Your energy is your own responsibility.
This can be a difficult fact to accept, even in adulthood we are somewhat conditioned or perhaps even encouraged to blame circumstances outside of our control for how we feel.
Daily, there are things that will be outside of our control and we may feel we will not always be able to face these occurrences with optimism and this is very well true. However, it is up to us as individuals how long we allow it to cloud our capacity to function.
Our energy is incredibly important, especially in the workplace. Have you ever stepped into work and a colleague or your boss is having an ‘off’ day? We all know how that turns out. The same could be said for when you walk into a gym class and you have that one person who is displaying a negative attitude either toward themselves or others. It has the potential to bring down the entire energy of the group.
Perhaps you are taking a moment to reflect and acknowledge that it has been you who has been guilty of this? I know I have been in the past, but I also know this constant drain on energy by staying in the negative never helped me get out of this mindset.
At The Fit Collective in Adelaide, I do my absolute best to practice what I preach. Not everyday is a good day and I do try to be honest with my members and trainers but I will always make sure I give 100% on the floor. The thing is, I am well aware of how much my energy impacts on others and as a Personal Trainer I know how much the energy of others can impact on me.
It is ok to have a bad day, this is not about suppressing how you are feeling. It is more about how you are communicating how your may be feeling . Taking the approach of honesty, open communication as well as empathy as some effective strategies as opposed to ignoring how you may be feeling and getting short or passive aggressive with your colleagues.
We will be confronted with adversity throughout life constantly, but if we do not proactively seek to refill our own energy cups and look to external sources for this, we run the risk of draining the energy around us. The same goes for those who feel their energy is being drained, we must learn to offer empathy, an ear to listen and if requested constructive feedback but we must also learn to protect our own energy, our own health and not allow the energy of others send us on an emotional rollercoaster of our own.
Be aware of your energy, protect your energy and know that nothing lasts forever good or bad.
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