Are These 4 Things Draining Your Energy and Putting a Lid on Your Holistic Biz?

Think about your energy throughout the day.  Do you tend to get drained during the day or are you filled with energy? If you are struggling with feeling drained you are putting a lid on your Holistic Business in a few different ways

==>You won’t have the energy to do all that you need to do to grow your Holistic Business

==>You won’t energetically attract your ideal clients.  When your energy is clear and vibrant you will attract those clients you are divinely meant to be of service to.

 Your energy level is giving you clear feedback about how you are living your life.  Your low energy is signaling that changes need to be made.  These changes fall under 4 categories: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

1. Physical Changes– This is the most common area people think of when they have low energy.  They think–“Oh there must be something wrong physically.”

Check the following:

Are you getting enough sleep? Are you exercising enough?

How is your diet? Are you eating too much sugar or caffeine.  Do you need to cut out gluten?  Do you have food sensitivities that are draining your energy?

Do you have a depression that is affecting you physically? This can lower your energy and make you feel apathetic.  The root of many depressions is that you are putting a lid on your true Spirit and not taking action on its dreams.

What is happening with your hormone levels?  When your hormone levels are out of balance this can dramatically affect your energy.  Seek a Holistic Health Practitioner who specializes in hormone testing and natural hormone support.

Are your adrenals depleted or do you have low thyroid?  Check with your naturopathic practitioner about this.

TIP: One naturopathic physician I spoke with said that everyone should be on some type of herbal adrenal support because of the high stress levels of our daily lives.

If you are taking good care of yourself on the physical level and you STILL lack energy–look at the following categories for possible causes.

2. Mental ChangesWhat are you saying to yourself throughout the day?  Are you judging yourself and putting pressure on yourself to be perfect?  This will drain your energy very quickly.

Do you have negative thoughts about your future? Stifling any thoughts of pursuing or having your dreams?  This will drain you.

Do you focus on what isn’t working in your life and business–or all of the things you are grateful for?  How you focus your mental energy will affect your energy.  So it is important to check when your energy is low–ask yourself “Are my negative thoughts draining me?”

TIP: Lighten up on yourself, pursue your dreams and focus on what is going right in your life and your Holistic Business to help lift your energy.

3. Emotional Changes- How do you respond to your emotions during the day?  Do you welcome your emotions as information and feedback; attending to and learning from them?  Or do you suppress your emotions? If you have a back log of unexpressed emotions this can drain your energy.

Do you let your emotions take over by over-reacting to situations, which end up draining you?  How you respond to your emotions will affect your energy level.  If you find you have a lot of suppression of your emotions or over-reactivity going on it may be a signal that some deeper healing is needed for you.

 TIP: Learning to take responsibility for your own feelings–opening up to them and learning from them will help you increase your energy level. Check in and see if you may need to reach out for support from a Holistic Therapist or Holistic Coach to do deeper level healing.

4. Spiritual- Do you feel spiritual support around you or are you trying to do everything on your own?  We are spiritual beings living in human bodies.  Our essential selves are Spiritual and we are a part of the Spiritual world-we aren’t separate.

TIP: If you try to do it all on your own it is like being a light bulb trying to light up without a connection to an energy source.  You will tend to run out of energy and feel depleted.  Plug into the larger Source of your spiritual connection and this will give you an infusion of energy and inspiration.  Whatever your spiritual beliefs are-find ways to strengthen this connection and open up to this support.

The following are other things that can drain your energy:
*Having unfinished projects at your office or home
*Lots of clutter
*Trying to do too much
*Rushing and multi-tasking, which increases production of stress hormones
*Negative people in your life
*Unresolved conflict with someone
*Stalling on making an important decision in your life
*Ignoring your intuition

One of the key elements in transforming your life and your Holistic Business is to eliminate your energy drains and then increase the things in your life that give you energy.

Take action today to eliminate the things that are draining you–and open up to more vibrancy and aliveness therefore attracting the amazing clients you are meant to be of service to!

I would LOVE to hear from you. Please share below one thing from the above list that you are going to take action on to lift YOUR energy!

7 Responses to Are These 4 Things Draining Your Energy and Putting a Lid on Your Holistic Biz?
  1. Leaf
    October 14, 2012 | 11:47 pm

    Shelley, thank you so much for this list and these tips. Almost every item I can apply to and for me. Thanks for alerting me to all these drainers, and especially the last set – when I feel I can’t light up/lighten up, it helps so much to be reminded that I’m still the light bulb I believed I was, albeit a bulb that’s dimming due to being just temporarily discharged and disconnected, so needs to reconnect. Lovely image to help get straight to reconnecting !

  2. Sunrise Guided Visualizations
    June 16, 2014 | 9:12 am

    For myself and others, I often recommend avoiding negative, toxic people. They have chosen their anger and their misery, and I don’t need to be affected by it. Thank you!

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  5. Marissa
    November 9, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    Thank you Shelley for so beautifully pointing out these daily draining activities! You have alerted me to a couple that I am experiencing right now and am excited to shift the energy, make the change and lift that lid! I love receiving your guidance, you are so loving, kind, wise and powerful. Marissa xo

  6. Mary Elliott
    July 31, 2016 | 8:59 pm

    I can’t believe how much energy I have since I’ve made the decision to move and talked to my boyfriend Richard about it, instead of postponing for the “right time.”

  7. Candace
    August 17, 2016 | 10:23 pm

    I’m taking action on the tip you gave in #4. Lately, I’ve been running my business wearing so many hats and omg talk about drain city. What good am I in my service work AND life if I resist opening up to the support and stronger connections from a larger Source? I welcome and allow all positive forms of spiritual support so my light will continue to shine along with family, friends, and clients.

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