Your energy introduces you before you speak. If your energy is strong, you will be perceived as a happy and successful person. You can’t control how others perceives you. How people perceives you, reflect the kind of person they are. Always remember that people’s perception of you has no effect on you, so be mindful of people that drain your energy by trying to manipulate you into their way of thinking.
You are your greatest asset. Be careful of the kind of people you give your energy to. You are just as strong as the people you spend most of your time with. Protect your energy by staying away from people that drain your energy.
Here are eight (8) ways to protect your energy;
1. Let go of things you can’t control.
The things you can’t control should never affect you. When things seem out of your control, never assume that the problem is with you. There are certain things that you won’t be able to control, and there is nothing you can do about it. Anything you can’t control teaches you how to let go of it. Holding on to things that are out of your control will leave you feeling powerless and unproductive.
Learn to let go of things you can’t control. Always remember that you can’t control the things that happens to you, but you can certainly control your attitude about the situation. Don’t let the things you can’t control drain your energy. Focus on only the things you can control.
2. Avoid comparing yourself to others.
Comparison will steal your happiness and drain your energy. The more you compare yourself to others, you will find yourself always feeling drained when you see others doing better than you. At any moment you find yourself in life, always remember that life is a journey and not a destination. Each and every one has their own race to run. You would be insulting yourself by comparing yourself to others because you have no clue what their journey is all about.
The moment you start comparing yourself to others, you will begin to lose confidence in yourself. Comparison prevents you from realizing how truly unique and special you are. Don’t compare yourself to others. The only person you should be comparing yourself to is the person you were yesterday. Today strive to be a better version of yourself. Make a choice today to be better than you were yesterday. You are your only competition.
3. If it doesn’t feel right, don’t do it.
If something doesn’t feel right, don’t do it. Trust the vibes you get, energy doesn’t lie. Some of the best advices you will ever get will come from your intuition. Avoid doing things that you don’t feel comfortable doing. It will save you a lot of sadness.
Stay true to yourself and what you believe in. Don’t get manipulated into doing thing that doesn’t feel right, even when other people are doing it. Doing things that you are not comfortable with will cause you a lot of pain and unhappiness. Protect your energy by avoiding to do the wrong things.
4. Don’t be afraid to spend time alone.
It is healthy to spend time alone. Sometimes you need to take a break from everyone and spend time alone in order to experience, appreciate and love yourself. Learn to spend time alone and not be defined by another person.
Spend some time alone. There is still so much you don’t know about yourself. If you don’t truly know who you are, you will believe anything anyone says about yourself. No one knows you better than you know yourself, so no one is in a better position to tell you what to do with your life.
In spending time alone, you will be able to reflect on the things happening in your life, record details of what you are going through, whether positive or negative and find practical solution to the issues you are currently facing.
5. Speak kindly to yourself and other people.
Speaking to yourself in a kind manner has the power to change the way you perceive and feel about yourself. Your mind will believe anything you tell it, so tell it things you want it to believe about yourself.
Speaking kindly to yourself starts by replacing all negative thoughts with positive and empowering thoughts. We tend to speak about the thoughts we think. If negative thoughts are all you think about, then negativity is all you will speak about.
Always remember that it costs nothing to be a kind person. How you treat yourself is also how you should treat other people. Speak kindly to yourself and other people. Be kind to others because everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
6. Please yourself before trying to please others.
You were not created to please others. Live to be happy and concentrate on pleasing yourself. Don’t lose yourself by constantly trying to please others. Find your happiness and those who truly care about you will find happiness by realizing how happy you are.
Don’t live your life to please other people. If you always try to please others, you will someday realize that you pleased no one, not even yourself.
The greatest prison people live in, is the fear of what others think of them. Stop being a people pleaser, for it is a habit that will constantly drain your energy. Don’t be afraid to say no to someone if you really mean to say no. Stand up for yourself and say no without feeling sorry for yourself.
7. Stay away from people who drain your energy.
You are just as strong as the people you spend most of your time with. Stay away from people who drain your energy. Associate with people that inspire and encourage you to do better. Don’t waste your time with people that don’t leave a positive impact in your life.
Spend time with like-minded individuals that adds value to your life. The people you surround yourself with have the potential to affect your life perpetually, so don’t waste your time with negative people who always drains your energy.
8. Disregard any opinion that don’t improve your life.
Any opinion that doesn’t impact your life positively should be disregarded. The opinions of others have no effect on you if you don’t follow it. Learn to listen and follow your inner voice. You know yourself better than anyone else, so no one is better suited to give opinions about your life than yourself. If someone gives you an opinion that doesn’t impact your life, disregard it. Do not forget that you are solely responsible for your life.
Regardless of how things turned out to be as a result of the opinions you took from others, always remember that it is solely your responsibility. You are the one that receives the hard knocks when life hits hard and not others. Disregard any opinions that don’t improve your life in order to protect your energy.
Thanks for reading.
Wow!! these are amazing points. I love all the points you stated most especially no 1 let go of things you can’t control and no 6 please yourself before trying to please others. I could easily relate to those two points because I have been in a situation where I couldn’t control or stop pleasing people. I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings, but at some point, I realized that the more I went out of my way trying to please others, the more I displeased myself. Your points are brilliant Simobel, thanks for sharing.
Absolutely! Learn to let go of the things you can’t control and focus on the things you can control. And you shouldn’t be a people pleaser too. Thanks so much for your thoughtful comment Cynthia 🙂