Updated: Jul 30
Have you ever had that feeling that someone is sucking the life and energy from you? It's a terrible feeling, and it can make you feel drained and exhausted.
Do you ever feel like you're just not accomplishing anything? Like you're stuck in a rut, and you can't get out?
It might be that there are spiritual leeches in your life. Spiritual leeches are people who try to take up your time, distract you from focusing on what's important to you, and drain the life and energy out of you. They're usually close friends or family members.
Spiritual leeches are everywhere. Whether they're trying to suck the life and energy from you, or just distract you for your focus, they can be hard to spot.
You might think they're just being helpful—and they may act that way—but really they've got an agenda of their own. They want something from you, and they'll do anything to get it.
If you have experienced this, then you know how important it is to identify the spiritual leeches in your life. It's important to remember that spiritual leeches are not always bad people—they just have their own problems and issues, which they sometimes use as an excuse to take from others without giving back in return. Spiritual leeches can also be things like technology or habits that distract you from your focus.
Here are some signs that someone or something is draining your energy:
- You feel exhausted all the time.
- You have trouble sleeping because your mind won't stop racing.
- You have trouble concentrating on anything for more than five minutes at a time.
- You feel like no matter what you do, nothing seems to get done around the house or at work (and this isn't just because of laziness!).
Here's a quick ways to identify spiritual leeches in your life:
1) They don't listen to you. When you try to talk about something important to you, they interrupt or tune out. Or if they do listen, they don't seem interested in what you're saying or doing.
2) They take up your time with their problems and issues. You feel like they always want your attention because they have something to talk about or worry about—but it has nothing to do with you or what's going on in your life. It's just their drama that needs to be resolved ASAP!
3) They distract you from your focus by trying to get you involved in things that aren't important right now (or ever). You feel like they are taking up all of your time when really, it's just "busy work" for them so they don't have to deal with their own problems and issues.
The best way to identify a spiritual leech is to ask yourself: "Is this person taking more than they're giving?" If so—and even if not—you need to be wary of them. If you've read this far, then you're probably ready to take your first steps toward getting rid of spiritual leeches in your life.
The best way to avoid being taken advantage of is to be aware that it can happen, and to make sure that you're looking out for yourself while also being a good person who gives back when possible.