Energy Givers and Energy Takers
Just like individuals there are things that either give us energy and those that drain us.
Most people acknowledge activities as exhausting or exciting, some even differentiate themselves between an introvert or an extrovert.
Although not all personalities fit into one specific box, people do naturally learn which environments and situations can exhaust them.
Occasionally, people ignore the situations that drain their energy to fit the societal norms, but that can quickly start to effect our overall wellbeing.
Finding a healthy balance in how much time you spend in exhausting situations is crucial; however, there are alternate ways of boosting your positive energy and deflecting the negative.
If you ever feel overwhelmed by your surroundings or busy schedule and need a way of re-charging your battery to continue on, there are many ways of incorporating energy givers into your routine. In fact these are nothing new, mainly a kind reminder.
And by understanding which things do what, you can focus on the things that bring energy to your life.
(Simplest) Energy Givers
Moving your body
Watching your favorite show
Drinking tea (or coffee)
Petting animals (if allergies permit)
Wearing an outfit that makes you feel great
Enjoying the sunrise or sunset
Eating your guilty-pleasure snack WITHOUT GUILT
Dimming the lights and watching a movie
Grabbing a beverage from a café
Writing a card/note for someone
Healthy sleep routine
Picking out your outfit the night before
Complimenting yourself in the mirror
Taking care of plants
Eating a home-cooked meal
Spending time with negative people
Following social media accounts that leave you feeling unhappy
Comparing yourself to others
Speaking negatively & complaining
Neglecting self-care & SLEEP
Sitting in one spot for too long
Trying to please others
Wearing uncomfortable clothes
Not enough sunlight and/or fresh air
Now, keep in mind that not everyone is going to feel drained the same way or adopt to the energy givers the same way either. Feel free to make a list that better pertains to your needs and reflects the activities that work best for you.
I would love to hear some of your givers and takers, so leave a comment here or on Instagram and let's keep adding to this list and share the wisdom.