diet filled with colorful, nutrient-dense raw foods, or is it abundant in processed, refined food products? Avoid foods that lower your vibration like alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, GMO foods like corn or soy, soft drinks, sugary beverages, wheat and products containing gluten, unhealthy fats and oils, and more. Eat a high-vibration diet by eating foods as close to their natural, whole state as possible. Always read labels and choose products made from quality ingredients. Next, swap low-vibe foods with healthier options. Lastly, plan to cheat your diet twice a week.

3. Lack of Sleep

Restful sleep gives your body the assistance it needs to recharge energy. Aim to be in bed by 10:30 pm and get at least 8 hours of sleep per night. If you’re unable to get enough sleep at night, then a 10-30 minute nap during the day can be helpful. Meditation can also be very restful and recharge your “energy battery.” Need a quick energy boost? Try Synctuition Deep Meditation Program. Each 25-minute Sound Journey has the same effect as four hours of regular meditation! 

lack of sleep drains energy

4. Ignoring Your Body’s Messages

One of the easiest ways to determine if you’ve got low vibrational energy is by paying attention to how you feel. Your body holds a lot of clues about your energetic vibration. Headaches, fatigue, digestive issues, skin problems, sleep disturbances, low libido, and frequent illness are common symptoms of low vibration. Although they appear to be physical issues, everything is energetic at the root. Take time to check in with your body throughout the day and listen to what you need.

5. Sedentary Lifestyle

Movement helps you move energy through so it doesn’t become stagnant and create dis-ease. Include gentle movement and play daily to help flush out old energy and emotions. Try walking, hiking, rebounding, or yoga to get things flowing. Before you sit to work or watch TV, set a timer for 1 hour and leave it across the room. Repeat throughout your day. Every hour it encourages you to get up and move. Even taking a stroll around the office or a lap around the living room can improve energy flow.  

6. Stagnation in Your Life

Energy is meant to flow. If any area of your life feels stagnant, explore solutions to keep things moving. What areas of your life could use improvement? Give yourself the time and space to process emotions, express yourself, and release old energy. Journaling can be a great way to clarify what you need and the best way to proceed. Anything creative will spark inspiration to get out of the mundane day-to-day rut where many people get stuck. Tap into your playful and creative side to support positive shifts now. 

7. Toxic People

Avoiding toxic, energy-draining people like “energy vampires” and “Debbie Downers” can be challenging. First, recognize who drains or recharges your energy. Pay attention to how you feel after spending time with others. If you feel bad about yourself, fearful, exhausted, unsupported, or any other low vibes, then make a note for next time. Be mindful of how others influence your energy so you can protect yourself from being drained. Welcome more loving, supportive, energy-boosting people into your life.

8. Too Much Tech Time

We’re more tech-focused than ever, which is why it’s important to be aware of how much time you spend using electronic devices. Your body is not meant to be in close range to cell phones, computers, and TVs for long periods. These devices quickly drain your energy without you even realizing it. To combat the negative effects of prolonged screen time, spend more time in nature. Walk barefoot in the grass and connect with plants. Nature is one of the most powerful sources for recharging your energy. Being immersed in nature, a.k.a. “nature-bathing,” cleanses your energetic body.

woman nature bathing

9. An Unsupportive Environment 

Is your home supportive of your energy? Your home is a physical representation of what’s going on in your vibration. As you become aware of the energy in your surroundings, you have the power to change it. Cleaning, organizing, and simplifying your environment can do wonders for raising your vibes. Spend time each week making sure your pad is set up for energetic success. Minimize toxins in your space by selecting natural beauty, hygiene, and cleaning products. Wash sheets, bedding, blankets, and clothes regularly. Go through your items and donate what you don’t need. Energy flows better without clutter and excess stuff creating blocks.  

10. Focusing on Low Vibe Emotions 

Stress, worry, fear, anxiety, and negativity are just a few of the low-vibe emotions we can easily get stuck on. Rather than focusing on what you don’t want, shift your mindset to high vibe emotions that make you feel better. Your mindset and how you handle life’s challenges have a HUGE impact on your vibration. That doesn’t mean you’ll never experience those things, but the goal is to shift your focus. Acknowledge your feelings, such as “I feel frustrated.” Be careful with your words, though. It’s important to use the word “feel” because this isn’t who you are but a temporary experience. Avoid saying, “I am frustrated.” That keeps you in a low vibe state.

Low Vibrational Energy BOOSTER: Start creating the high-vibe state you want by faking a smile. Science shows that smiling, whether genuine or not, shifts brain chemistry to improve your mood quickly.

11. Limiting Beliefs & Perceptions

Limitations in your life create blocks in your energy. Use PSYCH-K or other forms of Energy Psychology to clear limiting subconscious programming. This process can feel like you’ve replaced the foggy glasses you’ve been wearing your whole life with rose-colored lenses. Our coaching emphasizes self-love and self-worth. When you love yourself and feel good about yourself and your life, it creates energetic protection around you, making it easier to keep low vibes out so you can maintain your high vibe state with ease.

12. Lack of Self-Love

Love and accept yourself unconditionally. A great African proverb says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.” Self-care is the best remedy for any feelings of lack. The more you nourish yourself with love, the greater your capacity to do the same for others and your life. So treat yourself like you would a best friend. Prioritize what you need and love yourself like your life depends on it because it does!

13. Attaching to the Outcome

When you say, I want this, and I want it this way, you don’t leave room for creativity, and that’s important because life is a creative process. The more you let go of your kung-fu grip on how things are supposed to be, the more things flow. Flow is a state of powerful creativity and manifestation; it’s where the magic happens. So let go of attaching to a specific outcome and enjoy the process. Surrender to the present and take an open and curious perspective. How are things unfolding for me and my highest good? 

14. Forgetting About Forgiveness

Carrying around the pain of the past is a constant energy drain! Remind yourself that everyone is doing the best they can with their current level of awareness. From a soul perspective, some are kindergarteners, while others are graduate students. No one is superior. Everyone is at different levels of learning and growth. Rather than dwell on the low vibes of the past, forgive yourself and others. Forgiveness is a potent energy booster and a gift you give yourself; it all begins with the willingness to let go. Letting go of old energy allows new and more beneficial energy to flow through. 

15. Not Prioritizing Enjoyment

Feeling overwhelmed? Chances are that you’re doing too much. We live in a work-focused culture that rewards workaholics. You might think focusing on enjoyment makes you less productive, but it recharges you so you’re MORE productive. Find better balance. The more you enjoy life, the more energy FLOWS freely. So include activities you LOVE throughout your day. What makes you smile so much that your cheeks hurt? Enjoying every moment to the best of your ability SUPERCHARGES your frequency and makes you a powerful manifestor. Everyone deserves to enjoy their life, including you.

prioritize enjoyment smell the flowers

Raise Your Vibes

Now that you’re aware of things that lower your vibration, it’s time to learn how to raise your vibes. When your vibration is high, you feel better, boost immunity, increase creativity, and tap into “the flow.”

How can you raise your vibration?

The good news is that it’s easy to raise your vibes. Here’s how:

  1. Intention — Create an intention, such as, “I would like to raise my vibration!”
  2. Thought — Ask yourself, “What can I do to raise my vibration?”
  3. Choice — What choice can I make right now to move to a higher vibe? Even if you’re feeling down, the smallest upgrade can significantly shift your energy. 

To raise your vibes quickly…

  • Hydrate with lemon, lime, or coconut water
  • Eat an unprocessed, whole-food-based diet
  • Smile, laugh, and invite more joy into your life
  • Play and move your body via walking, yoga, or other forms of exercise
  • Slow down and be quiet
  • Meditate and relax your mind
  • Recharge with nature
  • Soak up some sunshine (being careful not to burn)
  • Journal and focus on gratitude. 
  • Ask yourself, “What choice can I make to raise my vibes now?”
  • Forgive yourself and others
  • Have faith that your life is unfolding for your highest good
  • Sing, chant, play an instrument, or listen to music, especially the musical tone of 528 Hz, a.k.a. the “love frequency.”