I don’t care if it’s people, places or projects; where and how you spend your energy ultimately decides how you feel. How feel is good indicator of what is giving you life or sucking it from you.
I can honestly think of only a handful of people that when I spend time with them, they totally elevate my mood, my energy, my overall disposition. I can think of a whole lot more people that whenever I wouldn’t engage with them, I felt drained. I felt lazy and stuck. And at the time, it didn’t dawn on me that it was the transference of their energy onto me that would make me feel one way or another.
As I examined those that gave me life and more energy versus those that depleted my energy, I started to see the correlation in my own activity. When I walked away from someone, I learned to question, did I feel ready to take on the world and start a new project? Or did I feel like lying down, going to sleep and hoping that Netflix would turn itself off?
As we continue to commit ourselves to goals and improvements to ourselves and livelihoods in this new year, let’s explore the people and places around us ask how are they feeding our soul. Do we feel rejuvenated? Or, do we feel like we need a nap? And if we can’t control the place (environment) in which we’re in immediately, let’s control who has access to it as well as those who have access to us. We’re given an unknown finite amount of time on planet earth. Where, how and with whom we spend our energy matters. Because it’s quietly feeding our soul. And health is not just the physical.
Protect your energy. It’ll get through the toughest of times and the highest of moments.