I don’t know about you, but 2012 was a year of many changes for me – home, career, relationships, personal goals, diet, and even ideals. And the success of overcoming these barriers would not have
Arun Shrivastava's insight:
Perhaps I also follow several of these recommended steps against the "ENERGY VAMPIRES." Perhaps point #7 is most vital. There is another very important point missing in the list and that is: set aside a few hours entirely to oneself to review your actions and plan your next creative work, adding value to your work in small doses. Here are seven ways to cope with energy vampires:1. Take a deep breath and let it go! There’s no need to allow their words or actions to linger and take up space in your heart and mind.2. Recognize when their words or actions are unacceptable. Don’t give them permission to leech your energy.3. Keep things light and change the focus. Learn not to react on impulse; instead, go with the flow, and tactfully bring the situation back to neutral ground.4. Remind yourself of the purpose of your bond or connection (e.g., why is this person in your life, how are you associated with them?), and know that you are allowed to walk away.5. Take a step back by putting their words or actions into perspective. Their behavior is a reflection on them, not you.6. Visualize a protective light around you, like an energy shield. This can help you remain energetically neutral without letting their words or actions cut or affect you.7. Affirm your self-worth. You deserve to be surrounded by positive, genuine, and caring people who inspire you to be your very best.