How to Protect Your Energy and Why You ShouldSep 23, 2020
This is a challenging time for so many of us, and we’re all feeling that energy in the air. We have experienced a lot of heaviness in our communities, conversations, and the news. We have felt depleted and exhausted - I know I have. It’s really sad when plans get canceled and it’s really stressful when our sense of normalcy is disrupted.
I’ve been thinking about all the times when people have asked me, “How are you so positive all the time?”
And I’ll tell you what I tell them. I’m not! It’s impossible to be.
Happy days aren’t guarantees, that’s for sure and negative feelings come and go, they are temporary yes, but they have an impact. They really do have the potential to derail our day.
How are you feeling today?
😭 Are you feeling overwhelmed?
😭 Are you feeling anxious?
😭 Are you feeling helpless? ⠀⠀⠀⠀
I hear you, I see you, I am you. Let us walk this road together and stand up for change - by BEING the change.
I am here to remind you today that only YOU have control over yourself, no one else. We have an opportunity to truly turn inward and take care of ourselves because we can’t keep going at our typical autopilot pace anymore.
Remember, Energy is not limitless so it makes a huge difference to:
💥 **Protect**: your energy from energy leaks and vampires
💥 **Pause**: to reflect on what your energy level is + what you need
💥 **Pivot**: intentionally course-correct when you notice you are going down a slippery slope.
Here are some tips I've created to help you ground yourself when you’re feeling uneasy this week:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1. Limit your exposure to triggers.
2. Get back to basics
Prioritize protecting your sleep, nutrition, hydration, and exercise
I remember pulling into Starbucks to grab myself a really soothing tea. I drank my peach tranquility 🥰 and felt soothed and nurtured by this simple act.
4. Make your happy list
5. Say NO to added stress - now is the time to set boundaries!
If there are people in your life right now that are causing exacerbated stress, I want you to remind yourself that while you have no control over them, you have control over a couple of things. ONE is how you interact with them and TWO is how you take care of yourself and set boundaries protecting yourself.
Know that if you’re having a rough day you’re never alone. We all have them. No one is perfect. No one is happy all the time. Share your feelings, accommodate and honor them, and if you’re up for it shift your mindset to support you as your best self today.