January 15, 2021
"Everything is energy and that's all there is to it."-Albert Einstein
January's book of the month is all about protecting and nourishing our personal energy!
As I've learned, particularly after years spent in a career working closely with other people, both physical and mental/emotional energy can quickly become depleted if we don't protect and replenish our energy regularly.
Do you ever just feel drained after a certain meeting or appointment, after interacting with a certain person, after being in large crowds or in a place with a lot of noise, lights, or visuals, after having an argument, or any other situations? These incidences and many others are draining on our energy. When our energy becomes drained, it can manifest as anxiety, depression, fatigue, insomnia, over-eating, and other mental or physical disturbances.
How do we replenish our energy when we've become drained? For starters, unplug and turn down the noise, meditate, take a bath, be alone, smudge and clear your space, exercise, grounding/earthing, get outdoors, do a digital detox.
How do we better protect our energy? Set and defend our boundaries, shield ourselves energetically aka visualize protection around you, create some space when we need it, practice mindful breathing, say no when we need to, avoid loud noise and stimulation, move away from the source of negativity, implement a no yelling rule during arguments.
These are just the very basics and starts of maintaining healthy energy day-to-day. If you want to know more, pick up this book! I've got it in my office for loan for anyone who wants to read it! Just ask me :)