Being positive, in my opinion, is essential for living a happy and fulfilling life. However, there are times when we unknowingly do things that lower our vibration and drain our energy. In this article you will find 10 Toxic Habits that are Lowering Your Vibration
We have formed habits based on how we have been conditioned throughout our lives, and unfortunately, much of that conditioning is not a true reflection of who we are, making them toxic to our nature.
So, unless we become aware of these negative and unhealthy habits, they will continue to pollute our lives and drain our positive energy.
Here are ten things you may be doing that are toxic and lowering your vibrations.
10 Toxic Habits that are Lowering Your Vibration
Acting or making decisions based on fear (rather than trust and love)
Hatred, anger, control, competition, aggression, worry, anxiety, distrust, disconnection, judgement, rigidity, separation, envy, jealousy, greed, comparison, resentment, and dissatisfaction are all examples of fear expressions.
For example, comparing yourself to others and what they have and how great they are, complaining or engaging in gossip and drama, judging other people or yourself, worrying about the future, choosing a career based on a fear, avoiding life experiences due to a fear, altering your life due to a fear, having hidden motives and agendas, taking advantage of others to get ahead, and wanting to be the best and the first are all forms of fear that will lower your vibration.
Allow love to guide you instead of fear to motivate you and change your decisions. Trust that when you are motivated by love, everything will fall into place.
It’s so easy to get caught up in negativity. It can be imperceptible, lurking beneath the surface of your conversations, actions, and interactions without your knowledge. This could be caused by you, another person, or the environment. To recognise the level of toxicity around you, you must first become aware of yourself and the people around you.
Negativity includes having a negative attitude, speaking in a demeaning tone, always assuming the worst, assuming the worst about people, thinking negative thoughts, being closed-minded, holding negative beliefs, and dealing with toxic energy or being in toxic environments. Overall, a negative perspective leads to negative behaviour patterns, so you must be aware of how you interact with the world in order to be able to let go of it all and create better, more positive patterns.
Using foul language
We emit negative energy when we use bad language, such as cursing and expressing ourselves aggressively. Simply pay attention to someone who is swearing or listen to yourself to hear how it sounds. It’s a bit obnoxious and pessimistic. I caught myself saying the “f word” the other day while trying to express myself, and it felt awful. Swearing isn’t necessary to make a point, and it’s frequently used as a reaction to negative emotions like anger or disappointment. So, if you have a habit of swearing a lot, try omitting swear words from your conversations and see how effective you can still be while also sounding more respectable.
Acting in ways that contradict your values
We go against our truth when we act in ways that contradict our values. We’re being dishonest. To put it another way, we’re acting. We aren’t being completely honest with ourselves. When we aren’t true to ourselves, we aren’t aligned with the higher good, which lowers your vibration significantly.
Examine your habits and behaviours to see if they correspond to your true beliefs.
Watching television, particularly violent television
In the end, television is a form of mind control and conditioning. There are numerous subliminal messages on television that programme us to believe false information about ourselves and life in general. Even if you think you’re watching a harmless movie, a romantic comedy, or a lighthearted TV show, the messages you absorb subconsciously influence your worldview.
You should avoid violent TV shows in particular because they activate and reinforce fear in you, conditioning you to be more fearful, which lowers your vibrational frequency.
Abusing yourself, others, animals, or the environment
Any type of hurtful, selfish, or unconscious behaviour sends out a negative vibe. When you realise that everything in life is interconnected and that one thing has an effect on another (the law of cause and effect), you don’t treat your environment, other people, or yourself badly because you realise that everything you do has an impact on the big picture.
Mindless activities include browsing social media or the internet for no apparent reason, doing things that don’t make you feel happy and alive, watching commercials, reality TV shows, and other mindless programmes, working a job you despise, playing violent video games, watching YouTube videos to pass the time, reading gossip magazines, complaining about something you can’t change, and any other activities that elicit a fear-based emotion.
Although alcohol may give the impression that you are feeling better, it is only that. Alcohol alters your mind and gives you a temporary buzz that makes you feel great, but when it wears off, you’re left feeling drained, unmotivated, irritable, and as if you need more of it to be happy. It’s a slippery slope into addiction.
We “feel happy” when we’re buzzed, but don’t let that feeling fool you into thinking it’s true happiness. Finally, alcohol is a way to escape from the realities of life and/or to improve it in some way. Both, on the other hand, are based on the belief that the way you and your life are now is insufficient and that you require a little something extra to spice things up. Rather than relying on alcohol to make you feel better, concentrate on finding true happiness within yourself, without the aid of a substance or chemical.
This can take many different forms, and it’s sometimes disguised as “bad habits.” Addictions are essentially attachments to something external. Finally, alcohol is a way to either escape from or enhance your life’s realities.
This can take many different forms, and it’s sometimes disguised as “bad habits.” Addictions are defined as a dependency on an external source or activity to fill an inner void or emptiness. Some of these addictions are so subtle that you may not even realise how active they are in your life, let alone that you rely on them for fulfilment. This is why it’s critical to a) begin observing your habits and b) begin being completely honest with yourself about how they make you feel and why you do them.
Drinking, smoking, sex, drugs, gambling, and overeating are some obvious addictions, while others are more subtle, such as watching TV, shopping, working, browsing social media, gossiping, complaining, constantly checking your phone, or any other form of regular distraction from reality.
Eating foods and animal products that have been chemically enhanced, genetically modified, or highly processed
The food we have today, particularly in the United States, is dubious at best. It’s difficult to avoid foods that have been altered, processed, enhanced, or modified. Even if they claim to be “healthy” or “natural” or “sugar free” or “fat free” or “antibiotic free,” grocery stores and gas stations are full of toxic, processed foods, and almost all restaurants, especially fast food and big chains, are full of low quality ingredients, chemically enhanced, genetically modified, and highly toxic foods.
Eating animals and animal products not only contributes to animal cruelty in slaughterhouses, where innocent animals are tortured and murdered, but it is also bad for your health.
What do you think happens to your body when you eat all of these toxic foods? To get rid of the poison, everything must work over time. Because your body can’t handle what you’re putting in it, it eventually becomes diseased in the form of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and other ailments. Furthermore, eating meat is bad karma and a bad vibe. Perhaps you’ll change your mind after seeing how we treat animals in today’s world.
Toxic food, of course, has little to no nutritional value, and your poor body must figure out how to process it. This is why, after eating McDonald’s or fried chicken, you feel sluggish and your stomach hurts. Because it is harmful to your health. “NOOOO!” your body screams.
We must be aware of what we eat, what we purchase, and WHERE we purchase. We can’t believe or trust the pretty pictures and slogans that advertisers use to strategically market their products; we have to investigate the facts for ourselves.
Eat organic, limit your dining out, stop eating animal products, avoid processed foods, read labels and ingredients instead of just the front ads, buy local, avoid added hormones and additives, the fewer ingredients the better, the more it looks like it came from a tree or plant the better, and start learning more about what’s in our food! Basically, start eating a plant-based, whole-foods diet.
Because the ten toxic habits to avoid listed above are so interconnected, changing one will almost certainly shift other aspects of your life because you are living your life with more intention and awareness.
Just keep in mind that anything that isn’t in alignment with truth, love, connection, and compassion will lower your vibration. To feel more joy, peace, and freedom in your life, avoid the above activities and habits and instead engage in higher vibrational practises.