Aloha! I speak to a lot of people who are excited about their goals, who want support, as well as a lot of people who are frustrated with things that are going on in their lives and they’re trying to figure it all out and want that support. With all that energy coming at me in different directions I was feeling really depleted and I thought this was a really good lesson to share..
A few weeks ago I was talking with a friend about introverts and extroverts and what that means. I had always considered myself an extrovert being a vocalist and musician by trade. I was used to being on stage, so wouldn’t that mean I was an extrovert? But with further reflection I realized that it isn’t necessarily what you put out there into the world, but it’s how you recharge yourself.
I love serving and helping people and I have a great time doing that work. But with all types of energy coming at me all the time, whether at events or through working with people, at the end of it, I’m just done. Some of my friends might notice toward the end of the week when they’re talking about going to dinner and feeling excited, I’m feeling differently. “I love you, but I need to be alone in my room.” That’s an introvert, where I recharge my batteries by being alone. It’s a requirement. If I don’t have that, I’m not very friendly. Extroverts, on the other hand get their energy from being around people. That’s how they recharge.
Do you know what you need to recharge your energy?
Do you need to take that time for yourself? Feel smothered when you’re around lot of people for an extended period of time? We could even take it further. Who are you surrounding yourself with and are they people that you want to emulate? Do you want them to be a part of your inner circle? Or maybe you have some negative people in your family, people that you love and respect but who don’t understand and question you a lot. Chances are they’re coming from a different space. If you want that support and camaraderie, then surround yourself with people who are doing what you want to be doing and be mindful of the type of energy that you put around you. Pay Attention.
Pay attention to how you feel each and every day, when you’re around certain energies. Pay attention to how you feel when you are around a crowd of people versus when you’re alone. Which energizes you and which depletes you?Do you honor that in yourself? Take the time that you need for yourself. You’re going to be much better off in the long run if you protect your energy to serve yourself and the world around you.
You can’t be the best version of yourself if you are putting yourself last.
So figure out how to best recharge and then protect your energy and if I can help you in any way, please contact me. I hope that inspires you today. Have a great day!