Boundaries and how they function to protect from energy drains (energy vampires) become particularly important at this time of year as our social life picks up speed and we have more contact with others than we normally might.
Having good boundaries is more than just a mental construct. Boundaries are an energetic reality. Through awareness and a few simple techniques we can keep our energy strong and vibrant to carry us through the holidays and beyond.
Good boundaries begin with awareness. Good boundaries are created from the inside out. Here are some questions to begin the awareness process.
Are there people in your life who leave you drained or exhausted?
Is there someone who criticizes, blames and manipulates leaving you feeling deflated, ripped apart or emotionally beaten?
Do you find yourself becoming tense, tight and constricted with some people?
Do you tend to engage in negative behaviors as a way to refuel, numb the “pain” or distract yourself from the results of contact with specific people in your life?
These are all very common reactions to having been vamporized.