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It is an unfortunate fact that negative energy is all around us. From the people we communicate with to the entertainment we indulge in negative energy is everywhere, and it really takes a toll on the body.

There comes a point in everyone’s lives that we have to admit to ourselves that there is just too much negativity in our lives. Some people have a horrible time trying to rid themselves of the negativity, but eventually, it will start to consume your life. Do not let it take over!

You might think it will only affect you mentally, but there are many ways that different parts of your life can actually affect your physical health. For example, stress can result in lack of sleep, dehydration, not getting enough (or too little) exercise etc. You might have come to the conclusion on your own that your mind and body are not as separate as some people think or that you had previously thought. So, the thought that there are physical symptoms of negative energy in the body might not come as much of a surprise.

The following symptoms are the symptoms that you need to look out for when it comes to negative energy taking a toll on the body. They are so easy to overlook, so please, take care of yourself!


“Dull” headaches are often a sign that a person is being confronted with negative energy. Headaches can manifest from a number of different things, but if you cannot find an explanation and you are dealing with something that is really weighing on you then it could be negative energy that is causing it.

Extreme Emotions

When you ride the emotional roller coaster of extreme emotion, it could be caused by the negativity that is clogging up your life. This is one of the biggest warning signs that it is time for you to do a negativity cleanse!

Tension or Extreme Restlessness

According to Miliana Perepyolkina, “Negative energy in your body manifests as tension, your mind gets flooded with negative thoughts, and you feel sad or angry. You feel restless. To clear it, rub sea salt all over your body and rinse it in a warm shower. Say these words: Negative energy washes away, positive energy comes my way. End with 10 seconds of very cold shower.”

Weight Fluctuation

Overeating or not eating enough are signs of energy shifts. If your weight has fluctuated drastically it is important to address it. Listen to the cravings or lack thereof. Pay attention to the signs of an unhealthy body or one that is just suffering from negativity though emotional obstruction.

Stomach Pain

Stomach pain is another potential sign of the presence of negative energy in your body or in your environment. You could be stressed or holding onto tension in your belly. A stomachache can really tell you more about what is going on with you than you think.

Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands help the body respond to anxiety and stress; however, dealing with large amounts of negative energy can cause the adrenal glands to become overtaxed. Dr. Karyn Shanks, MD, wrote on her blog. “being tired, overwhelmed, unable to fall or stay asleep, frazzled, and achy can all be signs that you are dealing with adrenal fatigue.” In order to help this, you have to confront the things that are taking a toll on you!

Trouble Breathing

Having problems breathing is another indicator that negative energy is taking a toll on your body. Reiki master Stacee Magee told Romper that, “So, for instance, grief is held in the lungs and when we experience grief we hold that emotion in the lungs.” Grief settling in the lungs can cause difficulties while breathing because you are overwhelmed with emotion.

Chronic Pain

Negative energy can manifest itself as chronic pain. Negative energy can cause muscles to constrict and tense up. This constant stress will lead to fatigue and physical pain.


Negative energy can also show itself as depression. You can’t just get rid of it or think happy thoughts so it makes sense that there could be a lot of negative energy clogging up your life and embedding itself into your daily thoughts and experiences.

Learning to recognize the signs of extreme negative energy can make a huge impact on your life. You have to get rid of the things that are weighing you down, or perhaps even perform an energy cleanse to really make a positive impact. Take care of yourself and listen to your body!