This has been an incredibly odd first few days of the week for me. Due to changes in my life, and unusual amounts of internal stress, I didn't sleep at all on Monday night. This caused my Tuesday to have that ethereal, detached sensation as I moved throughout the day.
Today, after nine hours of sleep last night, I'm feeling back to normal. And, as I write this blog this morning, my enthusiasm for this process is getting me more and more excited for the day (and my future).
In any case, we often throw around the term "energy" to describe our experiences throughout the day.
Energy is usually defined as a source of power that is used to accomplish a particular goal or to create a specific effect. We use energy to fuel our cars, warm and cool our homes, and watch our favorite shows on television.
Like all of the technology we use regularly, our bodies also require a certain amount of energy to function. There are ways to assess the electrical impulses of the heart or the strength of a muscular contraction.
However, many times, there are subtle energies that influence and affect our physical bodies. This subtle energy is magnetic in nature and travels at the speed of light. While you might not be able to see it, there are the effects that you can see, like the condition of the physical body or content of your attitude.
In order to have your body function optimally, with enough of this subtle energy to accomplish everyday tasks and goals, it’s essential to learn how to manage that energy in the first place.
This week, we'll take a look at how energy affects our experiences.
Just like a checking account, where you add deposits or make withdrawals, your body gives and receives energy.
Positive people, events, and emotions add energy to your Energy Bank Account.
Negative people, events, and emotions deplete energy from your Energy Bank Account.
You can check your own energy balance throughout today by asking yourself:
“Which activities, relationships, and habits are adding energy to my life and which are depleting it?”
Here are some things that are adding to my energy bank account already this week:
- spontaneous meet ups with friends
- snuggling in bed in the afternoon
- having Kai shuggle on my lap while writing
- being inspired by other people following their dreams
- trying new foods
- speaking truthfully
- connecting via phone with good friends
- drinking lots of water
- looking up at the trees as they change colors
- asking pertinent questions
- listening to my intuition, and honoring myself
- taking time alone to write and reflect
- working with a great team
- sharing these honest insights with you :)