Delete negative energy

By Melissa Martin

Wouldn’t it be interesting if there was a delete button or buzzer for negativity? Buzz. Bad, sad, rad mood is gone. Buzz. Complaining about the day is no more. Buzz. Self-pity is out the door. Delete. Delete. Delete. Negative energy no more.

Humans are energy-producing creatures. We have physically measurable electromagnetic and magnetic fields generated by living cells, tissues, organs—encased in a body with skin. Tissues and organs produce specific magnetic pulsations known as biomagnetic fields. The electrocardiogram and electroencephalogram are joined by biomagnetic recordings called magnetocardiograms and magnetoencephalograms.

Body parts (brain, heart, liver, muscles) need energy to work. Food is our source of energy. Energy is released through movement and the effects of gravity. We use energy to breathe, think, and talk.

Be mindful of the energy you’re putting out and the energy you’re letting in.

Be mindful of your thoughts. Become a “thought” detective and examine why you think what you think. Are you pessimistic or optimistic? How do you respond to challenges and obstacles? Life has ups and downs. Do you only see the downs?

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”―Aristotle

Be mindful of mental energy. Practice gratitude daily. Declutter the mind with music, reading, journaling, praying. Throw out perfectionism.

Be mindful of your words. The words we choose to use can help or hurt another person. We are the managers of the tongue. Change your conversations. Do you often discuss what’s wrong in the world more than what’s right?

“I mean, language fascinates me anyway, and different words have different energies and you can change the whole drive of a sentence.”―Alan Rickman

Be mindful of your voice tone. Screaming at your kids is like filling a swimming pool with vinegar. If you actually believe that’s the only way to get kids to listen—then take a parenting class.

Be mindful of your eye contact and facial expressions. Do you smile or frown more?

Be mindful of your emotions. Negativity feeds on fear and anxiety. Yes, we all need a trustworthy friend to listen when we need to vent, but whining and grumbling zaps energy. Do you waste energy with worrying? Misguided guilt can drain energy. Are you a blamer or a shamer?

“People like to be around those who give off positive energy.”—Erin Heatherton

Be mindful of sarcasm and cynicism. Humor and being witty can relieve tension and stress. But rudeness sends feel-good energy out of the room.

Be mindful of social media. Comparing self with others is like poking a balloon with a needle.

“If everyone were to spread positive energy on the Internet, the world would be a much better place.”—Lu Wei

Be mindful of your reactions. Are you a drama diva or a drama dude? How do your vibes affect others?

Be mindful of the people in your circle. Are you in a relationship with an energy vampire? Or an energy hurricane?

“Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create.”―Roy Bennett

Be mindful of nature. Go outside and get some sunshine—and Vitamin D.

Could it be that you’re unaware of your own negativity? Repeat after me, “I will delete negativity from my daily life. I will invite positive energy into my environment.” Tune into your own personal energy and how you release that energy into the world. Make a conscious effort to be more aware of your energy field.

Melissa Martin, PhD, is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She lives in Scioto County.

By Melissa Martin

Melissa Martin, PhD, is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She lives in Scioto County.

Melissa Martin, PhD, is an author, columnist, educator, and therapist. She lives in Scioto County.