Negative thoughts are addicting in nature. That is why it is difficult to raise your vibration when you feel depressed.
According to the “like attract like” principle of the law of attraction, negative feelings attract other negative feelings. This creates a downward emotional spiral and lowers your vibration.
But this principle also applies to feelings of high vibrations. This means you have the ability to raise your vibration when you feel down.
Here are five things you can do to raise your vibration when depressed.
Step 1: Honor How You Feel
The first step to raising your vibration when depressed is to know your starting point.
Be honest and ask yourself how you feel right now.
There’s no shame in feeling depressed or bad.
In fact, you should honor yourself for having the willingness to look inward and acknowledge how you feel.
Your negative emotions reveal to you the feelings you don’t want to feel, so you have the opportunity to clarify how you want to feel instead.
Forgive yourself for having these thoughts. Trust that these low-vibe thoughts are opportunities for spiritual growth.
Step 2: Ask The Universe Guidance
The Universe is always responding to your energy – whether you are aware of it or not.
Prayers to the Universe are the best way to directly communicate with this higher power and shift your energy from negative to positive.
A prayer that works great for releasing low vibration thoughts is: “I surrender the false perceptions I have placed upon myself. I forgive these thoughts because I know that I am love.”
Step 3: Choose Again
Once you have witnessed how you feel and asked for support from the Universe, it is time to choose again.
Choose how you want to feel right now. Let your negative feelings inform how you want to feel instead.
You may find it helpful to follow the Emotional Guidance Scale to move up the scale from the downward spiral to the upward spiral.
Every step you take, you get closer to love, which is the feeling of the highest vibration.
Step 4: Recite An Affirmation
Continue to raise your vibration by reciting affirmations.
Affirmations are positive phrases or statements used to challenge negative thoughts.
To get started, choose any of the following affirmations that resonate with you and use it whenever you need to combat negative thoughts.
- I am enough.
- I am alive and breathing right now.
- I release the future, forgive my past, and live in the present.
- All is well in my world.
- I am in charge of how I feel and today I am choosing happiness.
- I release my fear and choose love instead.
- I choose to focus my attention on the good around me.
- I trust the outcomes in my life are for the best.
- I forgive myself and set myself free.
- I welcome miracles into my life.
Step 5: Do Something Fun
The final step is to physically do something that brings you joy.
This is great for interrupting the train of negative thoughts by directing your focus onto something else.
For example, go for a jog, watch a TV show, take a bath, call a friend, or do some baking.
You may find it helpful to keep a list of high-vibration activities you enjoy in your journal or Law of Attraction Planner.