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I could only describe it as feeling constantly tired and overwhelmed, it felt like my sparkle was fading.
It was during one of my sessions with my coach, Suzanne (I’m a firm believer that coaches need to be coached!), that she encouraged me to take a step back and logically review what it was in my world that was draining me.
If I’m honest, this was an unexpectedly easy task for me to complete, although I did feel guilty about some of my answers! Once I had identified these energy drainers, we worked through them to understand if any of these tasks or people could be removed from my life. Unfortunately, about 99% of them couldn’t, and this made me feel deflated and even lower in energy.
This was also surprisingly easy to answer; however, I definitely took a little more time to feel certain about my answers. What became apparent was that I wasn’t engaging with any of the people or activities on my second list.
There will always be tasks and people in your world that will drain your energy and resources, there’s no getting away from that, but it’s what we do to counteract that which is what makes a difference. Once we are aware of how we manage our energy levels, we can take the responsibility to manage them, and ensure that we balance the energy draining factors in our lives with the things that bring us joy and elevate our energy.
As humans we have a tendency to expect our brains to be able to cope with challenging times without giving it the training in advance. Actively making a choice to complete energy lifting tasks and spend time with people who make your soul happy is vital for your wellbeing and energy levels.