Your energy is something extremely valuable and needs to be protected. When you protect your energy, you set boundaries for what can and can not affect you. This is an amazing skill to have and it can help you in the long run. With that said you may not know how to go about it exactly. But that’s okay, there are a few tips you can look into to help you protect your energy.
Have you ever heard of an energy vampire? Yes, it sounds strange but it’s not literal. An energy vampire is basically some you spend time with and feel extremely drained after. These people are called energy vampires because they just drain you. Once you notice that someone takes your energy, try your best to stay away from them. However, staying away from an energy vampire isn’t always possible. It could be a family member or even someone you work with so you can’t really avoid them. But you are able to set boundaries. With an energy boundary in place, everyone you interact with knows your limits. This includes topics to speak about and even places to go. With your boundaries in place, you will need to speak out about them.
If you don’t verbalize your boundaries, no one will ever know they exist and they will continue to cross them. You may think that this could be confrontational but it doesn’t have to be at all. All you need to do is stand your ground. This means sticking to what you say and meaning it. You will notice that things will automatically start to change when people are aware of your boundaries. Now standing your ground on your boundaries doesn’t mean you won’t have some pushback. But this doesn’t mean you should change your stance. All it means is that you have to now let go of what you can’t control. Unfortunately, you aren’t able to control everything, accepting that is a great way of protecting your energy.