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?
“All matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration.” — Bill Hicks
Science has taught 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. So even though things appear to be still or whole, they’re actually made up of teeny tiny particles in continuous motion. Learn more at ResonanceScience.org.
How does this relate to you?
Well, you’re probably aware that you need to take care of your physical body, but what about your energy body? Whether you’re tuned in or not, energetic vibration is all around you. All things have a vibration, including you. Your unique vibration is your energetic frequency — a life force that circulates throughout your entire body and around your energy field.
Why do you want to live from a high vibe state?
When you’re high vibin’ it, you experience a high-functioning brain state that’s ideal for making decisions, creativity, deep thinking, and more. As your vibes increase, your level of stress, anxiety, worry, and frustration decreases. When you consistently make high vibe choices, you’ll feel an influx of positive flow in your life. With a little 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 so important. Every choice you make has a BIG impact on your vibration. The more you “tune into” your vibration on an intuitive level, the easier it will be to raise your vibes when you feel less than optimal. With practice, your vibrational tuning skills will feel like a superpower that connects you with the present moment and brings you into better alignment with your Higher Self and Consciousness. As your awareness expands, you’ll activate mind, body, and soul healing.
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 fun, fulfilling, and enjoyable if you’re mindful of your vibes and direct them towards the life experiences you want to create. How can you tell if you have a low vibration? Check out these typical low and high vibration emotions below and use them to identify where your vibes are at so you can re-align as needed.
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 make you feel… heavy, stuck, dis-ease, drained, depleted, confused, weak, imbalanced, and more. Your brain doesn’t function as well and you feel disconnected from your intuition. You experience more conflict, discomfort, and pain in your life. Things just 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 in alignment with your goals and values. You experience greater clarity, love, joy, personal power, and peace. Life seems to flow easily and effortlessly with an abundance of synchronicities supporting you.
Things That Lower Your Vibration
Your vibration determines your overall energy and attracts what you bring into your life. Learn how 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.
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 continue drinking optimal hydration options throughout your day.
2. Poor Diet
Is your daily diet filled with colorful, nutrient-dense raw foods or is it abundant in processed, refined food products? Start by avoiding foods that lower your energy. Common foods that lower your vibration include alcohol, caffeine, dairy products, GMO foods like corn or soy, soft drinks, beverages with added sugar, 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 food labels and choose products made from high-quality ingredients. Next, swap out as many low vibe foods as you can and replace them with healthier options. Lastly, plan to “cheat your diet” one to two times a week.
3. Lack of Sleep
Restful sleep provides your body with the assistance it needs to recharge your energy. Aim to be in bed by 10:30 pm and try to 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 Healing Journey has the same effect as four hours of regular meditation!
4. Ignoring Your Body’s Messages
One of the easiest ways to determine whether you are vibrating at a high or low frequency is by paying attention to how you physically 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. You need flow, movement, and play. Include gentle movement 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 will encourage you to get up and move around. 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 progressing. 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 get clear on what you need and the best way to move forward. Anything creative will spark inspiration to get out of the mundane day-to-day rut that many people get sucked into. 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. The most important first step is to recognize who drains your energy and who helps you recharge. Begin by paying attention to how you feel after spending time with others. If you feel bad about yourself, fearful, exhausted, negative, unsupported, or any other low vibe emotions, then make a note for next time. Do your best to be mindful of other people’s effect on your energy so you can protect yourself from being drained and limit the time you spend with him/her. Bring 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 easily 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 enjoy more time connecting with plants. Nature is one of the most powerful sources for recharging you energy. Being immersed in nature, a.k.a. “Nature-bathing” is like a cleansing bath for your energetic body.
9. An Unsupportive Environment
Is your home supportive of your energy? Your home is a physical representation of what is 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 home and workspace 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. Your energy will flow much 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 choose to handle life’s challenges can have a HUGE impact on your vibration. That doesn’t mean you’ll never experience those things, but the goal is to be able to quickly shift your focus. You can do this quickly and easily by acknowledging how you feel, 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 feeling you’re experiencing. So avoid saying, “I am frustrated.” That keeps you in a low vibe state. Start creating the state you want by faking a smile. Science shows that smiling, whether genuine or not, shifts your brain chemistry to quickly improve your mood.
11. Limiting Beliefs & Perceptions
Any limitations in your life create blocks in your energy too. Use PSYCH-K or other forms of Energy Psychology to clear the negative programming in your subconscious mind. This process can feel like you’ve replaced the foggy glasses you’ve been wearing your whole life with rose-colored lenses instead. Our PSYCH-K Coaching emphasizes self-love and self-worth, first and foremost. When you love yourself and feel good about yourself and your life, then it creates an “energetic armor” of protection around you that makes it easier to keep low vibes out so you can maintain your high vibe state more easily and effortlessly.
12. Lack of Self-Love
Love and accept yourself unconditionally. There’s a great African proverb that says, “When there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do you no harm.” Self-care is the best remedy for a lack of self-worth and self-love. The more you nourish yourself with self love, the greater your capacity to do the same for others and your life. So treat yourself like your own BFF (Best Friend Forever) would. 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 much room for creativity and that’s important because life is a creative process. The more you can let go of your kung-fu grip on how things are “supposed to be,” the more things can flow. And flow is where the magic happens. It’s a state of powerful creativity and manifestation. So let go of attaching to a specific outcome and enjoy the process. Surrender to the present moment. Practice viewing the world from an open and curious perspective. How is this unfolding for me and my highest good?
14. Forgetting About Forgiveness
Carrying around the hurt and pain of what others or you did or didn’t do 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 people are kindergarteners, while others are graduate students. It doesn’t make anyone smarter or superior. They’re just at different levels of learning, growth, and development. Rather than dwelling on the low vibes of the past, forgive yourself and others. Forgiveness is a powerful energy booster that benefits you on all levels. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself and it all begins with the willingness to let go. Letting go of old energy allows for a flow of new, more beneficial energy to come in.
15. Not Prioritizing Enjoyment
Feeling overwhelmed? Chances are you’re doing too much and haven’t had a good outlet for energy to flow through you. We live in a very work-focused culture that rewards workaholics. You might think that focusing on enjoyment will make you less productive, but it actually recharges you so you’re MORE productive. Find a better balance between work and play. The more you can live in joy or “enjoy” your life, the more your energy can FLOW freely. So include more activities you love throughout your day. What makes you smile so much that your cheeks hurt or laugh so hard you could pee yourself? Enjoying every moment of your life to the best of your ability will SUPERCHARGE your frequency and make you a powerful manifestor. Express gratitude for all the big AND small stuff to attract even better things into your life. Everyone deserves to enjoy their life, including you.
Raise Your Vibes
Now that you’re aware of all of the things that lower your vibration, it’s time to learn how to raise your vibes quickly. When your vibration is high you feel better, boost your immune system, increase creativity, and tap more into “the flow.”
How can you raise your vibration?
The good news is, it’s easy to raise your vibes. Here’s how:
- Intention — Create an intention, such as, “I would like to raise my vibration!”
- Thought — Ask yourself, “What can I do to raise my vibration?”
- Choice — What choice can I make right now to move me to a higher vibe? Even if you’re feeling down, the smallest upgrade can have a BIG shift in 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 made 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.”