Fear causes you to feel threatened, even when you aren’t. Subliminal feelings of fear accompany burnout.
Fear is another common and very destructive emotion. Fear can paralyze us and interfere with our perceptions of ourselves and the world around us. Often, we feel threatened even when we aren’t. Everyone is afraid of something and it is normal to experience fear. But when we ignore or deny our fears (or when we don’t question why we feel afraid), these fears affect us negatively. Thus, it is important to recognise and acknowledge these fears so that they don’t control us and we can respond appropriately when they arise.
Here are some forms of fear that may cause anxiety:
- Fear of rejection
- Fear of losing your job
- Fear of difficulties
- Fear of diseases
- Fear of conflict
- Fear of failure
- Fear of…
Try continuing this list—if you dig deep and are honest with yourself, you’ll figure out what your personal fears are and be able to take control of them so that they don’t control you.
Feelings can be attributed to the surrounding energy field. In this respect, the energy field is crucial: it has the ability to energise your thoughts, thus strengthening their influence in our lives. But this applies to both negative and positive thoughts. Accordingly, feelings of fear and anxiety deplete our energy, resulting in imbalances. If this happens frequently, we become ill.
The most common forms of negative emotions are:
Negative people promote burnout
Other people do affect our well-being . Most of us are not even aware of how others influence the way we feel. More often than not, however, we underestimate their impact on our lives.
Imagine getting on a bus full of people who have just learned that they are all about to be laid off from their jobs because of budget cuts. Now imagine that not one person on the bus is speaking. They are all staring into space silently, avoiding eye contact. How do you feel? Now get off the bus and catch another bus. This bus is also full, but this time it is full of smiling choir members returning from a joyous holiday celebration . Again, no one speaks a word. How do you feel now?
In these examples, you are neither approached nor addressed by anyone else, yet you cannot avoid adapting to the dominant mood of the people around you. This effect is amplified many times over when an exchange of words and ideas takes place. Emotions and energy are easily transferred as well.
People who regularly cry on your shoulder
Here the emphasis is on “regular.” Perhaps one person comes to you again and again to voice his/her suffering. Not only can this exhaust you—it can also reduce your own vibrational field significantly.
Interactions like this demoralise you and make it difficult for you to maintain a positive attitude. In turn, this may lead to depression. Maybe, however, you attract exactly those people who always cry on your shoulder. Perhaps, it isn’t always the same person but many people with whom you repeat the same scenario. If this is the case, you should contemplate and self-investigate. Could it be that you seek out such situations? Could it be that you always feel better when someone else is in pain?
Do you feel the need to be needed? Does the feeling of being needed by someone in distress strengthen your self-esteem? If this is the case, it is important to look for other ways to boost your self-esteem. There are methods for doing this that strengthen and increase your energy instead of depleting it.
People who constantly complain about everything