Having the ability to control what disrupts your energy is an underrated gift. So much so, that you fundamentally understand that you are responsible for protecting your peace.
For example: Recently, I went somewhere that I really didn’t want to go on the strength of someone else and once I got there, it completely threw me off balance. I felt my energy shift; I had become infected with negativity that remained with me for the rest of the day and part of the next.
Preservation of your energy takes awareness, consciousness, proactivity, and consistency until it becomes habit. And how you do that is by understanding yourself and accepting where you stand. Surround yourself with like-minded people: people who have high vibrations and frequencies.
Stay away from negative people- whether that be family, friends, coworkers, neighbors etc. No one is exempt.
Limit your negativity intake- monitor the duration and/or how frequently you watch the news.
With most content on social media being negative, regulate your social media consumption.
Turn off the TV, read a book or listen to music that’s positive and/or nourishes your soul.
Be physically active, learn a new skill or do something that you enjoy doing.
Do something nice for someone or yourself.
Process your feelings instead of denouncing them, because what you resist persists so it’s important that you approach those emotions delicately, and to allow yourself to feel what you’re feeling.
Detach from people or the world if need be- I have moments when I go in the house and totally shut down. I don’t want to talk to anyone, I turn my phones ringer off, I won’t go on social media; I make myself completely inaccessible… That’s one of the methods I use for restoration, and it serves me well.
These are all examples; they may not necessarily work for you but finding mechanisms that will is paramount.
Sometimes protecting your peace will require you to put distance in between and/or cut off people that you love. It doesn’t mean that you love them any less, it means that you understand your limitations and have decided to put yourself first.
People can only drain you if you allow. If you are uncomfortable with cutting off a loved one or distancing yourself, take them in doses. Put time frames on how long you are in their presence. Be mindful of the conversations you have with them. There is no one who is gonna be more honest with you than you, so don’t be ashamed of your constraints.
Surround yourself with people who are going to sow positive seeds into you, someone who is able to pour into you when you become dehydrated. People who are going to tell you the truth, even when it may not be what you want to hear; someone who can extract positivity from situations to help you see things from a better perspective.
Life is about choices, and I choose positivity. I choose to focus on the brighter side of things which allow my frequency and vibrations to remain high.
And you too have the power to control what invades your energy. Understand where you are mentally, emotionally, and psychologically; be okay with drawing an unapologetic line in the sand. No one can take better care of you than you can because it is you who knows exactly what and how you feel.
Do what you feel you need to for yourself: Whether that’s to meditate, withdrawal, or to simply relax. There is no wrong answer, the key is understanding yourself, even if/when others don’t.