3 Huge Energy Drainers

Wise choices create the outcomes we desire.

So often I hear people say, “I don’t have time” or “I’m so busy.” We all have the same 24-hours in every day. How is it that some people manage to get so much more done than others?

Perhaps those who need more time have too many Energy Drainers in their daily lives.

Energy Drainers come in all shapes, sizes, formats, and media. Although there are many Energy Drainers, I only want to address three right now.

Clutter

Have you ever noticed how peaceful and serene you feel when you walk into a clutter-free space? That’s because the lack of clutter allows you to breathe easier, think clearer, and therefore, relax more. All of which, in turn, increases your creativity, your motivation, and your productivity.  After all, cleanliness is next to Godliness. There’s a reason for that, you know!

To plug this Energy Drain, start decluttering with just 10 minutes a day. As your space becomes less cluttered, you’ll find it’s easier to spend time decluttering (increase motivation), you’ll find new ways to declutter (increased creativity), perhaps you’ll even find new homes for some of your items (increased generosity). Aren’t these byproducts of decluttering enough reason to plug that particular Energy Drain?

Technology

So often we feel we must be immediately contactable – at any given moment. Why?

We and our ancestors survived several millennia without being “plugged in” at all times.

It’s so easy, with today’s technology, to waste hours checking messages – texts, various social media sites, email, cell phone and video games, and even television – without even realizing how much time has passed. And, yes, sometimes blog challenges can be included. hahaha

It’s especially draining when one reads negative messages. And, staring at a computer screen tires the eyes, which makes one feel much more drained than necessary.

When I start feeling too stressed or unproductive, I turn my radio/iPod off when I’m in the car. Driving with no sound frees my mind. After a few days without the constant beat or chatter in my ears, I always think more clearly, my memory improves, and I have more amazing ideas (which I remember).

Just limiting time spent checking messages or scheduling certain times to check them will easily plug that Energy Drain.

People

Yes, people can certainly be Energy Drainers. Sometimes they’re called Emotional Vampires. These people steal joy by stomping on dreams, waste one’s time with idle or negative chatter, or do things that create havoc. Sometimes intentionally. Sometimes not. Yet, either way, they are Energy Drainers.

Stopping these human Energy Drainers can be difficult, depending on who they are. Sometimes explaining to them that they are too negative or too chatty when you have so much to do can help the situation. Other times, it may take an intermediary. And, sometimes, avoidance may be necessary. As I said, it all depends on who the Energy Drainer is and how much you want him or her in your life.

If you do want to keep this person in your life, it’s imperative to find a way to stop him or her from draining your energy. Without your energy, how can you even help this person? Or yourself?

Energy Drainers steal joy, motivation, inspiration, and creativity. I’ve only listed three, but as I said, there are so many more. What’s your biggest Energy Drainer? What do you or what can you do to plug that drain?

 

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  1. Flo Callender
    3 years ago

    I have shaken hands and been bed-fellows with all three energy-drainers you mentioned. Conscious living and actively thinking about my desired outcomes helped me plugged the drain-holes.

    Thanks for this timely reminder.


    • drwixy
      3 years ago

      You’re welcome, Flo.

      I’ve been right there with them, too. I remind myself constantly.


  2. maanneilaganlopez
    3 years ago

    I agree with everything with People, definitely emotional vampires


    • drwixy
      3 years ago

      Sad, isn’t it?


  3. Lily Leung
    3 years ago

    Enjoyed your post. Am in process of decluttering. Yes it is very freeing.


    • drwixy
      3 years ago

      Yeah!!! I am in the process in my office, too. It’s amazing how things multiply in there.

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