Have you ever had that acquaintance or co-worker that seemed to always leave you feeling zapped of energy? I think we’ve all been there at one time or another. It’s important to know who those people are in addition to identifying the people who leave you feeling energized. If you do, you can learn to capitalize on your relationships to maximize your energy levels on a daily basis.
Boosting Your Relational Energy
Here are two simple tips for maintain boosted energy levels through your relationships:
- Take Note of How You Feel – If you haven’t done this already, it’s important to take note of how you feel after spending time with certain people. Do you feel de-stressed and energized or do you feel depleted emotionally? Answer this question about your interactions will help you to make better decisions about who you invest your time with.
- Invest in Energizing Relationships – Now that you’ve identified who the positive and energizing people are, chose to invest more of your time with them. Being around them will help you to grow yourself and will leave you more refreshed and energized to handle the situations that might be more draining. As a side note, since this is something that you need from others, do your best to be this positive energizing force for others as well.
Now, obviously we can’t avoid every single energy zapping relationship, and sometimes we willingly enter into them in order to bring change. However, if you’re going to do that, it’s important to first weigh the cost of that relationship. It may be that you’ve established enough energy boosters that you handle taking a hit here and there. However, if the negative outweighs the positive in your life, it may not be a worthy cause to fight for. Ultimately it’s up to you to decide what is healthy for you but there is no way around the fact that it’s important to know who you can lean into to lift you up out of that energy zapped state.
If you don’t currently feel like you have any energizing relationships in your life, begin to bring more energy into your interactions and you will begin to see the right people show up when you need them.