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It is a well-known fact that we are heavily influenced by the energies that surround us in our daily lives, impacting our mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. While we can do our best to surround ourselves with positive influences, there are many people that we will come into contact with that we have no control over such as classmates and co-workers.

As we attract and absorb these energies from the environment around us, it is our responsibility to identify and manage them. Creating a low point in our moods, it can drain us of energy and leave us feeling exhausted and depressed. For this reason, it is important that we learn how to identify these energies before they take hold.


Watch for these signs that you have picked up a negative energy:

  • Feelings of depression with no identifiable trigger
  • Engaging in self-destructive behaviors
  • The appearance of static on your phone when neither party is in an area that would impact your phone signal
  • Frequently losing things like your house keys or wallet
  • Experiencing a sore throat
  • Having emails and text messages fail to send to their intended recipients
  • Sudden feelings of exhaustion despite having slept well
  • Experiencing a sensation as if your mind is spinning
  • Having something you value stolen
  • Finding your thoughts overcome by negativity
  • Inability to log into your online accounts
  • Experiencing sudden and frequent dropped phone calls
  • Refusing to take the steps to help yourself, such as denying yourself food when you are feeling hungry
  • Error messages regarding your internet connection despite it being stable


If you are experiencing any of these signs, then it is imperative that you take the steps necessary to banish this negative energy from your life. Here are 21 techniques to remove negative energy:

  1. Burn lemon or orange peels.
  2. Use essential oils such as rose, lavender, frankincense, and patchouli to clear negative energies.
  3. Find effective ways to manage your stress.
  4. Clap your hands and sing a fun or joyful song to attract joy and happiness.
  5. Take a sea salt bath, allowing the sea salt to pull the negative energy from your body.
  6. Either play the drums or put on some African or Native American drum music.
  7. Place a glass of water nearby and set the intention that any lower energies will be absorbed by it. Once you are finished be sure to dispose of the water.
  8. Make it known to the universe that you are going to make the efforts required to clear these energies.
  9. Play high frequency/high energy music.
  10. Skipping or other childlike activities.
  11. Sprinkle sea salt around your home to absorb negative energies.
  12. Make figure-eight motions with your arms to strengthen your aura.
  13. Place a black tourmaline crystal in your home.
  14. Place pine needles in your home to repel lower energies and protect you and your home.
  15. Adopt a tree.
  16. Laughter is incredibly powerful against negative energies!
  17. Use a smudge stick. The best herbs to use include white sage, mugwort, cedar, dried rosemary, and sweet grass.
  18. Light candles or incense.
  19. Watch your words and actions, remembering that negativity attracts negativity.
  20. Dance it out!
  21. Go green – Bring plants into your home.
  22. Yawning works to dispel negative energies.