If protecting your energy is something you’ve been struggling with, you might be making these common mistakes.
Many people make them when trying to protect their energy, and it’s robbing them of the very thing they’re trying to preserve.
But the good news is, there is a solution.
By understanding the three biggest mistakes people make when trying to protect their energy and learning how to take personal responsibility, you can finally break free from the cycle of exhaustion and overwhelm.
So let’s dive into these mistakes (originally from Episode 218 of the How To Protect Your Energy series) and how to overcome them, so you can start feeling more energized, fulfilled, and peaceful in your daily life.
Why Protecting Your Energy Is More Important Than Ever
First, we need to address the misconception that outside forces are the root cause of our lack of energy.
Many of us believe that if only certain things would change – our workload, our relationships, our circumstances – then we would finally be able to feel better.
But the truth is, our energy levels are largely determined by our internal state, and it’s up to us to take responsibility for creating the life we want.
That means taking a full frontal living approach, which encompasses our physical, emotional, and environmental relationships, and understanding that personal responsibility is the foundation of it all.
By drawing a circle around ourselves and recognizing that everything within it is our responsibility, we can begin to take control of our energy levels and start making changes that will support our well-being.
The Neglected Key To Living A Fulfilling Life: Protecting Your Energy
Secondly, we need to debunk the myth that productivity and time management are the keys to more energy.
Many of us fall into the trap of trying to cram more into our already packed schedules, thinking that being more productive or having the perfect system will give us the energy boost we need.
But the reality is, it’s often not about managing our time better, but rather stripping away the unnecessary tasks and responsibilities that are draining us.
This means taking a hard look at what we’re committed to and where we’re creating chaos in our lives, and learning to say no to things that don’t serve us. By simplifying our lives and focusing on what truly matters, we can create more space for rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation.
Finally, we need to address the destructive habit of worrying and focusing on problems as a way to fix them. Many of us believe that if we just worry enough, we’ll be able to solve our problems and feel better.
But the truth is, worry is a huge energy drain and often creates more problems than it solves. Instead, we need to focus on what we can control and take responsibility for, and let go of the worry and anxiety that is holding us back.
By adopting a proactive, solution-focused mindset, we can start to shift our energy towards positive outcomes and create the life we truly desire.
So if you’re tired of feeling drained, overwhelmed, and stuck in a cycle of exhaustion, it’s time to take action. By understanding these three mistakes and taking responsibility for your energy levels, you can break free from the cycle of negativity and start living a more energized, fulfilled life.
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In this article, you will learn actionable steps to protect and boost your energy levels by taking personal responsibility and creating a more intentional relationship with yourself, your emotions, and your environment.
Here are the key action points:
- Take radical personal responsibility for your physical, emotional, and environmental well-being. Draw a circle outside your feet and take responsibility for everything inside that circle.
- Avoid the mistake of thinking that productivity or time management will automatically give you more energy. Instead, focus on what you can remove, delegate or let go of from your daily routine.
- Stop worrying and focusing on the problem as a way to fix the problem. Worry drains your energy and shifts your focus away from what you can take responsibility for and change.
- Shift your normal state of being from chaos to calm. Recognize where you create chaos in your life and intentionally create more calm and regulate your nervous system.
- Take the Energy Audit program to clear space, create more calm, and regulate your nervous system. Learn more about the different elements of physical, emotional, and environmental relationships to achieve the outcomes that you want.
- Create a life that you feel more grounded, fulfilled, and peaceful, so you can do more of what you love, instead of living by the story of when-then or crashing into vacation after you’re practically burnt yourself out.
If You Prefer Watching, Here’s The Video About 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid When Protecting Your Energy
Mistake 1: Focusing on External Forces
Are you feeling drained, overwhelmed, and lacking energy? Are you constantly blaming external forces for your current state of being? It’s time to shift your focus from external factors to internal ones. In this section, we’ll explore the common mistake of focusing on external forces and how to take personal responsibility for creating the life you want.
Explanation of How External Forces Can’t be Controlled
External forces are any factors outside of your control, such as the actions of others, natural disasters, or global events. These forces can be unpredictable and can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety. Focusing on external forces can lead to a sense of helplessness and drain your energy. It’s important to understand that you can’t control external factors, but you can control your response to them.
The Importance of Personal Responsibility in Creating the Life You Want And Protecting Your Energy
Taking personal responsibility for your life means acknowledging that you have control over your thoughts, emotions, and actions. It means understanding that you are responsible for creating the life you want. By taking personal responsibility, you can shift your focus from external factors to internal ones, which can help you feel more empowered and in control.
The Serenity Prayer and Taking Responsibility for Changing What Can be Changed
The Serenity Prayer is a powerful tool for taking personal responsibility. It goes, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” By focusing on what can be changed and taking action, you can improve your circumstances and increase your energy.
Examples of Taking Responsibility for Better Physical Health:
If you want better physical health, you need to make yourself a priority. This means making healthy eating and regular exercise a priority, instead of making excuses that you don’t have time. It’s about taking back control of your time and focusing on the things that will support your overall well-being. By taking responsibility for your physical health, you can increase your energy and improve your quality of life.
Mistake 2: Thinking time management is the solution to protecting your energy
Many people believe that time management, productivity hacks, and systems are the solution to their lack of energy, but this is a misconception. The truth is that no matter how organized and productive you are, these things won’t give you more energy.
Why Over-functioning and Overcommitting Lead To Burnout And Deplete Your Energy
In fact, many people who focus on productivity are already over-functioning and doing more than they need to in a day. Instead of trying to cram more things into your day, it’s important to look at what you need to strip out of your day. You need to let go of unnecessary tasks and delegate or delete them.
The Calm After The Chaos: How Removing Unnecessary Tasks Can Restore Your Energy
It’s essential to get comfortable with calm and create more space in your life. Many people feel uncomfortable in the calm and are more at ease in chaos. But when you try to stop worrying and create calm, you might feel anxious. However, removing unnecessary tasks and focusing on what’s truly important can help you achieve a sense of calm and balance in your life. It’s about letting go of the things that don’t serve you and focusing on the things that do.
Mistake 3: Focusing on the Problem as the Solution
The Dangers Of Obsessively Focusing On Your Problems
One of the biggest mistakes people make when trying to protect their energy is worrying and focusing on the problem as a way to solve it. This is a harmful approach that drains your energy, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated. The more you worry, the more you focus on the problem, and the more energy you lose. Worry is often how we have been taught to be responsible about handling things, but it’s not a solution. In fact, worry is like praying for the things you don’t want.
Shifting Your Focus to Taking Responsibility Will Empower You
Instead of worrying, you need to shift your focus to what you can do and take responsibility for it. This means asking yourself, “What can I be responsible for?” and taking action towards it. It’s about looking for solutions, not problems. Personal responsibility is about creating the life you want, and that starts with taking responsibility for your own actions and decisions.
From Worry To Action: My Personal Journey To Letting Go Of Money Worries And Reclaiming My Energy
To illustrate the point, Lisa shares a personal example of how she used to spend a tremendous amount of time and energy worrying about her debt and financial situation. She realized that her problem was not having a problem with money, but rather focusing on worrying about it. She learned to stop worrying and start taking responsibility for her finances by automating her bills and using the snowball method to pay off her credit cards. She stopped focusing on the problem and started focusing on the solutions.
Taking Action To Protect Your Energy
Don’t forget to join the waitlist for the upcoming energy audit program that will help you create a life full of calm and fulfillment. The program will focus on improving your physical, emotional, and environmental relationships by teaching you how to regulate your nervous system and remove unnecessary chaos from your life. By doing so, you can feel more grounded and fulfilled, able to enjoy what you love without burnout or overwhelm.
Remember to leave a rating and review or comment on the episode and engage with the community. Thank you for tuning in, and I hope this episode has provided you with valuable insights and strategies to protect your energy and live a fulfilling life. Goodbye!
- Take personal responsibility for creating the life you want and focus on what you can control
- Strip out unnecessary tasks and delegate or delete them to create more space in your day
- Get comfortable with calm and recognize that worry is not the solution to fixing problems
- Shift focus to what can be done and take responsibility for it
- Identify areas where you are creating chaos in your life and work on regulating your nervous system to feel more calm
Next Steps On Your Energy Journey
Join the waitlist for the energy audit program to learn more about improving physical, emotional, and environmental relationships – https://lisacarpenter.ca/energy