What nourishes or depletes your energy? It’s important to know what to focus on in order to protect your energy, since it influences everything around you, including your overall health. This is because there are energy givers, which boost and uplift our spirits, and energy takers, which drain and exhaust us.

Energy givers are things that make us feel good, and can include anything from spending time with loved ones and practicing self-care, to sunlight, exercise and making healthy food choices. Other energy givers are:

  • Music and art
  • Fresh air
  • Deep breaths
  • Creativity
  • Water
  • People and places with positive energy
Energy takers, on the other hand, are people or situations that drain your energy, leaving you depleted. They can be anything from a toxic relationship and people pleasing to a stressful job, or negative self-talk. Other energy takers are:

  • Too much screen time
  • Dehydration and too much time indoors
  • Clutter and mess
  • Junk food
  • Not enough sleep
  • Taking on too much
Managing your energy level effectively is possible, if you take the necessary steps like surrounding yourself with positive and supportive people, setting boundaries with energy takers and maintaining a positive mindset. By making small changes to your lifestyle and habits, you can reduce the impact of energy takers and cultivate more energy-giving habits to continue living your happiest and healthiest life.

How to Protect Your Energy