How to: Protect your Energy
We all have one thing in common: our energy. It is so important to protect it. If you don't, you run the risks of all sorts of trouble.
Have you ever been in a situation where you think, right. I need to get out of this right now, this is NOT what I had in mind, I need to relieve myself of this negativity NOW. Yep, me too.
Here's a few tips to try to protect that precious energy of yours.
1 - Create Boundaries
I know this is a tough one, trust me. If you're anything like I am, saying 'no' is always tough, isn't it? Well, start to learn to say no. Say no to things you know will drain your time and energy. Allow yourself the head space to be up front with someone about how you feel and make them completely aware of your boundaries, or you run the risk of being walked over.
2 - Allow yourself space to breathe
Life can be tough most of the time. With work, kids, trying to fit in a social life, trying to stay healthy, remembering to stay hydrated; it can all just get a little too much. Allow yourself time to breathe. Have a well-deserved morning off work, let your brain switch off as much as possible. You run the risk of completely burning out, self doubting everything you do, and that's not good! Give yourself a break.
3 - Social Media Breaks
A term i've heard a few times lately is, 'Comparasaurus'. That feeling when you see someone on Social Media who is doing what you do, but you feel like it's better. As soon as Social Media becomes enjoyable, come off for a bit. Turn off your notifications and step away from that scroll hole! Mindless scrolling is not good for your energy.
I've put together a list of affirmations that i've created which will hopefully help you in some way.
- Today is a new day.
- I am strong. I am brave. I've got this.
- I will not let people's opinions of me define how I feel about myself.
- I am amazing and worthy of good things.
- I will not rise to negativity in any situations.
- I will remain grounded and at-peace in stressful situations.
- I can handle whatever life throws my way.
I hope some of these points have helped in some way! I guess its trial and error, too. Sometimes something will happen and if you feel a certain way, you know the next time round you need to put in the necessary steps in place to protect your energy.