Personal Growth, Self Care

Emotional Energy – How To Use It Productively

By Albert E PerryJun 21, 2023

What Is Emotional Energy?

Emotional energy refers to the intensity and quality of an individual’s emotional state or experience. It encompasses the vitality, vigor, and power associated with emotions. Emotional energy is not a tangible form of energy like physical energy but describes the emotional charge, passion, or motivation that arises from specific emotions.

Emotional energy can vary in its nature and intensity. Positive emotions such as joy, excitement, enthusiasm, and love generate high emotional energy, fueling motivation, creativity, and a sense of well-being. On the other hand, negative emotions like anger, fear, sadness, or frustration also generate emotional energy but may be experienced as more draining or depleting.

How Can I Use Emotional Energy To My Benefit?

The concept of emotional energy suggests that emotions have the potential to influence our thoughts, behaviors, and overall vitality. It highlights that emotions are not just fleeting experiences but can possess a dynamic force that impacts our actions and decision-making processes.

Managing emotional energy involves recognizing and regulating emotions, channeling them in productive ways, and understanding how they affect our overall well-being and performance. By harnessing and directing emotional energy effectively, individuals can enhance their motivation, resilience, and ability to navigate challenges and achieve their goals.

Can I Use Emotional Energy To Overcome Mental Blockages?

Using emotional energy to overcome mental blockages involves harnessing and directing your emotions in a productive and empowering way. Here are some strategies to help you leverage this energy to overcome mental blockages:

~Recognize and Acknowledge Emotions

Start by acknowledging and accepting your emotions. Recognize any negative or challenging emotions associated with the mental blockage. Try to stop and sit with the emotion for a few minutes. Don’t judge it or yourself for feeling it. Tell yourself: “This is an emotion; it’s just energy!” This self-awareness allows you to work with your emotions rather than being controlled by them. The knowledge that emotions are energy that can be used to help you is potently powerful.

~Emotional Regulation Techniques

After you stop and recognize an emotion, you can employ techniques to regulate and manage those emotions effectively. Deep breathing exercises, meditation, mindfulness, and visualization techniques can help calm your mind and create a sense of inner balance.

A quick go-to breathing exercise is to inhale through your nose and count to six. Then exhale through your mouth for another count of six. On the next inhale, say to yourself: “I am grateful to be alive!” On the exhale, tell yourself: “I will use this emotional energy to enhance my life!

These practices enable you to approach the mental blockage with a clearer and more focused mindset.

~Reframe Negative Emotions

Try reframing negative emotions associated with mental blockage into more positive or productive ones. For example, instead of seeing anger, frustration, or fear as obstacles, view these emotions as growth indicators and opportunities for learning and evolving.

All pain, including emotional pain, is simply a message. Working on understanding the message rather than reacting to the pain leads to self-mastery and living a fulfilled life! Embrace that challenges can be stepping stones to personal development and achievement.

~Positive Self-Talk and Affirmations

Since we now understand that emotions are energy to be utilized, use the energy for positive self-talk and affirmations to shift your mindset and empower yourself. Replace self-limiting thoughts with encouraging and affirming statements. Self-limiting thoughts program your mind to believe that you are not good enough.

Remind yourself of your capabilities, strengths, and past successes. Affirmations can help rewire your thought patterns and build a positive mindset conducive to overcoming mental blockages.

~Visualize Success

Visualize yourself successfully overcoming the mental blockage and achieving your desired outcome. Create a clear and vivid mental image of yourself confidently navigating the challenge. Visualizing success can help enhance motivation, boost self-confidence, and reduce anxiety associated with mental blockage. Seeing yourself successful, just like seeing yourself well, is a powerful tool for manifestation.

~Take Action

Use your emotions as a catalyst for action. Break down any mental blockages into smaller, manageable steps, and take consistent action towards overcoming it. Even small progress can generate a sense of accomplishment and fuel your motivation and determination. Write down what you achieved and celebrate the accomplishment.

Taking action helps the emotional energy from becoming stagnant. Action equals flow! It takes courage to change behavior. But reframing how you perceive emotional energy will create that courage; Courage is the emotion of fear turned around. It is the same energy, but as courage, this energy will help you. The energy of fear will stop you from moving forward. Fear is anti-action!

~Seek Support

Reach out to others for support and guidance. Share your challenges with trusted friends, family members, or mentors who can provide encouragement, advice, and a fresh perspective. Their support can help you tap into additional emotional energy and offer insights you may not have considered. Isolation stagnates emotional energy, and that stagnation can become destructive.

In Conclusion

Remember that each person’s experience is unique, and what works for one individual may not work for another. Finding the strategies that resonate best with you may take time and experimentation. Be patient, kind to yourself, and persistent in overcoming mental blockages using emotional energy.

The main thing to remember is when you feel your emotions, no matter how you perceive them, they are just energy. This energy is a raw material for your benefit if you master how to access it. Check out my YouTube Video on how to use Emotional Energy!

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  1. The concept of emotional energy is often overlooked or misunderstood, and your article delves into its profound impact on our well-being and relationships. Your exploration of how emotions can both drain and replenish our energy reserves was enlightening and resonated deeply with me. The practical tips and strategies you shared for managing and harnessing emotional energy were incredibly valuable, providing readers with tangible tools to navigate their emotional landscapes. Thank you for shedding light on this important aspect of our lives and empowering us to cultivate a healthier and more balanced emotional energy.

    1. Thank You, Lauren, for taking the time to read and comment on the article.

      I’m happy that you resonated with it!

      Yes, we are not taught that our emotions are a source of energy, both constructive and destructive. Managing that energy is a key component in overall wellness and living life fulfilled.

      Keep on thriving!


  2. Hi Albert,

    I enjoyed reading your article on emotions and found it very informative. Every day we all experience thoughts, emotions and actions. It is what makes us human.

    When I experience negative emotions I remind myself that all emotions eventually pass. No emotion is permanent. 

    Your article is right in pointing out that we can influence our emotions with visualization and affirmations.

    I have always used meditative techniques to return to that space of peace and calm that meditation brings to us. Simply observing breath and thoughts can bring emotions back to tranquillity.

    Thank you for your article and the advice you give. I wish you all the best.

    Cheers John

    1. Thanks, John, for taking the time to read and comment on the article.

      I appreciate that you resonated with the topic.

      Emoting is truly being human. 

      Taking pause when those destructive emotions activate is a great strategy.

      Keep on thriving!


  3. I really enjoyed reading this post and it’s so true.  I’ve recently lost my job and I took that sorrow energy and turned into goal setting energy.  Why I’m here at wealthy affiliates. I’m taking this time to work on myself and what I really want for my future, which is financial freedom.  

    I do need to constantly remind myself that I’m good and worthy, there’s so much negativity out there it’s easy to let others push me down into depression.  

    I’ve also recently lost my father which has been very hard.  That emotion of grief.  Do you have any topics on how to deal with that?

    I’ll be following you. 


    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on the article.

      Yes, Grief is difficult for us because we are attached to the physical presence of our loved ones.

      In truth there is no death, and your father lives on, as we all will.

      Talk to him, tell him about your day, keep the relationship going and he’ll find a way to communicate with you.

      Here’s a video on the Metal Element, which in Chinese Medicine deals with grief.

      Keep on thriving!


  4. Interesting article on emotional energy and how to use it to your advantage. So what you are saying is that things like excitement or happiness give you more energy than things like sadness or frustration take it away?

    I am going to try your tips on affirming my value and using breathing techniques to help me have more emotional energy, especially on the days I feel drained. 

    1. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment on the article, Michel.

      Constructive emotions like joy and excitement flow. Sadness, worry, anxiety and stress are stagnant. They don’t take away energy, they suppress it. 

      Yes, try the affirmations and breathing exercises to move those stagnant emotions so you can get more energy!

      Keep thriving!


  5. I love this site so much. I am a firm believer in the energies that we possess. I love the section on positive affirmations and releasing the negative. Your article was very informative and interesting. I’ll be going back to check it out again.

    Well done.

    Thanks a bunch for your article!

    1. Thanks, Sandi, for taking the time to read and comment on the post.

      Feel free to explore my blog for similar articles.

      Moving stagnant energy to enhance our authentic self is my main goal!

      Keep on thriving!


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