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Monday, January 9, 2012

Monday Musings - filled with energy

It is the most bizarre thing. I don't know if there is a correlation or not (I think there is), but as soon as I rid myself of something toxic in my life, I've been filled with more energy than I know what to do with. I mean, it used to be, I'd force myself to exercise, then I'd have to rest a while before forcing myself to do the next thing on my list. Now, I exercise, practice singing, practice piano, write, blog, and still have more energy left over. I feel alive. A young 17-year-old friend shared with me last night that she receives phone calls from a classmate and after the conversation, she feels "dead." It made me wonder how many people and things are in our daily lives that make us feel that way. I will be paying much closer attention to my energy levels around people and activities to help me understand this phenomenon. How about you? Blessings, Karen

19 comments:

Claudia Moser said...

All I can say is I AGREE, you are so right!

Jessica Bell said...

I think there's something in the air. I feel rejuvenated since yesterday. Energy levels are really high. Don't understand what happened all of the sudden! Glad you feel energetic! Live it up! hehe

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Me also feel more energetic , perhaps it;s that the festive season is over and we can concentrate on our everyday lives.

Yvonne.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Toxic people can zap your energy faster than anything on earth.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Bet you feel as youthful as a teenager now!

Joanne said...

Positivity and energy are so contagious. I agree, when we surround ourselves with goodness and positivity, the pay-off is great. Now I'm even more energized after my visit here :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

I do have a family member who can really suck the living energy out of me sometimes. It's kind of weird that someone could have that much power over you.

Karen Walker said...

Claudia, thanks
Jessica, that's exactly what I'm doing!
Yvonne, glad it's come your way as well
Diane, ain't it the truth?
Alex, I have my moments
Joanne, oh, that makes me feel so good
Jennifer, it's much harder when it's a family member
Karen

Tracy Makara said...

I'm glad to hear that you are feeling so good today Karen. Cleansing ourselves of toxic people and things has a fantastic effect! It's kind of like how the air feels after a good rain...

L.G.Smith said...

There have been a couple people in my life that just brought me down! It's kind of what I blogged about last week. Those sorehead types just drain your energy, it's true.

Mason Canyon said...

Staying away from those people who bring you down does help one's energy level. Realizing that bad energy can rub off on us is the first step to overcoming it. Keep that high energy level going.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

KarenG said...

I can totally relate to this. Right now my husband and I are just finishing up an ordeal with a toxic situation that took up all of our holidays, from Thanksgiving through New Years, and hoping it gets resolved this week. Yet the leftover dregs and huge energy drain will be with us for awhile more. I'm looking forward to that surge of energy that comes afterward, I can tell you!

Plain Jane said...

Maybe that is my problem. I have had no energyt for months now. Discover the toxic locale and extinguish it! Congrats to you on your new, energy filled life.

Karen Walker said...

Tracy, that's a lovely analogy
L.G., glad it's behind you
Mason, I'm trying
KarenG, I am so so sorry. Sending virtual hugs your way
Plain Jane, thank you

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Positivity seems like a wonderful way of feeling more energetic! I'm trying to find ways of looking on the bright side and avoiding things and people who bring me down.

Manzanita said...

Oh yes, how true. I've known some energy-sucks in my lifetime. WOW I try to avoid them. Other people are so happy and cheerful and upbeat and raise my spirits.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

It's said that the way to determine whether you're an introvert or an extrovert is to gauge your level of energy after being with a group of people. Extroverts are energized by being around other people, while the whole ordeal of being in a crowd is so taxing for introverts, they're completely exhausted. It makes sense that the same kind of emotional exhaustion would come as a result of being around a toxic person or situation, no matter what one's personality is.

Jules said...

AHHH, my silent New Year's resolution. Rid myself of negative people. :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen .. so true - positivity does breed smiles and happiness and gives one a happier ambience all round.

Cheers Hilary