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15 Habits That Sabotage Your Positive Vibrations

We all strive to live a happy and fulfilling life, but sometimes our habits can unknowingly sabotage our positive vibrations.

your positive vibrations are like clear water of the river

Vibrations refer to the energy we emit and attract into our lives. When our vibrations are high, we tend to attract positive experiences and people, while low vibrations can bring about negativity and challenges.

What Habits Sabotage Your Positive Vibrations?

Let me give you 15 examples. Yes, only 15, even if there are at least twice as many possible cases. These listed below are, however, the most destructive and need to be addressed immediately, otherwise, your vibes will plummet:

1. Negative Self-Talk

One of the most common habits that kill vibrations is negative self-talk. Constantly criticizing and manifesting self-doubt lowers your self-esteem and attracts more negativity.

Eventually, you can come down with depression and suicidal thoughts. Plus, all your negativity will materialise as toxic people, dismissal from your job and a breakup.

Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmations and watch your vibrations rising. Recommended reading:

2. Holding onto Grudges

Harbouring grudges and holding onto past grievances not only drains your energy but also keeps you stuck in a negative mindset. You also risk depression and alienation as no one wants to stay with someone who complains about friends' and family's flaws all the time.

Learn to forgive and let go, allowing positive vibrations to flow freely in your life. More reading about forgiveness:

3. Surrounding Yourself with Negative People

The company we keep has a significant impact on our vibrations. You can absorb and apply their habits easily and even be unaware of these habits. It is said that we become the ones who we spend the most time with.

Why is it so dangerous? Because surrounding yourself with negative people who constantly complain and bring you down can lower your vibrations. Firstly, they will drain your energy and secondly, you will start complaining as well.

Choose to spend time with positive, uplifting individuals who inspire and motivate you. If you are not sure how to stop being a victim, read this article:

4. Lack of Gratitude

Not expressing gratitude for the blessings in your life can hinder your vibrations. You focus on lack and are never enough. Other people can easily manipulate your desire to be rich, famous and influential. You risk a multitude of complexes and low self-esteem.

Therefore, take time each day to acknowledge and appreciate the good things you have. Gratitude raises your vibrations and attracts more positivity into your life.

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5. Living in the Past or Future

Constantly dwelling on past regrets or worrying about the future can prevent you from keeping high vibrations. You just focus on something that is gone or that has not been created yet

To keep your vibes high, practice mindfulness and focus on the here and now because only by conscious creation, can you attract positive experiences to your life.

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6. Lack of Self-Care

Neglecting your physical, mental, and emotional well-being can lower your vibrations. Think about how you feel the next day after eating junk food or venting your anger on your spouse.

Make self-care a priority by engaging in activities that nourish your mind, body, and soul. Take care of yourself, and watch your vibrations thrive.

7. Complaining

Complaining not only brings down your own vibrations but also spreads negativity to those around you. Instead of complaining, focus on finding solutions and expressing gratitude for what you have. Positivity breeds positivity.

8. Resistance to Change

Resisting change and clinging to old patterns can hinder your growth and keep your vibrations stagnant. Embrace change as an opportunity for growth and transformation. Adaptability and openness raise your vibrations and attract positive outcomes.

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9. Lack of Boundaries

Allowing others to cross your boundaries and constantly sacrificing your own needs can deplete your energy and lower your vibrations. Set healthy boundaries and prioritize self-care. When you honour your own needs, you attract positive vibrations into your life.

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10. Comparison and Jealousy

Constantly comparing yourself to others and feeling jealous of their success or possessions can create a negative mindset and lower your vibration.

Focus on your journey and celebrate the successes of others. Embrace a mindset of abundance, and watch your vibrations rise.

11. Mistreating Yourself and Other Beings

Any sort of hurtful, selfish and unconscious behaviour is low vibe. When you understand that life is interconnected and that one thing affects another (the law of cause and effect):

Then you do not treat your environment, other people or yourself badly because you get that everything you do affects the big picture.

12.     Mindless Activities

Mindless activities such as browsing social media or the internet for no real purpose, and doing things that do not make you feel happy and alive.

Watching commercials, reality TV shows, and other mindless programs, working a job that you hate, all that stirs low-vibrational emotions.

Playing violent video games, and watching YouTube videos just to kill time also stile good vibrations.

The same applies to reading gossip magazines, engaging in drama at work, complaining about something that you cannot change, and any other activities that evoke a fear-based emotion.

They are also stimulating drain your energy, make you feel worse about yourself, and lower your vibrational frequency.

13.     Addictive Behaviors

This can come in all forms and they're sometimes disguised and dressed as “bad habits.”  Addictions are an attachment to some outside source or activity to fill some inner void or emptiness.  

Some of these addictions are so subtle though that you probably don’t even realize how active they are in your life, and you certainly aren’t aware of the fact that you rely on them for some sort of fulfillment. 

This is why it is so important to a) start paying attention to your habits and b) start being super honest with yourself about how they make you feel and why you do them.

Some obvious addictions are drinking, smoking, sex, drugs, gambling, and overeating, while some more subtle ones are watching TV, shopping, working, browsing social media, gossiping, complaining, checking your phone constantly, or any other form of distraction from the reality that you do regularly.

Although alcohol might give the illusion that you feel good, it is just that, an illusion.  Alcohol alters your mind and gives you an initial buzz that makes you feel great temporarily, but when it wears off, it leaves you feeling low on energy, unmotivated, irritable, and feeling like you need more of it to make you happy.  It's a downward spiral into addiction.

When we are buzzed, we "feel happy," but don't let that feeling trick you into believing that that is true happiness.  Ultimately, alcohol is a way to escape from the realities of your life and/or to enhance your life in some way.  

Both; however, are based on the feeling that the way you and your life are is not good enough and you need a lil' somethin' extra to spice things up.  Instead of looking to alcohol to make you feel better, why not focus on finding true happiness within, without the help of a substance or chemical?

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14. Using Disempowering Language

Using foul language like cursing and expressing ourselves aggressively, we emit negative energy.  Just listen to someone when they are swearing or pay attention to yourself and notice how it sounds.  I can assure you, that anger and irritation will usually kick on.

Swearing is unnecessary to communicate your message, although it is often used as a reaction to a negative emotion such as anger and disappointment.  

Hence, if you tend to swear a lot, try to omit swear words from your conversations and see how effective you still are, and how much more respectable you sound.


15.     Living Against Your Life Values

When you do things that go against your values, you are going against your truth.  It is seen when you act against the values of light. Think of lying, for example. How do you feel afterwards?

Yes, it sounds inauthentic. In other words, you become fake, not being true to yourself.  In consequence, you are living in a lie which is a state of low vibrations.

Bonus Habit:  Eating Lov-Vibrational Food

The food that we have available to us today has a questionable quality.  You can hardly avoid the altered, processed, enhanced, and modified foods.  

Grocery stores and petrol stations are full of toxic, processed foods, and mostly all restaurants, especially fast food and big chains are full of low-quality ingredients.

They are chemically enhanced, genetically modified, and highly toxic foods EVEN if they claim to be "healthy" or "natural", "sugar-free", "fat-free" or "antibiotic-free."

Eating animals and animal products is also not only contributing to the animal cruelty taking place in slaughterhouses, torturing and murdering these innocent beings but is horrible for your health as well. 

Credits to Follow Your Rhythm. Thank you.

In a Nutshell

By being mindful of these habits that kill vibrations, you can actively work towards raising your energy and attracting positive experiences into your life. Remember, it's the small changes in our habits that can make a big difference in our overall well-being. Choose positivity, practice self-care, and watch your vibrations soar!



Vicky is an experienced holistic writer and coach who inspires, motivates, and encourages everyone to become the best version of themselves - physically, mentally, and spiritually.


The content of Awaken Happy Life is published for educational and informative purposes only. It does not substitute medical or any other professional advice. Please seek professional care if you believe you may have a condition. The author of Awaken Happy Life is not liable for any consequences of applying any piece of advice published on this website by the reader.


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