March is here, can you believe it?!! There's not much I don't believe can happen these days.
As you may know, for the entire month of February I posted a new blog article. To be honest, that was a little much but I really wanted to focus on self-love; how self-love is the key to overcoming the inner naysayer. February is the month of love so why not focus on self-love?
For the month of March, we going back to the usual - weekly blog posts. However, this month will have a theme as well. March with be the month of Self-Investment. We will talk about what it means to invest in yourself. Here's a hint: It doesn't always involve money.
The first post will be up tomorrow, March 2nd, then I will post every week on Monday for the rest of the month - as usual.
Whew! We made it through this challenge. I hope you feel like you’ve learned a lot about self-love and learning to manage your inner naysayer. It’s definitely a process. Now that you understand these components of loving yourself, you can break down that process and begin to embrace the idea of loving yourself.
Let’s take a quick walk down memory lane and browse through all the different topics we covered over the past 28 days. Here’s a quick rundown:
What has had the biggest impact on you? What tips and ideas have you found the most helpful? Those are the posts that you want to come back to again and again.
Take a few minutes today to reflect on not only how far you’ve come, but more importantly how this simple 28-day challenge has influenced you and changed you for the better. What positive experiences have you had as a result of learning to love yourself and silence your inner naysayer?
Now that you can see how far you’ve come in just a short time, I hope you’re ready to continue the journey to self-love on your own. Thank you so much for joining me on this challenge. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions or to share your progress.
Our life is centered around relationships. From our family, to our community, to the world at large, we can’t avoid being in relationships. Even introverts and shy personality types are in relationships and must engage with people every day. Who we spend time with directly affects our energy. It’s important to consider if the people in your life are draining yours.
People carry their energy with them
People give off a vibe. There’s a saying that young children and dogs can tell if someone is worth knowing. People have ways about them that make them easier or harder to be around. Their energy can directly affect the energy and the people in the room.
A stranger in a room can create a presence that can change the entire atmosphere. Additionally, there may be people in your life who always seem to shift your mood when you come into contact. Without intentionally trying to defend yourself, it can change your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors just by being around them.
There’s more than one way to drain someone’s energy
There are plenty of ways for someone to drain your energy. Some are negative and some are neutral, but they all result in the same outcome- feeling worn out and tired after engaging.
Negativity is draining- Someone looking at the dim side of life, will drain your energy. People who are negative can make you feel defeated and tired in a short amount of time.
Problem solving is draining- Some people have a tough time solving their own problems and look to others for support and guidance. People who are always in crisis mode can wear you out and drain the energy you need to solve your own problems.
Talking too much is draining- Introverts and people who need time to recharge are drained by small talk. Though talking in and of itself isn’t a negative thing, for some it drains their energy and makes it harder to accomplish their daily tasks.
It’s important to remove yourself from draining people
Under a lot of circumstances, you can avoid people who have a creepy vibe or otherwise give off negative energy. If you encounter someone in a bad mood you can politely disengage and shake off the experience. If someone’s low energy is draining yours, you can exit their presence and reclaim your enthusiasm before their energy invades yours. If you simply must disengage from people in order to keep your stamina, it’s ok to tap out.
It might be impossible to disengage from people entirely, but you can limit the type and amount of draining people and experiences in your life. Identifying the types of people who tend to drain your energy helps. Limiting your exposure to them will go a long way to helping you generate and keep your energy levels higher.