by Sellick Partnership | 09 May 2014
We use energy every day in many different ways; the human body contains large quantities of energy which fuels our ever yday activities. There are many things that can affect our energy levels and 'zappers' are all around us.
We've all noticed how the energy of an entire room can change whenever certain people enter it - one person inspires and uplifts you whilst another person can make you feel drained and exhausted, wanting to run to the nearest exit in order to escape them!
When you come into a contact with someone you find drains your energy, you have a choice as to whether to distance yourself from the person or allow them to change your mood for the worse. Happy people attract other happy people and those who are moan and groan at the slightest thing will draw similar energy.
Each of us brings energy to our family, friends, colleagues, clients and even the stranger we're sitting next to on the train.
A way to think about it is that everything on the planet vibrates, including people, and we give out either a high or a low vibration. A high vibration will be generated from feelings like happiness, confidence and respect, whilst a low vibration comes from emotions such as stress, anger and depression.
People who have the same vibrational level are magnets to one another.
There are of course other factors that affect our energy aside from the people we interact with on a daily basis including how much sleep/rest we've had, the type of food we're eating and how active we are. All of these factors make a difference to how we feel, behave and perform.
Below are some tips to help boost your energy levels and make sure your energy is a positive one;
- Eat a balanced diet and remember to have breakfast as giving your body some fuel at the start of the day will help your energy levels
- Take a brisk 10 minute walk if you are feeling lethargic during the day; this is guaranteed to lift your mood and your energy
- Drink more water; even slight dehydration can make you feel tired and lethargic
- Cut down on caffeine and sugary treats as, whilst they provide a short term energy fix, they won't benefit you in the long term
- Learn to relax and unwind! Find something that helps you switch off and escape the world for a while - this could be something as simple as reading a book, playing some music, or taking part in your favourite sport
- Take a break - stepping away from whatever you're doing, even if only for a short time, can make you feel more refreshed when you return to that task
- Make sure you have plenty of rest and do your best to ensure you have a good night's sleep
- Switch off your mobile and laptop/tablet about an hour before you go to bed
- Look at the colour red - this colour can actually kick you into high gear. Seeing the fiery colour makes your muscles move faster and work harder, giving you a burst of energy
- Surround yourself with people that you know give off 'good energy' - You will pick up on their vibrations and that in turn will benefit you
If you have to deal with someone who you find draining, mentally prepare yourself beforehand, take some deep breaths, visualise yourself protected against their negativity, remain calm, take control of the situation and don't allow the situation to control you.
Have you considered what type of energy you are giving out and how this affects other people that you come into contact with? Leave your thoughts and techniques for dealing with negative energy in the comments below.