Every moment you have a choice – to be at peace or to be in resistance.
When you are at peace, you attract positive energy and when you resist you create negative vibes that reflect back on your being. It’s a simple choice that you need to make.
It’s not your boss, colleagues, parents, ex or the traffic, but your own perception that creates stress and negative energy. Circumstances are neutral. You will generate positive vibes when your inner state is one of alignment and congruence, instead of being in resistance.
Here are 29 easy ways to attract positive energy into your life by staying in touch with your inner peace and stillness.
1. Start Your Day With Meditation
Any form of meditation is helpful but it’s best to keep it simple.
Just practice the meditation of becoming aware of your presence. You don’t have to sit in any strident posture; just relax and feel your presence in the midst of the thoughts and emotions.
2. Practice Mindful Relaxation
Relaxation is expansion, while stress is contraction. The more relaxed you are, the more open you become to attract positive energy.
Every once in a while, check in with your body to see if it is relaxed or tensed. Take a few deep breathes and as you exhale, let go and relax. Feel your body to see if there are any points where your muscles are clenched and consciously relax these muscles.
3. Move/Shake Your Body
One of the easiest ways to release stagnant energy (and energy blockages) in your body is to move/shake your body.
This doesn’t have to be boring. Do whatever makes you feel good. Here are just a few examples.
- Dance to your favorite music.
- Do some simple stretches.
- Go for a jog or a run.
- Get yourself a massage (or give yourself a self massage).
- Do some fun exercises like Hula Hooping, Rebounding or simply jumping in place.
- Do progressive muscle relaxation.
- Try the Qigong Shake technique
4. Be Mindful of Your Thoughts
Whenever possible, simply stay mindful of your thoughts and the kind of self talk you engage in. Whenever you catch yourself thinking a limiting thought or speaking negativity to yourself, acknowledge that and let it go.
By staying aware of your thoughts this way, you can cleanse your mind of limiting beliefs.
5. Learn to See the Positive in Every Situation
When the Sun goes down, you can focus on the darkness or change your focus and look at the stars.
Know that good and bad are just perceptions created in the conditioned mind. All you need is a change of perspective to see the hidden positives in a seemingly negative situation.
Remember, this is not about forced positivity. It’s perfectly okay to feel down in life. But developing an attitude to see every situation from a different perspective can help you maintain a state of balance.
6. Drop the Resentment Within
The past is past, it has no reality than as a memory trace. Can you live in such simplicity? After all if you don’t continuously think up a bad memory you will not feel any resentment within. So just learn to forgive and move on.
There is a lot of power in the simple act of forgiveness.
7. Stay as the Presence Instead of the Ego
The present moment holds a lot of power within. You can tap into this power by learning to experience the present moment fully. As Eckhart Tolle puts it, ‘Be here fully!‘.
Whatever task you are doing, try to become fully conscious of it. Be conscious of your surroundings, your thoughts and your actions. Of-course you cannot be present all the time, but do this exercise whenever you feel the need to relax and attract some good vibes.
8. Realize That You Are Enough As You Are
Are you constantly trying to seek people’s approval? When you do that, you give away your energy to them as you are focusing on them instead of you.
Realize that you are enough as you are and that you don’t need to prove anything to anybody. You do not need to seek anyone’s approval or live up to anyone’s expectations.
9. Develop self awareness
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom. When you begin to know yourself, you begin to lead an authentic life free from external influence. An authentic life is the gateway to experiencing higher energy.
Here are 39 self awareness exercises you can try out.
10. Listen to Uplifting Music
The right music can raise your vibration instantly.
Create a playlist of songs that you personally find uplifting and listen to them whenever you need a boost of energy.
Just make sure that the songs you listen to do not carry negative lyrics as these can get lodged in your subconscious mind.
11. Tune into the Stillness of Nature
A simple way to attract good energy is to be in nature. Just look at the nature around you for a while. A tree or a flower; it just rests in stillness and moves with the wind. There is a peace that radiates from their being. This peace will ignite your own inner stillness.
You can also consider bringing nature indoors by having some indoor plants. According to color psychology green is the color of balance and harmony. Which is why, having indoor plants can bring a sense of peace to your inner being.
12. Feel the Spaciousness in Your Body
Just close your eyes and try to feel your body from within. You will be surprised at the spaciousness of your body. It feels like a lot of empty space with a few sensations here and there. This inner body realization will free up any stored negative energy. After a few moments of inner body realization you will feel light and at ease.
13. Eat consciously
Be conscious about how a food makes you feel. Do you feel light and energetic or do you feel bloated and fatigued? Eat food that nourishes you and makes you feel your best and try to cut down on foods that make you feel bogged down.
14. Don’t engage with negative people
People vibrating at a lower frequency want to drag you down to their level. The best thing you can do to protect your energy is to avoid engaging with them as much as possible.
This means, stop giving them your attention – do not argue with them, stop thinking about them and try to keep interactions to a minimum.
15. Avoid living about your past
It’s okay to think about the past but don’t spend too much time there. Re-focus on the present moment. The past is too much of a burden to carry with you in the present. By all means, learn from your past but do not hold on to it as that wastes your energy.
16. Let go of blame
Blame doesn’t serve a purpose; it only wastes your energy. So let go of the habit of blaming others or yourself. Instead, focus your energy on what can be done to remedy the situation.
17. Practice gratitude
Once you make gratitude a habit, you naturally start seeing the good in everything and that will raise your energy.
18. Declutter your surroundings
When you look around, do you see clutter or do you see things neat and organized?
Prime your subconscious mind in a positive way by ensuring that you do not see clutter around you. Keep things neat, organized and spacious so there is free flow of energy.
19. Practice grounding
Practice grounding, if you have a safe place to walk or stand barefoot. Getting your bare feet in touch with mother earth for a few minutes every day is an excellent way to release all stagnant/negative energy from your system.
20. Consume media consciously
If you are an empath or highly sensitive, avoid consuming media that makes you feel bad. Instead focus on media that uplifts and refreshes your mind.
21. Become a conscious shopper
The more stuff you accumulate, the more it weighs you down. So try becoming a conscious shopper. Ask yourself if you really need something before you buy it. Also, give away things that you no longer use. Make simplification your life mantra.
22. Learn to say no
Prioritize yourself by learning to say no to things that you do not want to be a part of. The best to accumulate good energy is to ensure that you do not engage on activities that drain you.
23. Get in touch with your creative side
Find out what you love creating. Create for yourself if not for anyone else. Creativity does not necessarily mean doing art. It could even mean solving a math problem or writing code. Find out the things that you enjoy doing and spend more time doing it.
24. Follow yourself
Understand that you are a unique human being and that you do not need to follow others or fit into a defined structure. Do what you want to do instead of following the herd. Stop comparing yourself to others and pave your path.
25. Define your own version of success
Success can mean different things to different people. So you need not follow society’s definition of success which is generally fame and money. Find out what success means to you instead and try to set that as your goals.
26. Experience the state of being free from the ego
Whenever you find time to be alone, ask yourself this question, who am I if I take away all my name, accomplishments, beliefs, ideas and ideologies? This question cannot be answered, it can only be experienced. Experience this egoless state for sometime. This will help you let go and reset yourself.
27. Try intermittent fasting
Toxins in your body are a form of negative energy. Fasting helps you eliminate all those toxins. One of the best and simplest forms of fasting is ‘intermittent fasting’ where you skip one meal a day.
Remember that fasting is a time of relaxation, so do this only when you are home and have time to rest and relax. You can also spend this time in meditation and body awareness.
28. Get in touch with your emotions
Whenever you feel an emotion, be it anger, hate, jealousy, excitement, happiness etc. make it a habit to consciously experience them. Find out what these emotions are and how they truly feel. Consciously experiencing emotions is the best way to gain better control over your emotions.
29. Prime your mind for positivity before you sleep
Prime your mind to maintain a positive vibration by reading to, watching or listening to something that makes you feel good before your sleep. This could be a good book, an uplifting video/podcast or simply listening to (or reading) positive affirmations.