This year and especially this week have been a lot….a whole lot.
It’s a great time to take a few moments and consider how your energy is doing with all of it.
Are you exhausted?
While we don’t have control over what’s happening in the world, we DO have control of how we react and how we engage.
When we’re grounded and aware, we don’t engage as much and we don’t have as strong of reactions.
When we let ourselves get too engrossed, we feel all the effects and our energy systems get overloaded and burned out.
Here are 4 tips for protecting your energy during stressful times:
Take social media off of your phone and log-out when you’re done. This will force you to go to a larger device to engage and you’ll have to consciously log-in to get access. When you see the log-in page, you can be sure you’re not simply on auto pilot and ensure you do in fact want to log-in.
Before you turn on the news or engage in social media, stop and check in with where you are energetically. Are you feeling strong and ready to read all the stuff? Are you engaging because you really want to engage or because you’re bored or lonely? Is there something else that might give you something to occupy your time or provide you with a little companionship?
Turn it all off before you get reactive. I can take about 5 minutes of social media or news right now. As soon as I find myself feeling any emotion I don’t want to feel, I turn it off. It’s not worth it! I can always check back in an hour or so and see if there’s any new news. Most of the time, there’s not.
Unfollow or unfriend people who upset you. I know we must be discussing the issues of our times and I also feel strongly that social media posts are not the productive place to do so. You DO NOT have to stay friends with people on social media for any reason. It’s your space and you can let whomever you want into it. I won’t tolerate racism, sexism, homophobia, or anything else I believe strongly against to be on my page. I also will not tolerate any sarcastic remarks made on my posts. I don’t have to and you don’t either!
More than energy, we must protect our precious energy and make sure we keep what we need available for us! These are some of the things I do to make sure I can show up for all of you.
What other things do you do?
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