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How To Remove Negative Energy From Your Life

July 29, 2018 in Soul - 16 Comments
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Whether you’re aware of it or not, the spiritual energy you carry impacts your life in various ways. When we hold onto bad feelings, thoughts, and emotions we create an environment conducive to a negative atmosphere. The good news is, you have the ability to change this. I hope you enjoy reading this post as I share some useful ways on how you can remove negative energy from your life.

Identify The Source Of Negative Energy

I know from personal experience how difficult it can be to rid yourself of negative energy. My past self-criticism and self-esteem struggles often left me feeling sad, frustrated, and sometimes defeated. As a result of these feelings, I unintentionally opened the door for negative energy to take residence in my life. It has taken me some time to learn how to better manage those moments when I’m not feeling the most exhilarated.

The first step towards removing negative energy in your life is to identify the source(s) that trigger a negative disposition. Some of the main causes of negative energy in one’s life include:

  • increased stress
  • low job satisfaction
  • unhealthy relationships with family & friends
  • financial burdens
  • feeling personally unfulfilled

Recognizing the source of your unhappiness and frustration allows you to confront your feelings from an honest standpoint.

Be Honest With Yourself

Having the courage to admit to yourself, and even others, when you’re in a negative space is an important step towards removing negative energy from your life. When you acknowledge how you feel, you release certain strongholds that keep you from living a happier and more fulfilled life. Society teaches us to pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and to keep going when we’re knocked down.

This is a good motto for overcoming certain things in life however, we need to alter this approach when it comes to our spiritual well-being. Human emotion is complex and just like other human characteristics, it varies with each person. While we shouldn’t allow our feelings to paralyze us, we also shouldn’t brush them aside, as they will continue to resurface and affect our spirit until we properly deal with them. 

Create Actionable Steps Against Negative Energy

Whenever you sense your spiritual being slipping into a negative state, ask yourself the following questions:

  • What Am I  Currently Feeling?
  • How Long Will I Allow Myself To Feel This Way?
  • What Positive Thing(s) Can I Do To Change This Feeling?

By asking yourself these questions you redirect your focus from the source of negativity towards finding a solution.

Surround Yourself With Positive People

Surrounding yourself with positive people is one of the most important ways you can begin to remove negative energy from your life. As I stated earlier, one of the main sources of negative energy in many people’s life is the company they keep. 

If you’re constantly surrounded by people who complain and talk about negative things, as if they are going out of style, you’re more than likely going to feel NEGATIVE. As a result, you will begin to take on negative energy, and misery sure loves company. 

Once you allow others to project their negative words, views, and beliefs into your spirit, you become saddled with those toxic burdens. I don’t know about you, but I have enough personal minutia to carry around each day. I refuse to allow others to add to it by dumping their toxicity onto me.

Eliminating these people from your inner circle can be difficult, especially if they are family. Here’s my approach to that, “you can love family from a distance if needed”.

Spend Time Enjoying The Things You Love

I’m the most fulfilled in life when I’m able to spend time enjoying the things that I love. Whether it’s reading, learning something new, or spending time with family and friends, it’s important for me to have these positive sources in my life. 

Think for a moment of the positive things you engage in that pull you out of a negative energy space. What is it about these things that help shift your energy into a positive state?

Practice Speaking Positivity  

Words, words, words. I could write a book about the power of words (hmm, note to self). Over the last few years, I have consciously worked on speaking more kindly to myself. As a result, the most astonishing thing has happened…..I’ve started to develop a better view of myself, which has led to positive energy.

If you’ve struggled with self-esteem and self-criticism, then you know how difficult it can be to speak positively towards yourself. When you first begin it can feel a little jarring. I admit it was difficult the first few times I began speaking positively to myself. It was such a foreign feeling after so many years of self-deprecation, part of me didn’t know how to respond to this new tone of voice.

Practicing positive affirmations is one of the best techniques you can adopt to remove negative energy from your life. There are many resources available to help you practice daily affirmations including pinterest and even instagram.

I suggest writing your affirmations down and posting them in a visible place. Use them as a visual reminder when you feel any sort of negative energy trying to schedule an unwelcome visit.

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Removing negative energy from your life requires a conscious and honest effort. It may not be easy in the beginning and that’s okay. Encourage yourself each day and celebrate the milestones along the way and with time your mind, body, and spirit will be much brighter.

Thanks for reading,


  • Cara Cozy October 7, 2018 at 7:10 AM

    I feel as though I needed this today. Been trying to be more positive in general so I can use all the help I can get!

    • Sundaye October 7, 2018 at 12:06 PM

      Glad you were able to take something useful away from reading this. 🙂

  • Love that quote from Maya Angelou! It’s all about fixing your thinking. We can’t control much, but what we can control begins and ends with us!

    • Sundaye August 11, 2018 at 2:39 PM

      Exactly! I think sometimes that’s the best approach when we are faced with things beyond our control.

  • Emily August 5, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    I found myself struggling with a lot of negative energy lately and it’s really taking a toll. The tips and advice you shared is extremely helpful and so well written. Thank you so much!

    • Sundaye August 5, 2018 at 12:34 PM

      Thank you Emily for taking the time to read it!

  • Nkem July 30, 2018 at 1:52 AM

    Wow, I love this article and can so relate to it! I had a wave of positive energy surge through me upon reading “I choose to make the rest of my life the best of my life.” Also, thank you for the action-oriented steps! Wonderful post!

    • Sundaye July 30, 2018 at 11:54 AM

      Thank you so much Nkem! I’m glad you enjoyed reading the article and that it had a positive affect on you. 🙂

  • Susan Peck/Call To Excellence July 29, 2018 at 10:14 PM

    This is really great advice. I especially like your question “How long will I allow myself to feel this way?” because it reminds us that we are in fact in control of our emotions. For me, what has been most helpful is realizing that positive energy and negative energy cannot co-exist, so the best way to eliminate negativity is to focus on doing something to raise my positive energy, and there are loads of articles out there on more ways to do that.

    • Sundaye July 30, 2018 at 11:51 AM

      Susan, thank you for taking the time to read the article. You are right in stating negative and positive energy can’t co-exist. The choice is most definitely ours to make when it comes to choosing one over the other.

  • jenny July 29, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    I agree, this is a beautiful post and much needed on this Sunday afternoon. I have come to realize that complimenting people and saying positive things to people (especially when it isn’t necessary) makes me feel pretty good. But, now maybe I can start saying positive things to myself and complimenting myself.

    • Sundaye July 29, 2018 at 5:00 PM

      Thank you Jenny and you should definitely say positive things to yourself because when we are kind to ourselves, it affects how we treat others.

  • Kristen July 29, 2018 at 2:25 PM

    Great advice. Often we forget that we need to take care of ourselves to. We often let ourselves talk to us in a way we wouldn’t dare talk to anyone else. We all could use a little change in our internal dialogue. I will be revisiting the ideas on your list when I am having an off day.

    • Sunny July 29, 2018 at 2:48 PM

      I agree with you Kristen and am glad these tips resonated with you. Feel free to let me know how you’ve applied them in your life. 🙂

  • sammi July 29, 2018 at 2:20 PM

    It’s a beautiful post much needed in today’s stressful world

    • Sunny July 29, 2018 at 2:23 PM

      Thank You!

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