How to Recognize and Handle Energy Vampires

Have you ever had a conversation with somebody only to realize that they have sucked the life from your body and you feel totally useless at the end of the conversation?

Well those type people have a name. And today, I’m not only going to share with you what it is, but how you can handle them.

I recently had an experience where I was on the phone having a conversation with someone and it felt like I was talking to a brick wall. It seemed like they had that Eeyore mentality where every time I said something they would say,

“Yeah, yeah. Not another suggestion… I have already tried that. I have already done that.”

And no matter what I said to them, they always had that answer.

I refer to those people as energy vampires.

The reason I call them energy vampires is because it literally feels like they suck the life out of your body. Not like they physically attach themselves to your neck and start draining your blood, but it feels like they drain your energy.

I think that energy is one of the most important things you can have in your life, your business and in everything that you do. If you have somebody that is draining the energy from your body, that is a problem. I don’t wish this on you, but it is possible that you have a lot of energy vampires in your life. You might even have an energy vampire that is in your family….Dare I say?

How do you handle energy vampires, and how do you make sure that they don’t suck the life out of you?

First you have to acknowledge when you have that energy sucking moment.

You will probably notice it in the conversation. You will start to have a drop in energy. You might even start to feel angry, frustrated, upset, and then what will happen is, at the the end of the conversation, you are going to feel tired. You might feel like you have a headache or you might start to have some other challenges or problems. You might even feel depressed or sad and here’s why:

Energy vampires are so consumed in their own stuff and are so low on their scale of energy, that the only thing they can do is draw the last remaining energy from you, which is where it makes you feel completely drained and powerless.

So, a couple of suggestions on how to remove these energy vampires,

#1 – Avoid those type of people altogether.

If you can’t avoid them, I would say limit your time with them and limit it to very short conversations. Don’t have long conversations because they are not going to go anywhere.

#2 Do things to actually build up your own level of energy.

Do something that actually gives you some energy back.

I don’t know if you have ever heard this before, but I heard it and I thought it was really profound.

If you work with your head, you must rest with your hands, and if you work with your hands, you must rest with your head.

I do a lot of mental work as a part of my day-to-day business, so when I do basic things with my hands, like washing a car or building something, it gives me a lot of relaxation and it helps me rejuvenate my energy.

Likewise, if you work with your hands every day, you need to do something mentally to relax. Maybe escape in a book, or a movie, and that will help you raise your energy level very quickly and get you back to where you deserve to be.

I hope this tip was helpful for you!

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Until then, have a fantastic week!