5 easy steps to become more aware of what is worth your energy


1. Distinguish between areas of concern and influence

Author Stephen Covey's concept of the two circles, the circle of influence where we can make changes and the circle of concern where we can't, teaches us to distinguish between what we can control and what we can't, illustrated by a personal story of a stolen car in Bali.

2. Safeguard your personal energy

Maintain your energy levels and well-being by practicing mindfulness, surrounding yourself with positivity, following a balanced lifestyle, and exploring practices like Reiki, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and classes like "Duality" by Jeffrey Allen on Mindvalley to enhance your energy control and spiritual connection.

3. Conduct a daily (or periodic) check-in on your emotions and priorities

To prevent minor issues from draining your energy, practice self-awareness and prioritize what truly matters by acknowledging your emotions, assessing the issue's significance, and refocusing on your main goals, with the added benefit of enhancing psychological well-being through daily reflection, as suggested by a 2019 study from the National Library of Medicine.

4. Foster emotional resilience

Building resilience involves facing challenges head-on, maintaining a supportive social circle, managing stress effectively, seeking assistance when needed, and engaging in daily practices like meditation to enhance emotional strength and stability, akin to how a tree's strong roots and flexibility help it weather a storm.

5. Reevaluate and redefine your purpose

Taking time to reflect on your life's big goals, ensuring alignment with core values, evaluating your activities and relationships, and being open to shifting directions when necessary can lead to liberation and renewed energy by avoiding the exhaustion of pursuing irrelevant objectives.

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