Energy comes in many forms: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, positive and negative. The amount of physical energy that we have depends on our focus and discipline toward healthy habits and self-care including vitamins, nutrition, exercise, sleep and free time. The quantity of junk, noise and distraction in our minds determines our level of mental energy. Our emotional energy comes from our interactions with individuals through various media. Every day we choose in whom to trust, respect and confide and either people who support, sustain and stimulate us or drag, drain and deplete us. Our spiritual energy originates from four sources: faith, hope, love and understanding. A combination of prayer, silence, meditation and listening to our inner voice can make a significant contribution to our spiritual energy.
We have a choice every moment of every day to give and receive positive and negative energy. We want to attract positive energy and resist negative energy. The best way to conserve energy is to make choices and decisions that feel right, support our passions, reflect our values and beliefs and that we can live with now and in the future. We waste valuable energy when we make choices and decisions that challenge our values, beliefs and passions.
Let’s ask ourselves: how can we best use our energy to be positive, prepared, productive, creative, comfortable, gracious, grateful, healthy, happy, interested, informed, committed, caring and compassionate individuals? How can we best use our energy to give our best to and get the best from each person and experience every day?