I have taken a weeks leave from work with the intention of working on increasing my physical and mental energy levels.
I have spent some of this first morning of my not-so mini retreat blog-hopping and found a fab blog:
Another example of what I need coming to me when I need it most!
Anyway, after a hour or so of reading Vlad Dolezal’s stuff, I went for a walk. While I was walking I had a sort of eureka moment – or maybe more of a sudden joining up of the dots.
- a large part of my negativity comes from being highly sensitive to others moods – often finding the affects of someone else’s stress & negativity still affecting me long after they have recovered.
- when I completed the workbook by Tim Pond based on the Happiness Hop books I identified my purpose as being “to spread positive energy” (though the how to, evaded me).
- recent exercises point to balance being one of my core vales.
These things all kind of clicked into place today – I think my urge to try to spread positive energy comes from an attempt to find balance to cope with the negativity of others which I seem to be so sensitive to.
But to do this, I have to maintain my physical and mental energy levels. Otherwise I end up feeling like I am running on empty – like I have felt just lately. Negative psychological energy on a self-feeding cycle and not enough physical energy to do anything about it.
I have been focusing on things to help boost my psychological energy over the last few weeks and seen definite improvement but I have to now also take into account fundamental lifestyle factors like exercise, quality diet, good sleep and quality recovery time (Vlad Dolezal).