Is your energy constantly being drained? Did you know the way you think will affect the way you feel and the way you feel will affect your energy level? There are many reasons why some people have more energy than others; however, you could be dealing with an unhealthy attitude led by unhealthy thoughts. One way to know is to ask yourself if you are someone who complains, most of the time, either out loud or in your own head.
If your emotions are draining you dry, it’s time to start protecting your energy. Below, you’ll discover how to recognize the signs of three emotional drains, and the best ways to protect your energy.
Emotional drains come in deceptive forms. They come as “innocent” thoughts that appear to “protect” us from harm and include:
Having a victim attitude or a “poor me” attitude
Trying to control others and situations beyond our control
Blaming others rather than taking responsibility for our own actions
Each type of emotional drain will leave you feeling tired and deflated, which is a miserable way to live. Most of us allow at least one type of emotional drain into our lives. If you’re not sure how to identify them, here are a few red flags to pay attention to:
You feel mentally exhausted after thinking someone has done you wrong.
You feel depressed or anxious whenever you think of people or situations you can’t control.
You feel like others are putting you down and you think it’s their fault you are feeling the way you feel.
You turn to comfort eating or other vices when you feel emotionally drained.
Everyone who gets sucked into an emotional drain will feel at least one of the things above. You, basically, don’t feel well but you can’t pinpoint why. If you are dealing with feelings that are emotionally draining, how can you stop them from draining your energy? The good news is there are strategies you can use to deal with them.
The very first step is to question your thoughts. Ask yourself if the thought is pleasing or serving the Lord. This is the best way to stop it from negatively impacting you. However, this isn’t always easy, unless you have developed the habit of bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5 KJV) There are other strategies and tools that we use at christianlifecoachtools.com, and we’d love to share them with you.
Life is too short to be emotionally drained. There is work to be done for the cause of Christ and the devil knows if he can keep us emotionally drained we will not accomplish the work God has for us to do. Let’s not be ignorant of his devices and remember to keep our thoughts on Christ.
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