Your physical and emotional/personal energy are directly linked to each other. The definitions of both types are pretty simple, with physical energy being concerned with the energy needed to carry out activities and emotional energy defining our mental state. Interestingly though, while your physical energy mainly affects the degree of what activities you can perform, your emotional energy will affect you to a greater extent.
When your emotional energy is low, your mood will be affected- with you being irritable, difficult to be around, and generally unhappy. However, it will also affect your physical energy because when your personal energy is drained, you feel tired almost all the time- which obviously impacts every aspect of your life. It is an unfortunate fact, as individuals, we still find it easier to incorporate a physically healthy lifestyle such as exercising regularly and maintaining a nutritious diet- but we do practically nothing to build up our personal energy. Here are some tips for doing so:
Know When You Need to Recharge Your Personal Energy
Often, when we feel an excessive amount of fatigue, we peg it down to a lack of enough sleep. However, we still feel fatigued after resting our bodies. This is a clear indication of being low on personal energy. Learning to identify this decrease in energy is the first step towards recharging.
Having a Positive Mindset
The way our bodies need a healthy lifestyle is no different from the way our minds need one. This translates into thinking positive thoughts, which includes learning to be less critical of yourself and using affirmations regularly. Furthermore, removing negative thoughts, even those which concern others, is important towards building a positive mindset.
Identify What Drains Your Energy
Most times, we can feel that we are low on energy, but we don’t know what exactly has led to this. This is an important step towards maintaining high to moderate energy levels. Doing so might take some time, but it is something that can be done. After this has been identified, learn to distance yourself from such events- even temporarily.
Learn to Listen to Your Needs and Thoughts
With so many responsibilities, it can be not very easy actually to give yourself time and cater to your own needs. However, doing so is essential for managing your personal energy effectively. This could translate into something as small as reading a book or watching a movie.
Incorporate these practices into your life and live a happier life.