We are in a constant state of recharge as our bodies and minds expend energy. How well our batteries can hold its charge is dependent on so many factors. In this week’s blog we are looking at exploring our energy in a manner that recognises what has the ability to drain us and how to pull energy from the universe. By exploring our energy patterns in this way, we can make sure our batteries are working most efficiently.
Understanding Our Energy Drains
As we discovered last week, our energy is not purely physical but rather culminates from four significant elements – the physical, the emotional, the mental, and the spiritual. Each play a significant part in how we gather our energies to keep us focused, active, determined, and happy throughout the day. And each, of course, can be negatively impacted by factors which can drain our energies. Beating off these negative energy lows means curbing the drain on our reserves, learning to preserve them, and routinely replenishing them.
Poor diet, alcohol, broken or disturbed sleep, working too hard, never switching off etc are all physical drains. We understand the idea of resting when we are tired but getting a good night’s sleep, taking a nap, or a break from work will only go so far in building and maintaining our energy.
These physical drains can also have underlying reasons hidden within the other elements we build our energy from. So if you rest, recuperate, or regroup and still feel drained, take a look at other aspects of your life to see if you are mentally fatigued and how you can stop your energy from going down the sink hole. Are you worrying? Have you surrounded yourself with negative people? Do you feel stuck or trapped? What major life events are occurring right now? Do you feel connected with others?
Worrying how other people perceive us is a desperately negative drain on our energy but something a lot of us have endured at some stage or another. When we expend our energy thinking and fretting over what our friends, neighbours, or colleagues think of us, we are giving a large part of our emotional energy to something which is unsolvable. In reality, we are not going to know exactly the expectations others have on us nor can we ever match them. We are left second guessing ourselves which can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression.
To overcome excessive worry, we need to build our confidence, our self-worth, and battle that creeping self-doubt. Start your day with an affirmation which ignites something inside you. Affirm your worth and step outside of the expectations of others.
Stress is the highest mental drain we experience and not always so easy to rectify in this fast-paced world. Our capacity to uphold our mental energy means we have to let go on occasion which is certainly easier said than done. We live, work, and play often in set patterns and routines. The same lunch, the same break room, the same tennis court at the same time every week. Our stress levels play into that routine until we are able to break away from the pattern.
Our mental energy can be easily disturbed until we stimulate it and reignite those synapses in our brain which help to endure and build our mental energy levels.
Ultimately, our spiritual energy won’t measure up without the support of our other energies. “What’s the point?” is the question which creeps in when our energies are at their absolute lowest. When we feel our sensitivity levels lower, that’s our spiritual energy calling for a boost.
Eliminating the stressors in our lives which are negatively impacting on how we live, and on our physical health and our emotional wellbeing is a sure-fire way to overcome mental and physical exhaustion.
Pulling Energy from the Universe
Building, caring for, storing, and protecting our energies can be very easily and mindfully done once we tune into what our bodies and minds need to stay replenished. The universe gives us the opportunity to do this in so many simple ways.
Step into Nature – Using nature as therapy is a powerful tool to rid ourselves of negativity which affects our positive energy. Get out in nature, in the fresh air and breathe it in. It’s almost a full reboot!
Practice Grounding– Grounding is a perfect way to literally pull energy from the universe itself. By placing your bare feet firmly on the ground, or sitting if preferred, feel the support of the earth below you and visualise yourself rooting like a tree. This powerful meditation calms the mind and connects us, body, and soul, to the earth.
Practice Self-Care – The ultimate in caring for our energies is routine self-care. Not a one-off break here or there, but self-prescribed daily moments which care for you and help to restore your energy.
Move Your Body – When we’re exhausted our bodies are thriving on lethargy and inertia. Our mind and our soul is joining in and giving up. Getting up and out and moving our body activates the energies in our body. The blood starts pumping stronger and faster increasing our oxygen levels and brain activity. It is the ultimate energy boost.
Meditate – When we indulge in the stillness of meditation it effects the mind in a healing way which powerfully helps to restore and rebuild the energies within our body and mind.
Know Your Drains – We all have specific elements which can negatively impact on our personal lives which deplete our energy. Whether that is a specific time of day, a particular task at work, staying up past 11pm, or that one friend who is emotionally draining, be prepared for these events by protecting your energy and recognising when you need a boost.
We are powerful human beings when we tap into our understanding of ourselves, what motivates and drives us, what encourages us and empowers us. When we have this knowledge and the expertise to put that information into practice, we can find new ways to explore our life with a new and revived energy. We can manage and maintain ourselves by knowing exactly what works for us.
And yet, there may be times in our lives when exploring our energy is not as straightforward as sinking into our minds and grounding ourselves in an effort to rebuild and re-energise ourselves. Life can be complicated. If you find your energies are diminishing no matter what you try to do, talk to your GP, a primary care provider or a mental health professional about ways to manage stress and anxiety. It’s ok to ask for help.
Energy Blog Series
- Understanding The 4 Types Of Energy Available To You
- How To Cultivate Your Energy
- Understanding Your Vibrational Energy
- How To Clear Out Old Energy
- Ten Steps To Managing Your Energy To Reach Your Potential