Feeling emotionally and physically drained? In my last post, I talked about the amazing pool of energy available to you by loving yourself. Giving yourself permission to care about your own needs and welfare is the first tool for getting back your energy. But this is not the only tool you have.
Get Energy from Your Worries
“Whaaa?! How can energy come from the stuff I’m trying to ignore?,” you may ask. There is tremendous energy that can be harnessed from the worries, anger and fears that you have inside of you right now.
Although your worries, anger and fears can drain your energy, they can also provide powerful clues as to what you really want to create in your life. Trying to ignore them or push them away can be pointless (they keep coming back, right?). Worse, trying to push them away can drain your energy even further. The key to turning an energy-drain into an energy source is to accept and learn from your worries.
One reason why worries, anger and fears keep coming back is healthy. Your body and mind are telling you that something is not right, and that what you really want is the opposite of what you are fearing. Take a second to figure out what you are worried about happening in your future. Once you have that figured out, ask yourself what the opposite of that worry is and imagine having that in your life.
Now that you have transformed your worries into a positive intention, your worries can dissipate more easily. You have given them a voice, which is what they needed all along.
Allowing the worries to dissipate frees up space in your soul, and you can now fill it with positive, empowered energy. Take that positive life you are imagining and allow yourself to embrace it, accepting that this is what you want and feeling the positive energy from the thought of creating that life. You may even get some ideas about your first steps.
Rose Rigole is a psychotherapist in private practice in West LA and Costa Mesa, California, and is currently accepting new clients. She can be reached by telephone at (424) 571-2273, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via her website at http://www.counselingsocal.com.