I have been toying with a concept for the last few weeks.
What if, just like we can measure calories, we could measure our energetic output in terms of relationships, interactions, and personal analysis?
What if that could be measured?
What would your day look like?
Since I have started building the Bloom Method, mindful output has become an evident issue especially in my own ability to manage my family, this business, clients, and marketing. Where does my energy go? To whom, to what?
Being a secret introvert, a lot of it resides in self-analysis.
Hypercriticism and awareness of how I’m showing up in the world and what is right and what is wrong with myself. It sucks up a lot of my time and energy. It is also disempowering because I am putting my value in the hands of other people and what they believe about me.
I used to spend a lot of energy in resentment, which I have luckily let go of, life is before and after that shift.
I also spend a lot of decision making energy on what I should do during the day, how I should manage the kid’s schedules, and planning what I should eat.
Science has shown that decision making power is finite, so I do my best to plan these things ahead of time to reduce decision fatigue.
I try to spend as little time as possible in conflict, and I try to find ways to better feed my energy stores. Through meditation, quiet walks, and reading.
The reason I share all of this with you is that I believe this is an important question to ask as our human species becomes more aware, conscious and “woke”.
It is just as important to know where you are putting your energy, who is taking it and where to restore it as it is to meditate, be present and be in a place of allowance.
Make a list of what sucks you dry and what fills you up. What serves your energetic reservoir and what drains it. What lights you up? What shuts you down? And then start letting go and setting an intention to change those things.
Let me know what comes up for you, how does the awareness effect you? How does letting some of the people, behaviors, interruptions go feel?
Plug in, recharge, and don’t spend your energy where it doesn’t serve you.
May you cultivate the most beautiful week.