Energy vampires are people who literally drain others of their energy. Sadly, many of us invite these types of people into our lives before we realize how damaging they truly are.
Most energy vampires are people with good intentions that are just unhappy in their own lives. They manage to damage others without even realizing it. Energy vampires are overwhelmingly negative and if you let them, they will literally suck you dry.
Below I am going to go over several things that will help you identify energy vampires in your life. Once you have sorted them out and spotted them you can work to remove them or limit their presence in your life. If being around someone is bringing you down, you don’t have any kind of obligation to keep them in your life.
Step 1: Ask Yourself
Ask yourself whether or not this person makes you feel better or worse in general. Does being around this person leave you feeling exhausted? Is this person putting you in a bad mood? If the answer to these questions is yes then you’re probably dealing with an energy vampire.
Step 2: Consider Your Happiness
When you are around this person do you literally dread dealing with them? If someone is making you unhappy when you are around them then you need to limit their presence in your life. You don’t have to put your own wellbeing at risk for the sake of others.
Step 3: Set Proper Boundaries
Set boundaries with those energy vampires that you cannot cut out completely. Don’t overdo it when you have to be around them and perhaps keep them out of your home. Boundaries are good for everyone, they allow you to work with someone without having to put yourself at risk.
Step 4: Don’t Be Afraid to Say No
Don’t hesitate to say no when you need to. Saying yes all the time will only leave you more drained than you were, to begin with. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do, never forget that.
Energy vampires can be found in some of the most unexpected places and turn out to be some of the most unexpected people. Take care of yourself no matter what.
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