What drains your energy
DO YOU PUT UP WITH A LOT? Do other people or things bug you? Or better yet, do YOUR bad habits bug you? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it’s time to start eliminating what drains you.
What drains you are the things you put up with, the things that bug you, and the things you’ve neglected. What drains you can be little things and big things. They can be dishes piling up in the sink, driving in rush hour traffic, a messy car, cluttered closets, or a missing button. They can also be poor behavior in a relationship, a boss who micro-manages you, an over-flowing in-box, a friend who’s always late, or a job you dislike. These things are what I call the physical, mental, and emotional clutter in your life. They hold you back and are a huge drain on your energy level.
Did you know that the average person tolerates up to 100 things at a time? Imagine that each one weighs 20 pounds, and that you’re carrying them on your back in the backpack of your life. That’s 2,000 pounds you’re carrying around every day!
It’s no wonder then that your energy is drained and that you’re sometimes irritable. It’s no wonder you’re dissatisfied with some area of your personal or work life. It’s no wonder you can’t figure out what you want and why you may not be achieving what you want to achieve. You’re carrying around too much in the backpack of your life. You simply don’t have the space or the capability to bring new things into your mental, emotional, and physical environment —all because your life is packed full of clutter.
Eliminating what drains you is one of the first things I ask my clients to do when we begin coaching. They are amazed at how much lighter they feel as they clear out the clutter in their lives. They recognize that when you eliminate what drains you, you free up your energy and create space for the new. You become much more available to having in your life the kinds of people, relationships, success, and work that you really want.
|The physical, mental and emotional clutter in your life holds you back and is a huge drain on your energy and success level.|
How do you identify and eliminate what drains you? Start by making a list of 5 things that are draining you in each of these areas: work, home, and relationships. Be specific about what you’re putting up with, what or who’s bugging you, and what you’re neglecting and putting off. Then ask yourself this question, “Am I willing to start eliminating what drains me?” If you answered yes, then do whatever it takes to eliminate those things. This may seem overwhelming at first, but stick with it. The rewards are worth it. One by one, clear the clutter and create new space. You’ll enjoy the lighter load.
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