How to Boost Your Energy Vibration while Social Distancing

One of the biggest challenges for sensitive people is maintaining their energy in uncertain times. Living during a pandemic is incredibly stressful. In order to slow the spread or flatten the curve of the Coronavirus, we have been instructed to practice social distancing and stay at home.

Social distancing is a new word and practice for our consciousness in 2020. It is the practice of standing at least six feet apart from others, who are not your household members, when you have to perform essential travel outside of the home. This necessary practice has cancelled in person meetings and events.

Why it is essential to boost your vibration

An empath’s energetic system, when not properly maintained and protected, is porous, like a sponge. This makes it easy to absorb anxiety, outrage and depression from the people, places and things around you, leaving you feeling fatigued and your immune system vulnerable.

When you vibrate at a higher frequency of energy, you will feel healthier, calmer and happier. Those who take care of their personal energy, report more satisfying interpersonal relationships, a sense of belonging and feeling connected to the Divine or something bigger than themselves. When you boost your energy vibration, this helps you create a world you want to live in. One sign you are on the right track is an awareness of synchronicity because you are connected to Divine not societal energy.

How to Boost Your Energy Vibration while Social Distancing

You cannot control what happens outside of yourself, but you can choose to give your energy vibration a lift with these strategies.

  • Recognize and let go of your draining thoughts, emotions and images

Too much anxiety, guilt, depression and anger will impact your mood and energy in a negative way. Affective therapy (connecting to your feelings) and expressive art techniques can help you, along with other treatments to feel, release and shift your feelings.

Sensitive people can be more at risk to experience trauma through disturbing images and the news. With this information age, it is easy to encounter videos and social media posts you would rather not see. These pictures can remain in your mental field long after the viewing has taken place. If you are struggling with this, here are two blogs about the impact of trauma: We are Living in a Time of Trauma  and How Trauma Gets in the Way of Relationship Success

Faulty thoughts such as; I am not good enough, I should or I must do this, restrict your joy and lower your vibration. Cognitive distortions can be difficult to identify. If you find yourself stuck in thoughts, emotions or images, reach out to a licensed psychotherapist, who can help restructure these thoughts and specializes in post traumatic stress disorder. You can receive therapy from the comfort of your home via phone or computer.

  • Move on from the past

We are living in a new time which requires new habits. I know you miss traveling and hanging out with friends, I do too. At this time, we need let go of the old ways and embrace new habits.

Your mind can get stuck in positive or negative memories. We all have a tendency to remember the negative, this is known as a negativity bias. This bias fuels depressive disorders. Although people and places change, sometimes it is difficult to accept and see a new reality. When you hold on too tight, you miss out on the joys happening right now.  Forgiveness, mindfulness (the practice of being in the present moment), gratefulness and healing old relationship patterns will shift your energy for yourself and with others.

  • Let go of other people’s energy

As a sensitive person, you can pick up on other people’s moods or pain, in addition to your own feelings. When you help others during this pandemic, you may experience stress or trauma, making it difficult to separate what is your energy and what is others. Recognize the signs of emotion overload (compassion fatigue or burnout), identify what is your energy and what is other people’s. My publication I Fill My Cup: A Journal for Compassionate Helpers can help you identify these kind of energy drains and gives you some helpful information to replenish your vitality.

  • Release clutter in your physical space. 

Let go of old papers, clothes, books and other objects you no longer resonate with. Each item you bring into your home has an energy attached to it. This force can originate from the person who created it, packed it, unpacked it, delivered it or even the cashier.

When you bring something new into your home, disinfect and energetically clear it. Lite a sage or smudge stick to clear the energy.  Open a window and allow the smoke to carry the excess energy away from you and your home. If you have client sessions by phone or computer, clear the house as you end the work day.

Be well. I am here for you by phone or computer, if you are looking for a compassionate therapist during this stressful time.

Lisa Hutchison LMHC  is a licensed psychotherapist and writing coach who helps sensitive souls not just survive but shine. She is the Amazon bestselling author of I Fill My Cup: A Journal for Compassionate Helpers and the kindle book Setting Ethical Limits for Caring & Competent Professionals. Get a FREE 10 page E-book; 8 Simple Things That Release Chaos from Your Life Now at


26 thoughts on “How to Boost Your Energy Vibration while Social Distancing

  1. What an encouraging and uplifting post, Lisa. Your advice is so essential. It may be difficult to realize each one of those restrictions inside of us but it is so worth going for them and experience the feeling of letting go layer by layer. I love your compassionate way of writing. I am happy we connected thanks to you finding my post 💖

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      • I feel the same way about this. We are the ones who decide what to think and how to deal with the past and whatever we encounter. We are the masters of our reactions which define our experiences and not their victims. Blessings your way too!

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  2. You offer such vital advice during these uncertain times, Lisa, thank you. My husband and I have been able to work with modifications and our son (24) is working at home. So, except for taking precautions, not much has changed in our routines. Our daughter who works at The Opry in TN has been off work since mid-March with pay and benefits, a miracle of all miracles. We stay connected with family and friends via phone, texts, and Facebook, and Zoom has been great for church services. One new thing I learned through all this is how to Zoom into a meeting with others. 🙂 I’m also finishing writing projects and focusing more on my third book to come out this year, fingers crossed. This is a good time to get things done, to dive into hobbies where time has been absent in the past. But, unfortunately, as you’ve mentioned, the impact and order affects everyone differently. I say many prayers for all each night. Anyway, thanks for visiting my blog and I look forward to learning more about you too.
    Take care, Lauren 🌻

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    • Thank you, Lauren and you are welcome. It is a blessing to have our family safe at home with us. I find somehow things work out even when it seems impossible to imagine.

      Zoom is a great tool! I have enjoyed staying connected with friends and family during this time using alternative methods to maintain social distancing.

      Congrats on your third book! I have been writing too. All forms of creativity are essential for my mood and well-being.

      Be well Lauren and thanks for stopping in to comment. I look forward to connecting more in the future.

      Blessings, Lisa


  3. All of the above I do, Lisa, for I myself am an empath. For years I distanced myself from most of the world so how I am living right now is not so different. I do not watch news at all. When something “newsworthy” comes along, hubby shares it. I am very careful who is in my private life. I have worked very diligently on teaching myself not to hook into negativity. Hubby tells me I live in my own little bubble, and I in return invite him to join me. Lately he has. (smile) I avoid knowledge seeking on the internet for that in of itself will make you loose your mind.
    I’m focusing on the positive changes I am witnessing, praying with firm intention, that these changes stay. Just to breathe fresh clean air is such a blessing!! Thank you for your contribution on assisting people to make choices to keep their spirits high. Good for you that you are!! xo

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    • love my space too Amy. I am glad to hear you know what you need and give it to yourself. Self-care and boundaries are very important for empaths. It sounds like your influence is rubbing off on your hubby! My influence has helped my hubby as well. You are welcome. Keep well, my friend. Blessings, Lisa xoxo


  4. Great post with super strategies, Lisa! It is a very difficult time for empaths…there is so much raw…sad…fearful energy. It definitely helps to read this article!!
    I hope you and your family are well! Stay safe ❤

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    • Thank you Lorrie!

      It is so nice to see you here. I am glad this blog was helpful for you. It is a difficult time for empaths. Sensitive people take on so much and can easily feel overwhelmed and get burnout.

      I hope you and your family are doing well. We are all well here. Many Blessings of health and love, Lisa xoxo


  5. Thank you so much for this empowering blog and for sharing your wisdom about boosting your vibration in this challenging time. I love the ideas and plan to start using them today!

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  6. Beautiful points to bring awareness to. I have implemented them for many years, even more so now during this time of change and evolution. This is one reason I love Reiki so much, why I became a Reiki Master & why I offer it to others. Happy Earth Day Lisa.

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    • Thanks Heather Maria! I have long enjoyed Reiki and am a Master myself. In this time, distance reiki can be useful to maintain that all so important social distancing. Be well. Many Blessings, Lisa


  7. Looking forward to reading this over a cuppa of lavender ice tea! “My publication I Fill My Cup: A Journal for Compassionate Helpers can help you identify these kinds of energy drains and gives you some helpful information to replenish your vitality.”

    Thank you for sharing your word wisdom so succinctly. Namaste~

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  8. Thank you Lisa for your wonderful insights in such uncertain times. WE all can use these spiritual tools to stay calm, centered and our energies recalibrated. xo

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  9. Thank you for the uplifting tips, Lisa. I want to be there for others and yet, as a sensitive person, I know that too much interaction can drain my energy. Hence a need to find the sweet spot between my compassion and self-care.

    Having a pet to walk helps me connect with nature and gives me something else to focus on than the current state of world health affairs. Another activity that I seem to have adopted is watching movies on television! I used to see a movie a week during my student days during exam time to give my mind time to relax and this old practice is doing wonders for my state of mind.

    So I’m watching 101 Dalmatians and olden goldies on Romedy Now. 🙂

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    • You are welcome Vatsala! I like that; finding the sweet spot between my compassion and self-care.

      Animals are healing for empaths! Their unconditional love is like no other. Enjoy your movie watching, a great activity during social distancing.

      Many blessings to you and your family at this time, Lisa


  10. Wonderful advice Lisa… we can not control the external, only the internal… And yes as empaths we feel so much more of the collective energies… And it hit me like a wave first off… But I have settled and re-balanced myself…
    But I had to process it and take time out to ground myself…. The lessons are in letting go… So many now having to come within as they confront their own space as they no longer have external distractions except to embrace the fear being projected.. Which many are…

    But my vision of a New Earth contains community, service to others, care, kindness, cooperation and sharing..

    Sending love and loved your post Lisa. ❤

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    • Thank you Sue! I have found so much of being an empath is taking a step back and re-emerging. We take in a lot of energy! Letting go is imperative to our health and wellbeing. I love your vision for the New Earth. I find it is important to think about what we want, not just what we do not want. Much love to you Sue! xoxo

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