Perhaps it's every now and then, or maybe it feels like it's happening all the time, but we all go through periods in life that feel particularly negative. It can feel as though everything you attract, be it people or situations, carries with it what you might describe as bad luck energy. But learning how to clear your energy is something you can practice in a way that might really effect positive change in your life. There are little habits and shifts in perspective you can work into your everyday routine that can really result in more positive circumstances.
According to Jennifer Longmore, B.A.S.W, M.Ed, a spiritual life coach andCEO of Soul Journeys, part of the negativity that can build up in your life comes from tolerating circumstances or relationships that you don't actually like, or that, plain and simple, don't serve you. Longmore says these things don't necessarily have to warrant "a fire extinguisher," so to speak, but still, they're kind of like a metaphorical wet blanket for your well-being: "Like the friend that calls us to dump all their problems, and then magically they have to go every time it's our turn to share," the spiritual life coach tells Elite Daily. "One day we wake up and realize this doesn’t work for us anymore, but we don't understand why we engage in those patterns or relationships."
And sometimes, she says, these things happen simply because you're ust a pretty darn good friend and listener — you can't help yourself. In fact, Longmore says, the better listener you are, or even the more open you are in general, oftentimes, the more you can tolerate or be available for situations that might use up your energy. "We don't realize we have permission to set standards," Longmore tells Elite Daily. "We don’t realize that we have the right to really envision our ideal lifestyle."
But you definitely do. And an ideal lifestyle, BTW, does not have to mean six figures and an envy-inducing social media feed. It can mean fulfilling relationships, creative enjoyment, and peace of mind. Really, it can mean whatever the heck you want it to mean. But if you feel stuck in a rut of negative energy right now, here's how to climb your way out, according to Longmore.