Energy = Mass x Speed of Light (in a vacuum) squared
What is energy? Intensity or vitality of action or expression.
All energy can be transformed or converted into different types of energy. Energy can also be refocused. The laws of physics state that total energy remains the same while only the type and focus changes.
It seems that people tend not to consider their energy until it is depleted. At that point, they feel frustrated that they can’t engage in things but think less about their relationship with their energy. So let’s think about it together…
Where do you direct your energy? Do you even think about it? Are you discerning? How do you decide where to invest your time and your energy?
How do you balance your energy? We live in a world that leans in the direction of multitasking. It is impossible to be fully engaged when you are multitasking. Energy is not well used and is often wasted when there is too much going on. Did you ever read an email in the flurry of your day and realize later that you misread it? I certainly have. Consider multitasking less than you do. Notice the difference in your efficiency when you carve out some time and focus on only one thing. Notice how much less energy this takes.
How do you conserve your energy? Conservation of energy is critical in order to not become depleted, overspent and crushed by exhaustion. Your energy is your currency so treat it respectfully and wisely. Manage it well and it will work better for you!
How do you restore your energy? What do you find to be restorative? What is nourishing to you? What helps you breathe deeper? How often do you make room for these things? Is it a priority for you? If not, why? How do you imagine things will change for you if you prioritize restoration in your life?
Remember, it’s your energy and if you stay conscious of it, then all of the above become your choice!
Jodi Rubin, ACSW, LCSW