As I've delved deeper into my being, freeing myself of that which doesn't bring me JOY, I realized something.
Your energy IS your #1 asset.
Think about it. If you have all the means in the world, yet you lack energy to live your life, what's the point?
If you don't (yet) have the means you want, and you lack the energy, now that's a harder path.
I break down energy flow as input and output.
Input = energy you take in. Output = energy you give out.
If you are engaging with life and taking in energy which makes you feel "good/energized/expansive", yay for you! You are more likely to give out the goodness too!
On the contrary, if you are engaging with life and taking in energy which makes you feel "bad/drained/contracted", you may want to delve deeper as to "what and why". In this case, you are also more likely to give out this "bad" energy.
Yikes, right!! Don't fret. The key is to understand energy. With understanding you regain control.
For simplicity, how you engage with life in the 3 main areas below will reveal how you are either feeding your energy or depleting it.
Body - Physical Stuff
Examples Include: Food, Vitamins, Sleep, Movement, Self Care Routine -- Think nourishment for your body!
As a rule, the better quality your food, vitamins and sleep, the better energy you will have. As for movement-- the key is consistent, often and enjoyable!! Movement is the fastest way to shift your energy. For self-care routine- these are the ways you take care of your "vessel" with rejuvenating practices like massage, yoga and energy healing.
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Mind - Mental / Emotional Stuff
Examples Include: Mental discipline, Emotional Regulation -- Think calm mind and balanced emotions
For many of us, the amount of mental and emotional energy we expend on stress, worry, fear and doubt is draining. This area is often the hardest to "get under control" and yet with practice, it's the most powerful. How to reign it in? Practices like meditation help tremendously. Yes, a good workout often shifts your mood, yet I have found it is short term. For long term success, a consistent meditation practice is suggested. Note: If mental and emotional stuff is a result of relationship challenges, which is often the case, meditation in combination with energy work is profound. Think of the weeding your internal garden of that which doesn't serve as I wrote about last week here.
Spirit- Connection to Yourself / Life Purpose
Examples Include: Practices that nourish your connection to your self and your life purpose
Many of us are so busy in the doing, we neglect to notice how we are being. We end up feeling disconnected and lose sight of why we are "here". Discovering and then consistently feeding your spiritual self will feed your energetic well and replenish you. Examples of this include anything that brings you a sense of peace, well-being and joy. Petting your cat, cooking for your family, calling instead of texting, meeting up instead of facebook-ing it...and so much more. Go play and discover!!
As you reflect on each of these 3 areas- body, mind and spirit- notice the places where your energy is fed and the places where your energy gets depleted. Managing your energy starts with awareness. With awareness you have choice as to where you focus your attention -- your energy.
Where your attention goes, your energy flows!!