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 an even 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. Giving and receiving are one and the same.
Yikes, right!! Don't fret. The key is to understand energy. With understanding you regain control by taking inspired action.
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 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. Self-care routines are the ways you take care of your "vessel" with rejuvenating practices like massage, yoga, walking in nature, silence...whatever makes you feel nourished.
PS: If you need help with vitamins, ask me here. I've been taking them for 20 years.
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". With consistent practice, it's the most powerful for transformation.
What to do? Practices like meditation help tremendously as they help us quiet the mind. 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.
Spirit- Connection to Yourself / Life Purpose
Examples Include: Practices that nourish your connection to your higher self, your life purpose, and Spirit/God/Universe
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 connection, peace, well-being, and joy. Petting your furry friend, being in spiritual community, prayer, meditation, writing, cooking for your family, calling instead of texting, meeting up instead of engaging on social media....and so much more. Go explore and discover!!
Managing your energy starts with awareness. With awareness you have choice as to where you focus your attention -- your energy. Whatever you focus your attention on will grow larger in your life. Where your attention goes, your energy flows.
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. Then take action! Nothing changes unless we act.
I support you,