Have you ever sat at home or at work and just felt mentally and physically drained for no apparent reason?
This is an occurrence that’s actually more common than you may realize.
On a day to day basis, we engage in routine daily activities.
But, what we don’t realize is that some of those habits are the biggest drainers of our body’s natural energy supply.
But what are they?
If you really sit back and think, you’ll be able to figure out at least a few things that are draining you of your energy.
But then again, there are those phantom habits you have that are draining you of your energy and you do not even know it.
The goal of this article is to simply make you more aware of your energy draining habits so that you can work to reduce or eliminate them.
Take a look at these phantom habits that you may not realize you have.
4 Phantom Habits That are Depleting Your Body’s Energy Supply:
1. Trying to Be Something or Someone You’re Not.
This is an energy drainer that you either don’t realize you’re doing or don’t want to admit you’re doing.
True enough, imitation is the biggest form of flattery but if your imitation turns into obsession, it will then become a huge drainer of your energy.
Why else do you think people say to be yourself?
Because it’s much easier and less stressful.
Being yourself takes no extra energy of being, you just take away everything you are not.
You do less.
Pretending to be someone else however, that takes huge amount of energy because you have to create and maintain that persona on top of yours.
If you don’t have the financial means to go shopping or brunching with friends every weekend, it’s okay to say no to invitations.
That doesn’t make you a bad friend, it just means you’re acting your wage.
Spending too much of your time on social media can also drain you of your energy because you can start comparing with everyone you see on there. That’s when it’s time for a digital detox.
2. Holding Grudges.
Holding on to wrongdoings from others is one of the biggest energy drainers there is.
If a particular person’s name comes up, and you immediately go back in your mind to the time they did something wrong to you, it’s a telltale sign that you haven’t moved forward and are still holding on to a grudge from it.
Letting go of a grudge isn’t an easy task by any means but it certainly weighs a lot heavier on you to hold on to it than to let it go.
So, just let it go. Do not forget the lesson, but release the energy that drains you.
3. Negative Thinking.
With negative thinking, you never see the good in most things and people don’t like being around that or hearing that.
When people tell you good news, you more than likely can always find bad in it. Don’t be like that.
Just because you may be having a bad day doesn’t mean you have to shoot down someone else’s good day.
But also, that mindset it’s draining your energy, it’s keeping it in low levels, so it’s also bad for you.
Instead, make a habit of thinking of at least three things you are thankful for, for one negative.
That way you will use negative thinking as a trigger for positive thinking. Just 21 days of that and you will rewire your brain to think more positive by default.
4. Thinking About Work.
If you’re someone who can’t leave work at work, and instead carry work home with you, you better believe that it’s going to suck up all the energy you have.
At this time during a pandemic when working from home might become a default, it’s much harder to differentiate between work and home.
Your home is supposed to be your safe haven, your place of peace. But if you’ve mentally transformed it into your job away from your job, you’re going to continuously feel drained of energy.
Think about it. Your job tells you to leave your home issues at home, so why can’t you have the same frame of mind in leaving your work issues at work?
Not thinking about work outside the office is something you have to work hard to do, and will require you to set your focus on other things.
If you work remotely from home try to create a special place for work, and when you finish leave that place. Changing your environment to focus on something new is a great start.
Although there are numerous things you can be doing that drain your energy there are also ways to boost your energy.
For example, a green juice cleanse drastically improves energy levels without you even thinking about reaching for a caffeinated beverage.
Or exercise, meditation, healthy diet, being honest, walking, being among nature, breathing fresh air, quality sleep, quality time with family.
All of these things, if done right of course, can boost your energy levels significantly.
How to Use This Article?
👉 Step 1. Evaluate what of these 4 habits you do.
👉 Step 2. Make a list of all habits you do and how much energy they give or take.
👉 Step 3. Get rid of the 4 habits that take most of your energy away from you.
All the knowledge on the planet will not help you if you do not take action.