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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are You Energy Deprived?

It’s been said that we’re living in the worst energy crisis of all time. The crisis of personal energy! We’re constantly stressed and pulled in more directions than ever before. This whirlwind pace depletes our energy at an alarming rate!

Managing your personal energy has never been more critical. Doctors say that the number one complaint of their patients is, “I have no energy.” There can be a number of reasons for lack of energy, but most of the time it has nothing to do with a medical condition.

Chronic fatigue may be linked to emotional causes such as a difficult or abusive relationship, lack of passion, or being a caregiver to a parent or child. The first step in finding the cause of your fatigue is to seek a medical evaluation to see if there is a physical cause. If not, here are some other things to consider:

  • Be aware of your thoughts. Your thoughts drive your emotions, and some emotions can wear you out. When you think positive thoughts, you’re naturally going to feel good, which is a  natural energy booster. Get to the root cause of any negative emotions. Face them head on. and you’ll relieve the tension that depletes your energy.
  • Let your values determine your lifestyle. If you don’t live according to your values, if you react and perform out of guilt or shame, your energy will wane rapidly. Examine your life to determine what changes you need to make.
  • Have a purpose. Find something that makes you excited! What makes your heart sing? Can you imagine what would the world be like if everyone had a strong reason for being? It would be bursting with energy and excitement!
  • Get rid of clutter. Get rid of the clutter in your mind and in your physical environment. Clutter creates stress, especially for highly sensitive people, and stress hormones sap your energy. Work to eliminate or minimize relationships that drain you physically and emotionally.

Given frequent feelings of “overwhelm,” it’s especially important for highly sensitive people to continuously come up with ways to energize our lives. The HSP nervous system is always operating in high gear, which easily depletes energy reserves.

In what ways do you energize your life? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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