Here’s a conversation that exemplifies energy depletion:
I was listening to someone the other day tell me how awful their job was. And how she suffered from energy depletion. She went on and on (and on) about how terrible her job was.
So I asked her. “What’s good about it?”
“Nothing!” she asserted.
“Does it pay you?” I asked.
“Do you like getting that pay?”
She could tell I was going somewhere with my questioning and gave me a suspicious look.
“Yeah, I like the pay.”
“How about benefits? Does it give you benefits?”
She gave me a begrudging nod.
“Bet you could come up with 5 more things you like about your job too, if you worked at it.”
“Why would I bother doing that?” she asked.
That led to a longer conversation and the acquisition of a new client, which was great. But, basically, what I told her was this: the brain is predisposed to look for what doesn’t work. That was necessary in the jungle in order to anticipate problems.
How To Avoid Energy Depletion
Nowadays, however, having energy is our most important commodity. Looking for what works gives us energy. Focusing on what isn’t working is a sure recipe for energy depletion.
So if you want a great way to top up your energy, flip the game board on something you’ve been negative about and actively LOOK for what you like. This has the power to flip any energy depletion you may be suffering from. And changing your energy will make you feel powerful and in charge.
Try it. Having energy is crucial to creating your life, especially your BEST LIFE. Learning to change the habits of energy depletion is something we all can do, just by changing our focus!