awareness is key

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This week has been pretty incredible so far and it’s only Wednesday. I’ve had two AMAZING conversations about positivity in our daily lives and the negative thoughts that we are conditioned to have. I don’t know about you but my default setting seems to be negative. When did this become acceptable for human beings? Were we always like this? I wonder that sometimes…

So about the conversations I had. I’ve met some new people recently. I’ve been asking the universe for this. I’ve been asking for people who are on the same journey as me. I met with one of them last night. We sat at Starbucks for 3.5 hours talking about anything and everything. We quickly realized how alike we are. In fact the amount of similar experiences, characteristics, and hopes we share are uncanny. We instantly recognized the other as a member of each other’s soul tribe. It was pretty awesome.

One of the subjects we covered last night was an energy vampire. Have you heard of this term before? It’s popped up in the past few years. There are some very in depth definitions about this type of person. For me, simply put, an energy vampire is someone who lives their life in the negative. Which as mentioned before seems to be something most of us are conditioned to do. I am guilty of being an energy vampire, and guess what? I don’t like it. It makes me feel icky inside. We came to the conclusion last night that we think most energy vampires don’t even realize they’re acting this way. I didn’t for a long time. That is why awareness is key.

Being able to recognize if and when you’re being an energy vampire is what can help you turn that behavior around. Only if you want to though, I’m not about preaching to people telling them they have to do something, that’s not my jam. If you want to, start small by filtering your thoughts. Before you respond to someone’s negative comment with a mutually negative answer, pause for a second. If you can’t find something even remotely positive to say, don’t say anything at all, change the subject. This is something I am working on!

The other conversation I had was with a woman who works at my chiropractor’s office. We talked about surrounding ourselves with positive people. Being positive all the time is not easy, honestly it’s not even realistic. However, if you can find people who have similar ideals when it comes to living a positive life, if you can surround yourself with those types of people, it makes it a heck of a lot easier. When we’re surrounded by people who are constantly living in the negative that is the energy we’re going to expel, even if we don’t want to. I am working on this also.

I can’t pretend to be something that I’m not, I am not positive every single second of my life. I have my great moments and I have my not so great moments. It happens. All I know is that I’m a walking, talking, work in progress and I love it.

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