Another benefit of gaining insight into your energy level fluctuation is that it will enable you to discover and eliminate energy drainers.
Log your emotional energy for one day (an example follows).
Identify what causes your emotional energy to remain level, what causes your emotional energy to fall, and what causes your emotional energy to grow.
When your emotional energy is between two levels, try to identify where the strongest energy is.
This log will enable you to pinpoint emotional energy drainers.
Energy level survey
Most of us spend most of our time in the middle energy level. In this example, the many interruptions between 11:00-13:00 and the fact that the energy level reported is slipping could indicate that interruptions drain your energy. This log shows us temporary emotional energy drainers. But what if, instead, it revealed a persistent low energy level? That could be a genuine concern.
When your energy continuously runs low over longer periods, there are usually multiple issues and problems causing this. These feelings can be severe energy drainers.
If you find yourself stuck in a state of low energy level, you might want to consider help from others to tackle the issues that could be causing you emotional exhaustion and might be holding you back.
If you have a persistently low or middle emotional energy level, set a goal to learn more about your emotional level and then set another goal to lift yourself to a higher level. Doing so will eliminate debilitating energy drainers and give more and better quality time to achieve, succeed, and excel.
In addition, defining the important areas of yourself and taking control of how your life is spent is a potent energy booster in itself.
Energy drainers can prevent us from living a healthy and fulfilled life. These energy drains can be found in several areas of life.
Health and Well-Being
- Substance abuse
- Neglecting some people
- Saying yes instead of no too often
- Stress and conflict
- Anger, hurt, and guilt
- Work demands