Have you ever noticed how you feel after you’ve been around certain people? Maybe the person you’re thinking about is super negative or super extroverted and enthusiastic, and it suddenly leaves you feeling drained and tired (especially if you’re introverted like me). There are so many different energies impacting our lives, and a lot of the times, we don’t even notice it. Take a look around the room and then try to think of the people you’re closest to. What types of energies do they give off? Some may give off bright and sunny, some may give off calming, and some may give off chaotic. Notice in particular the energy of the people you spend the most time with. How are they similar to yours? How are they different? Also notice how these people’s energy affects yours. Are they negatively or positively affecting you?
We don’t always realize it, but the energy we give off constantly affects those around us. We hold such a big power in our hands: the ability to make the people around us feel a certain way. Some abuse it, some may not even realize they have this power yet, and some use it for good. It’s easy to constantly fall into the trap of negativity, but I’ve learned that positivity breeds positivity. If you have a naturally calm energy, the people around you will feel that and relax a bit more. If you have a bright, sunny, and positive energy, the people around you may feel more optimistic. The point is that we all have different energies. What is your energy naturally like? I firmly believe that when we reach the purest, most wholesome form of our own unique energy and use it to positively affect those around us, we reach a more peaceful and grounded state of being. This is because we are living in authenticity. My favorite question when thinking about this prompt is: how can you improve how your energy affects others? I find that there’s always something I can do, whether that be working on keeping my thoughts positive and grounded, or working on disengaging with negativity more effectively.
Lastly, I wanted to talk about choosing wisely who you spend most of your time with. I highly recommend choosing someone who you feel energized and at peace with. How do you know if their energy is good? Take inventory of how you feel after spending time with them. I’ve learned that feeling tired, exhausted, anxious, or sad after indicates that they are not the right person to hangout with 24/7. Feeling energized, happy, calm, and at peace after hanging out with your friend or anyone you have close relationship with is a good indicator that you’re in the right place!