Have you had days where you have energy in complete abundance and others where you are struggling just to exist? I have had plenty of instances of both. In my quest to harness the maximum amount of energy each day, I have found resources which differentiate several types of energy and how to recognize deficiencies in each and how to replenish. These findings have been amazing for me because I no longer blame lack of energy on sleep alone.
The four types of energy which are cited are physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. What was so important for me to learn in all of this was that not all exhaustion is cured with sleep. The emotional category especially hit home for me because being a highly sensitive person, I always absorb everyone’s emotional energy around me. It is a clear personality trait. But if I am cognizant of it, I can more easily erect barriers or talk myself down when it’s happening. I can also recognize that I will need some extra down time when I encounter highly emotional situations. It’s obvious they can’t be avoided, but how I deal with them can give me back massive amounts of energy that I was previously losing.
These pieces also explain why just talking to a friend for even 15 minutes per day can give us that extra little boost. It is amazing how much stress can evaporate simply by taking the time to relate. That amount of replenishment can actually give us back hours that we might have otherwise lost to feeling exhausted from stress. Little adjustments can make a big difference.
These resources also ask that you take note of your own energy patterns so that you can maximize your own rhythms. These are always specific to each person and it necessitates that you spend some time being mindful of how you feel and react during individual situations. After observing myself for only a short time now, I can honestly say that I have been able to discover some really interesting findings. Most importantly, I know when I am at my best and can give more of my best to the world.
Check out the following couple resources on energy replenishment: