Question of the Day – No. 286 Posted on February 2, 2019February 1, 2019 by Troy Headrick What drains your energy? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading...
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Many small things that are required to keep myself afloat.
Chores. Commute. Work to earn income. Anything that isn’t reading or doing other things that truly interest me.
People who are more negative than positive. And, too much stress.
Where does all that stress come from?
Ha!, I meant in the world😊.
2. Not being productive
3. Feeling uninspired or not motivated
4. Taking on more than I should
What do you do to counter these?
Why some people are so negative?
Forced to do something I don’t like.
Working on something that just seems not to be working out.
How often are you forced to do things you don’t like?
Not quite often
Pain – physical or emotional. They both leave me in the blahs.
Negativity – especially when it’s a choice, like always being the victim.
Liars. I have to walk away before they drain me.
Yes, to all!
True! Some people have a “gift” to turn everything in something negative even when you would think it’s impossible.
Negativity and false outrage
Yeah… we need to stay away from those people.
Traffic, pain, poor leadership, yard work, stressing over the small stuff.
These are things we encounter daily. In your opinion, can we do something to get rid of them? Or we just need to tilt the balance towards positive things in the rest of the time?
I’m not saying you can get rid of them but modify them to tolerable levels if possible. For instance traffic and the long commute kill me. I’m actively speaking to my bosses on more work from home time. Pain I have to deal with unless I undergo the knife. I try to make yard work fun when I can. Doing more positive things certainly helps take care of the small stuff we all sweat. Ah, I left out poor leadership. My way of dealing with that has been to outlast them.
With how many negative people you have to interact on a daily basis?
Loud and extremely up close people…the kind of loud where they are screaming and the only way to communicate is to scream back. The exhaustion that comes from enunciating while trying to talk loud😫😫
And extremely close people, those who have to get up in your face just to talk to you😫😫
Yeah, well we need lots of effort to put out with both types 🙂
Worry will drain me faster than anything
How many hours per day do you spend worrying?
Too many…at least three hours/day
Overwhelming task list!
But some times, it is difficult to understand what’s draining my energy… may be some internal chatter which I missed to notice. Because this draining happens sometimes when all things are fine too.
What those voices say?
Self anger or the one coming from others?
Self…. anger coming from others cannot be controlled.
Thinking about past mistakes or poor decisions.
Is there any way to review those without emotional involvement?
Sure…if one is mindful enough.
Psychic / Emotional Vampires
With how many of those you have to interact daily?
Aside from my family? LOL. Not many anymore. Selective isolation and staying grounded.
Those are a pain in the… head. I hope it doesn’t happen too often…
When I try to make those people understand who don’t matter in life,
When I CHOOSE to be sad that is being sad without any reason…..
Well, it’s easier for people to reject information instead of trying to understand them.
Not having both my pen and earphones when I’m idle.
I hope that doesn’t happen too often 🙂
Anger and anxiety
What triggers them?
Frustration/fear of the unexpected
Not knowing what to do and where to go.
How often does that happen?
I just feel stuck in my current situation
Too many small tasks vying for dominance on my to-do list. The list never ends and gets very overwhelming…. I wish I had a penseive (Harry Potter thought dish) brilliant idea!
Maybe you can sort them based on the importance?
Is there a topic that gives you more energy than it takes?
If I found someone with the same interest such as reading.
Overthinking? Over worrying?
Have you found any way to reduce its influence?
Have you ever encountered humans that bring energy instead of draining it?
Only my best friend