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Just published: Martha Treat #188
What is Stealing Your Energy?
If my energy is low and less than vibrant I might ask myself, what is stealing my energy?
A project I have been procrastinating about and unwilling to complete? A conversation I had that didn’t go well? A judgment I have about a situation I am not willing to let go? A drawer, closet, room or even a garage or basement where things have collected that I have forgotten I owned? Or maybe it’s a tiny little thing I said I would do for myself that I keep putting off thinking other things are more important? Or perhaps there are needed responses to texts that are so far back they are not in view when scrolling?
With clients I will often ask this question during a follow-up review when they mention feeling overwhelmed or distracted: “What is the action most occupying your attention that if finished would relax the tension?” Each time their response is clear and immediate. And we begin with completing that next step. Without exception the movement of that one incomplete releases the overwhelm and their energy is restored.
What might be stealing your energy? Ready to get it back?
1. If you notice any overwhelm, ask what is most stealing your energy? Do that first.
2. Watch what gives you energy in your life and do more of it.
3. Try even the tiniest of movement when you get distracted and release your focus back to the present moment.
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Treat #183 Creating New Doing Paths
Treat #182 A Habit Worth Quitting
Treat #181 Eclipse of Action
Treat #180 Forgive Me for Multitasking
Treat #179 What are You Looking At?
Treat #178 Are you Squishing Snails?
Treat #177 Relaxing the Grip
Treat #176 All the Time in the World
Treat #175 When is Enough . . . Enough
Treat #174 Engaging Yourself to Completion
Treat #173 A Kink in the Works
Treat #172 What's Stopping You?
Treat #171 All of Ours to Do
Treat #170 Attitude Adjustment
Treat #169 IN Consciousness
Treat #168 Completing Past our Reactions
Treat #167 Keep Your Dog Leash
Treat #166 The Essential Piece
Treat #165 Day is Done
Treat #164 Do-Nothing Time
Treat #163 Curbside Calm
Treat #162 Pile-Up
Treat #161 Gentle Doing
Treat #160 Freedom in the Discipline
Treat #159 Finding New Routes
Treat #158 Keeping the Awe Alive
Treat #157 "Finishiative"
Treat #156 The Exquisite Sound of the Moment
Treat #155 Up-to-the-minute
Treat #154 Uninviting Interruptions
Treat #153 What's bugging you
Treat #152 Competing Attention
Treat #151 Our Inner Awareness
Treat #150 Spontaneously Fresh and Alive
Treat #149 Without the Push
Treat #148 100% With...
Treat #147 Are You Signaling?
Treat #146 What is Pulling on Your Attention?
Treat #145 Gathering Ourselves Out of Overwhelm
Treat #144 Wonderings – Another Kind of Incomplete
Treat #143 Asking – A New Form of Delegating
Treat #142 Split Attention Payback
Treat #141 Getting All the Way In To Doing
Treat #140 Willingness to Look
Treat #139 Follow Yourself Around
Treat #138 A New Kind of Flow