Ten ways to keep your energy levels up when surrounded by negative people at work #biztips

aj-pengelly-lr-1At the end of a working day we all feel tired but if you are finding that you are often close to exhaustion then there may be some hidden reasons for this.

According to self-help author Anne Jones, you are very likely affected by the moods, thoughts and attitudes of the people you work with; their words, thoughts and emotions all have an energy charge and if their vibrations are low they can affect you.

So how can you avoid this and how can you protect yourself from energy depletion? Here are Anne’s ten tried and tested ways of preserving your precious life force at work:

  1. Seal your energy field: Every morning, visualise a huge egg in front of you and open its door and step in, close the door behind you. The walls are transparent but very, very thick and the emotional charge and negative thoughts of your colleagues and clients will bounce off the rubber-like outside walls.
  2. Clearing the vampire hooks: If you are a positive person with a strong mojo you will find that needy people lacking confidence will attach themselves to you. Energetically they hook into you and suck your energy.  At the end of every day sweep your hands over your body and intentionally clear away their hooks.
  3. Duck the controllers: If there is someone who throws tantrums, sulks, bullies or deliberately puts you down; take evasive action.  When they use words that are intended to harm your confidence say to yourself “DUCK”! See their thoughts, words and energy stream flowing over your head.
  4. Check your level of responsibility: Make sure you are not taking on responsibilities that don’t belong to you.  These burdens will drag you down and give you aches and pains in your shoulders and upper back. Use your hands to sweep your shoulders every day and brush the burdens away.
  5. Dealing with angry outbursts: If you interface with the public or difficult people in the office or on the phone, then you will need a quick technique to withstand hostile and aggressive outbursts. Visualise a garage door that you slam down when you come under any form of strong negative attack – whether face-to-face or over the phone.
  6. Avoid infectious talk and people: Avoid the gossips at the coffee machine as every thought and word contributes positively or negatively to the energy field of the group. Keep your words positive and upbeat and avoid those that want to bring you or others down with their pessimism and negative attitudes.
  7. Keep your own energy vital and strong: Use quality essential oils in your bath, on your pillow or as a fragrance.  Sandalwood and sage are protective and lavender will help to keep you calm when others are losing their heads! Wear crystals such as obsidian or tourmaline to create a defensive shield. Fresh air, good food, good uplifting company and exercise will help you to restock your energy reserves.
  8. Clear the atmosphere: If the day has been filled with anxiety, you need to clear and refresh the atmosphere. Spray around your workspace with a mix of water and essential oils such as peppermint, lemon and sage.  If it’s your own office you can burn frankincense or sage as these will neutralise the negativity and raise the vibrations.
  9. Clear your own energy field: At the end of a difficult day sweep your hands through your energy field, around your body, change your clothes and take a shower using lime or lemon shower gel, or use Epsom salts in the shower or bath as salt neutralises negativity. Finally spray yourself with a spray of peppermint or lemongrass essential oils.
  10. Radiating positive vibes: Visualise streams of smiley faces floating around the office. Put flowers on your desk. Smile and face your colleagues and customers with a smile and hit them with your own positive vibes!

If you continue to feel depressed and lethargic at the end of every day, then ask yourself if you are in a job that really suits you. Try to find work that is a pleasure and not a burden or a heavy duty.


Anne Jones is an international author and key-note speaker.  Her self-help books have been translated into 17 languages. With her down to earth style she helps her audiences and readers to find ways to cope with everyday problems and overcome the effects of trauma and loss. She gives practical advice on how to stay uplifted and energised as you face the challenges of life. See: https://annejones.org/course/healing-negative-energies/

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