10 ways negative energy makes you feel tired

You’ve been feeling tired lately.  

You try to remember that your diet is having no problem. 

Your health was also checked last month, and everything is still in good condition.  

So what happening? 

Maybe it’s a sign that you’re tired because of the negative energies around you.

Why am I saying this?

Let’s check out 10 ways negative energy can drain your energy and leave you feeling exhausted and fatigued, you probably will see yourself in there:

1) You are not able to sleep until midnight

I have been in a relentless struggle against sleep. I go to bed early in the evening, but am awake until at least midnight and sometimes as late as 3 am.

When this happens, I feel exhausted the very next day. 

When negative energy happens during the day, it’s harder for you to transition into sleep when the night arrives.

For example, when you are in the company of individuals who are negative, pessimistic, cynical and skeptical, it drains you of your energy. 

You feel drained after interacting with a few people that have a negative attitude towards life. Even if they don’t make direct comments or comments designed to put you down, it can feel like that’s what they’re doing on some level. 

You’ll find yourself thinking about these people later that night when sleep should be taking over your brain and body. 

You will spend hours laying in bed thinking about how stupid it was for that person to say something you perceived to be negative or how this person is always complaining about one thing or another.

2) You don’t even mind exercising

I used to be very active. I would run a couple miles every morning, lift weights in the morning and sometimes do it again in the evening if I was free. 

But now, I don’t have time to fit in my workout routine. So, I let myself go and am not working out at all anymore. 

My energy level is suffering as a result of no longer exercising on a regular basis. It’s difficult to get up in the morning and do an hour of cardio exercise when you can barely get out of bed because you’re still tired from not getting adequate sleep the night before.

Movement is a great way to combat negative energy and help it flow out of the body. If you don’t have a daily exercise routine, you’ll find yourself dealing with a ton of negative energy and very little positivity. 

This is how the mind/body connection works. When you exercise, you’re stimulating the release of happy chemicals (i.e., endorphins) that help you feel more positive. If you’re not giving your body a way to release negative energy, it will do it in other ways that aren’t as healthy.

Any exercise is better than none, but certain activities release more positive energy than others. 

If you’re interested in finding ways to combat negative energy on a regular basis, trying to boost your mood by doing more exercise is a solid place to start.

3) You’re constantly dumping toxics

When I was working a full-time job, I would spend my evenings at home and weekends with friends. 

Sometimes I would go out to eat with a few people to try and fill the time. 

But more often than not, it felt like they were focused on getting drunk rather than enjoying each other’s company. 

It’s easy to get caught up in the negativity of others when you’re spending time with them and not really having fun. 

It feels like the negative energy radiating from those individuals is being thrown in your face all day long – leaving you tired and contemplative, wasting valuable energy that could be used for something enjoyable or productive, like working out that I mentioned above.

4) You fall asleep with negative thoughts running through your head

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This is probably the worst thing that negative energy can do to make us feel that tired. 

It’s not uncommon for me to find myself lying in bed before going to sleep, thinking about all the negative thoughts that have built up in my mind during the day. 

How stupid this person was for saying that today. How dumb everyone was for making a mistake and how I’m exhausted of being the one that have to fix everything.

For hours I would lay in bed thinking about how tired I was and wondering when I’d ever get a full night’s sleep again.

The most important thing to remember is that negative energy is not real. You’re trying to make it out of something that isn’t there. 

In other words, do not allow negative energy to drain your energy on a daily basis. It will cause you to feel fatigued, be forgetful, and have a general feeling of frustration throughout the day.

Negative energy causes you to feel tired for the same reason it causes anything else: Because it’s taking away from the positive things in life that bring happiness and joy.

5) You are constantly dwelling on the negative

When you make yourself think negatively all day long, it’s a lot easier to fall into the same cycle when you get home and are in the absence of a positive daily routine.

We’ve all been guilty of doing this at some point or another. 

Most of us have probably spent time in front of a computer screen where we enter negative thoughts into our minds, without even noticing. And then just hoping that when we stop looking at the computer, the negativities will go away.

But they don’t. They come back when we’re not mindful and having fun with our day. 

This is how negative energy can get trapped in your body and mind causing you to fall into a cycle that drains your energy like never before.

6) Negative energy can cause you to be addicted to drugs or alcohol

When you fill yourself with negative energy, it’s easy to get drawn in by stimulants that help you get through your down mood.

But we all know that both drugs and alcohol only provide a temporary high. 

The problem is that they wear off and you’re left feeling worse than before. 

For the most part, your body is struggling to stay in control as it releases chemicals into your system that make you feel alive. 

However, once they’re gone and the chemical high wears off, this is when bad things happen.

7) You lack enthusiasm for life when negativity is surrounding you

Life is not a bowl of cherries, but life is certainly worth living. 

You wake up in the morning looking forward to the day ahead and all the possibilities that lie ahead of you. 

You are excited about starting a new project or having a new lunchtime discussion with a colleague. 

But when you spend time with negative people, that enthusiasm and energy that was there in the very beginning, begins to fade away until it’s completely gone. 

You start viewing life as a giant pile of crap and wonder why you even bother getting out of bed anymore.

I have certainly been there before, lots of times actually. It’s not easy to ignore the people and events around you that cause you to feel negative.

The best way to deal with negativity is to learn how to channel it and turn it into positive energy

You do this by learning how to harness the power of positivity and working towards making a positive change in your life.

8) You stop trying because you feel negative

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There comes a time in every person’s life where they stop trying and simply accept that things are not always going to go as they wish. 

You truly believe that you have given up on life, but deep down you know that’s not the case. 

You fear the failure to try will cause you to feel like your life is no longer worth living, but at the same time, you know this isn’t the case either. 

It’s frustrating because it feels like negative energy keeps creeping into your life and possessing your mind. 

You want to attack it and put an end to these never-ending feelings of negativity.

But a false sense of security prevents you from having that type of mindset.

You don’t want to feel like you’re not trying. 

You don’t want to feel like you’re a failure.

In other words, your desire to succeed on a daily basis is being thwarted by negative energy. 

I’ll never forget when I was in high school and would come home everyday shattered by how shitty everything was. 

My parents loved me, but they didn’t understand me and I was tired of feeling alone and confused all the time. 

I had reached a point where I just wanted to give up…on everything! It had been that way for months on end – where nothing seems worth doing anymore because I constantly felt stressed out about my future and my lack of money at the time.

9) You go to work every day and feel miserable

Sir John Templeton once said “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem”. 

This is a great way to explain how negative energy affects your life.

While you may be trying to get through the day without making any waves, you’re actually causing your life to be worse by wasting time feeling bad about it. 

If you’re not part of the solution – meaning if you don’t actively try to make something better – then you are most certainly part of the problem. 

You can help turn around negative energy by actively taking action and looking for solutions that will make your life easier.

10) You become a negative thinker

You get stuck in a bubble of negativity and are locked in a world of self-doubt. 

This isn’t all bad, but it’s definitely not as positive as it could be. 

You’re constantly comparing yourself to others, viewing yourself as less than important, and believing you’re losing the battle against negative energy

It’s easy to see how this belief can lead to feelings of sadness or anger. 

And if you’re not careful about how you choose to think about the world around you, these emotions can start becoming part of your everyday life.

An upbeat and positive mindset, on the other hand, can have a profound effect on your life. 

It can make you feel good about yourself and optimistic towards life in general. 

It can give you a sense of excitement about your prospects and help you pursue your dreams with gusto.

How to stop it

Yes, there is hope.

As I mentioned above, I’ve been through the ringer numerous times. 

I’ve had my heart broken, I’ve felt hopeless, I’ve lost faith in life and wanted to give up. 

But through it all, the more I learned how to harness the power of positivity and focus on doing things that make my life better, the happier I became and the more abundant my life became.

The key is to challenge negative thoughts as soon as they come into your mind. 

This may take some time to learn and practice, but once you start making progress and have a positive mindset on a daily basis – your energy will start shifting and your luck will really change for the better.

For example, when I feel negative energy coming on, I take a deep breath to switch my focus and change my mindset. 

I’ll say something to myself like “Every day is a new day. I can choose to be positive. I have the power to control how I feel.” This helps me turn around negative energy and find positivity in the world around me.

I learned about this from Life Journal, created by the highly-successful life coach and teacher Jeanette Brown. 

Willpower only takes us so far…the key to transforming your life into something you’re passionate and enthusiastic about takes perseverance, a shift in mindset, and effective goal setting. 

Click here to learn more about Life Journal.

Last words

We’ve come to the end of this guide and all that’s left to do is reflect on how your life feels right now. 

Remember, though you may feel like you’re stuck in a rut, there is a lot you can do to change your perspective. 

It will take practice, but it’s worth it in the end!

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Nguyet Yen Tran

Yen is a freelance writer and a researcher specializing in mental health, self-awareness, and psychology. Her hobby is studying human behavior throughout their reaction upon situations. Be sure to check out her other posts on our blog.

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