Surrounded by a negative work environment? Dealing with ongoing conflicts at home? Simply being around heavy energy can be draining regardless of what we do on the physical, mental and emotional level.
The buildup of negative energy can manifest into physical illnesses. Ever notice when you are stressed out for an extended period of time? It can wear away at you and manifest into colds, canker sores, hair loss, the list goes on.
Trust me, I get it. After a decade of working in Corporate America, the office setting can be a playground for a lot of negativity.
At one point, a colleague jokingly nicknamed me The Pitbull. Although she was joking, there was some truth behind it.
I was friendly but if someone crossed a line, I did not hold back on sending those nasty-grams. No doubt, the bcc line was put to use.
Not my finest moments.
Over time, I realized that difficult office relationships were opportunities to learn how to be grounded in my truth. At the core, we are all light beings, not pitbulls.
So I put my yoga teacher and Reiki Master training to use.
Setting energetic boundaries requires simple steps but consistent practice. When it comes to energy work, daily practice, even if it is just for a minute each day, is important.
The following 5 effective techniques helped me energetically set boundaries for yourself in order to better manage your energetic health.
1. Take a hot bath using Epsom salt, sea salt, and baking soda.
To help you reset, use equal parts of each ingredient to open the radiation out of your auric field.
2. Take a hot bath with black tea.
This is especially helpful when dealing with a hard problem that is ongoing and recurring.
3. Maintain a clean home and car.
Energy flows where intention goes! When you are cleaning your environment, set the intention to wipe, sweep, clear away negative energy and bring in positive energy.
4. Visualize yourself in a ball of white light.
Surround yourself with this white healing light to protect your energy from other energies that do not serve you.
5. Maintain positive thoughts.
It’s not necessary to be perfect. So long as you are making effort at least 51% of your day, you will start seeing and feeling shifts. Remember, the key is to be consistent each day and start seeing and feeling changes happen sooner!
Still finding it hard to stay sane around certain people?
If you’ve given it your all and are still feeling heavy, take a step back to reflect. If you feel you’ve reached your wits end, tap into those emotions. Maybe it is time to move on.
For instance, after a decade of dabbling in different career paths, I realized a 9-5 job was simply not for me. It all started when I couldn’t stand a passive aggressive coworker that I began thinking about how I could leave my 9-5.
Don’t get me wrong. I still worked on applying the yoga and Reiki principles each day in and out of the workplace.
But I also used the toxic work environment as a motivator to get the heck out of the rat race. So I began creating passive income on the side to reach financial independence.
I’m living proof that achieving financial independence is possible at any age. I was able achieve financial independence in my 30’s by hustling while working the 9-5.
Yet, I knew that I would always want to be doing some sort of meaningful work. That’s what lead me to start Not A Bond Girl during my days in the rat race. I enjoyed sharing my personal finance journey and combining it with the spiritual development tips along the way.
Interested in starting a free Wix website too? Start a creative outlet for yourself! Play around with creating a free blog on Wix here.
Create an exit strategy.
Focusing on an exit strategy can help to detach from workplace drama. Even if you never do use the exit strategy, at least it can ease the tension of feeling stuck.
Besides applying to a new job, get creative. There are many ways to have a side hustle these days. You don’t even have to start a business to do so. This includes freelance writing to renting out your car. I did both!
During my weekends, I taught yoga and wellness workshops at the local hospital. I also worked the front desk of a yoga studio at one point too! If you are out of ideas, take a step back and simply focus on raising your vibrations to gain clarity.
The fun part was the journey, not the destination. I got to experiment with different types of side hustles. That’s how Not A Bond Girl was started! The website was a creative outlet from my cubicle life.
I eventually got to get a feel of what I enjoyed doing and let go of the activities that were not as enjoyable. As you can see, Not A Bond Girl was a keeper!
Feelin' stuck in work + life?
Clear your money chakra!
Hit a glass ceiling in your career? Got stubborn money blocks? Your money chakra, aka root chakra, may be unbalanced.
The key to clear blocks getting in your way of being in the energetic flow is to align yourself to vibrate at the frequency of where you want to be in life.
By incorporating a holistic approach, you are better able to raise your vibrations to attract financial abundance.