No matter what you’re doing, if the energy in your life, relationship or self is stagnant and negative, things aren’t likely to change. We’re incredibly energetic beings, literally made up of the same material as the planets, stars and universe. The energy that’s generated in an interaction, experience or relationship can often linger.
Sometimes it lingers like a thick blanket of smoke which feels all consuming and suffocating. No matter what you do, you just can’t seem to escape it! If you’re feeling a lack of joy, fulfillment, or inspired energy in your life, there’s a good chance things have gotten stagnant.
Maybe you’re constantly carrying the negative energy of your job, even after leaving for the day. Maybe your relationship is a mess and the tension, negativity or “off” feelings are clouding every other interaction and experience in your life. Maybe you’ve felt bleh and depressed for so long, that even the rare moments of pure joy are tainted with feelings of sadness.
I understand, because I’ve been there. Many times!
Today I’m going to share with you three simple tricks to quickly and effectively change your energy so that you can begin to dramatically transform your life.
Three Simple Steps to Change Your Energy
1) Change your environment.
One of the easiest things you can do to transform your energy is to make changes to your environment!
If the energy of a past relationship still lingers in your home, causing you grief and sadness, change things up! Get yourself a brand new comforter, some brightly colored throw pillows you love and paint the walls. Bring in fresh flowers, play a completely new kind of music and declutter. Hang new photos and buy yourself new dishes.
If work leaves you feeling crappy at the end of each day, make a change to your environment where you can… such as your commute home. If you drive, buy a hilarious comedian’s CD or a fun and lighthearted audio book, even if you’re drive is only ten minutes. Buy yourself some super comfy driving slippers (fuzzy, of course), keep a healthy after work treat in the glove box, and maybe get some new colorful seat covers.
Even something as simple as changing the wallpaper on your computer or smartphone can immediately alter your energy. We’re creatures of habit, which means we quickly become accustomed to certain things in our space. Without realizing it, we also attach memories to, and trap energy within, colors, smells, images, sounds, lightness and darkness in our environment.
By changing something as simple as your comforter or desktop background, you create a disconnect that allows your brain to start rewiring your emotions and dissipate the negative energy associated.
2) Change your location.
This is all about mixing things up and creating a new environment for yourself. Sure, sometimes it might mean moving to a new job or apartment, but it doesn’t have to be a big to-do!
Start taking the peaceful, scenic route home from work. Maybe instead of heading straight home, you stop off at the gym, a coffee shop or a friend’s house. Instead of shopping at the same grocery store, mix it up and hit a different brand name or just visit another neighborhood’s farmer’s market.
By physically changing your location, you open your senses up to new experiences, smells, sights and sounds. Again, being creatures of habit, we tend to fall into routines that keep us stuck in a cycle that feeds negative energy. By changing things up, you’re forced to create new experiences, meet new people, see new things and, most importantly, get out of your routine!
When you begin to disrupt your mindless routines, you start to open up. @StephenieZ
(Click to Tweet!)
Opening up helps you to release old energy and attract new, positive energy.
3) Change your mindset.
This is about more than just “think happy thoughts,” though I highly recommend you practice positive thinking. It’s about creating the space and opportunity for new ideas and growth. Growth forces us to release limiting beliefs and try out new ways of thinking, being and processing our world.
If you’re feeling stuck or unhappy, get out there and learn something new. Read a book about cultivating amazing relationships, starting a business around your passion or how to be happy for no reason. Take a class, workshop or hire a coach or counselor. Take action towards learning a new way to view, process and work through situations.
ALL of the most transformational changes in my life can be traced back to simple mindset shifts such as positive thinking, forgiveness, compassion, trusting in the universe, listening to my intuition first and taking personal responsibility for everything that manifests in my life. Learning a new way to look at any feeling or situation will immediately transform the energy that surrounds it, and your life.
Take action now!
I want you to think about where you’re experiencing negative energy in your life, it could be at home, work or in a relationship. I want you to take immediate action using one of the steps above. Leave a comment below and let me know what you did and how it’s shifted your energy!
Stephenie Zamora is the founder of www.stepheniezamora.com, a full-service life purpose development, design, and branding boutique, and author of Awesome Life Tips. Through her Mastery Program, she merges the worlds of personal development and branding to help men and women build passion-based lives and businesses they love. Click here to access her free Foundations for Unshakable Joy™ video training series and learn the unexpected trick to transforming your life with one single question! Connect with Stephenie on Facebook and Twitter!
Photo Credit: SomeDriftwood via Compfight cc