You need energy to live your best life…
Usually you want to unclog a drain but when it comes to your energy you definitely want to stop the drain. You don’t function at your best when you are low on energy. You physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually need fuel to live your best life and when you are engaging in activities and habits that deplete and weaken you, you simply can’t act from and give your best self.
Some habits increase your energy and some deplete it…
There are certainly things that we do to contribute to our energy flow and well-being while other things undermine it. For example, taking care of yourself by eating right, exercising, and getting proper rest, being organized, positive thinking, and living your truth all contribute to increasing your flow energy.
However, abusing your body with excessive alcohol, lack of sleep, eating junk, as well as clutter and being disorganized, dishonesty, unfinished projects, negative and limited thinking will most definitely drain you and decrease your energy. When we are drained and depleted life feels overwhelming and stressful. We have a short fuse and are easily frustrated. Life doesn’t flow as it should because we’re doing things that go against our health & well-being.
Be mindful of what you take in…
It is very important to be mindful of what you take in and expose yourself to. When you are low on energy and feeling sluggish and drained just take an inventory on what’s going on in your life – look at what you’re taking in and receiving.
For example, you should be mindful of what you’re watching on television, who you’re interacting with on a daily basis, what are your eating and sleeping habits, and what is the state of your environment. You may find that you need to avoid negative news and violent TV shows or turn the television off for a few days. You may need to significantly reduce your sugar intake, cut back on drinking alcohol, take a break from your gossiping or negative co-workers to see what a difference this makes in your life.
Then try engaging in more positive habits because when you eliminate one negative habit you should replace it with something positive to really see the change. Watch your energy soar when you start watching inspirational television, surrounding yourself with positive people who inspire and uplift you, cleaning up and filling your space with beautiful things you love, and engaging in healthy habits like getting plenty of rest, exercising, eating more vegetables, and drinking more water.
The bottom-line is that once you are aware of potential sources of negative influence you can then take the necessary steps to not only eliminate that which is negatively affecting your energy and well-being but you can put in place new habits that can boost your energy and enhance your sense of well-being.
Of course we know all this and it all sounds very simple but many of us aren’t following these simple requirements for a healthy and energized life. As with many things in life doing what’s right is often easier said than done. But if you truly want to navigate life with greater ease you have to protect the energy that flows through you by first being aware of what drains you, eliminating it from your life, and then putting in place those things which enhance your energy flow.
What one thing can you do this week to stop the drain on your energy and what one thing can you do to enhance it? Leave a comment below and share what really works for you.