Boost Your Energy and Vitality with Mindfulness

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If you need two cups of coffee to get out of bed in the morning, it’s definitely time for a change! 

If you’re feeling a nagging lack of energy, it’s important you find the reason(s) for it and make the necessary lifestyle adjustments.

Why? Because lacking the proper fuel, strategies and habits that you need for healthy energy levels - leaves your body feeling weak, lethargic, and unmotivated.

And obviously, you’re way more likely to set goals and follow through with them if you have more energy, so knowing what gives you that source of vitality is key to success.

This is what you're gonna get in this article:

Here are 3 facts about you, your vitality and your life:

Fact 1 - Your energy level has a major impact on your life every day.

  • When you’re tired or burnt-out - how effective are you at what you want to do? How enjoyable is your life?
  • How about when you’re full of energy - how are your focus, creativity, productivity, fun, happiness, love...? How much more value do you deliver to others?

Fact 2: Many people go through life too tired to enjoy life...

  • They hit the clock’s snooze button five times before getting out of bed, needing coffee to wake up, spend most of the day glued to screens, finally to arrive home exhausted.
  • While others jump out of bed, excited, and ready to rock & roll even before their alarm, they spend their day doing energizing activities, and know how to handle the natural dips in energy throughout the day, finally to arrive to bed tired but fulfilled. 

Fact 3: In most cases, your energy level is influenced by your actions.

  • Physically: How you sleep, how and what you eat and drink, how you move your body, how you breathe...
  • Mentally and Emotionally: Worries, anxieties, doubts and ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) lower your energy level, while joy, happiness, excitement, hope and positive thoughts increase your energy and vitality.

There are two powerful tools you can use to control ALL of the actions above, so you can boost your energy and vitality... Every. Single. Day.

Interested? Then let’s begin with the...

Four Principles for Energy Management

Principle 1: What You Put In is What You Get Out

Therefore, getting the best results means giving your 100% in each moment.

BUT… your “100%” changes based on the energy you can access.

Just like a rechargeable battery.

If your battery is never above half-full, you can only access 50% of your battery's potential. But if you can charge the battery to a higher level, you have up to twice as much to give!

Most people go through life with a battery that is rarely more than half full.

But it doesn't have to be you.

Principle 2: Your Energy Level is Dynamic, and in Your Control

The biggest reason why people don’t have their battery completely charged is a lack of awareness.

You live with the amount of energy that you got used to.
If you wake up feeling exhausted every day, you probably believe “this is the way it is.”

But the energy level you’re used to isn’t fixed!
It’s simply a result of your physical actions and habits, your recurring thoughts, and your dominant emotions.

So, the first tool you can use to control your actions and as a result boost your energy and vitality starts by becoming aware of your daily actions, thoughts and emotions.

This first tool is called: Mindfulness.

To become more mindful, you must constantly ask yourself two questions:

  1. What increases my energy?
  2. What depletes my energy?

When you commit to answer these questions constantly over a couple of days you get clear insights and... solutions:

  • Some things charge your "battery". 
    Do more of these things!
  • Other things drain your "battery". 
    Do less of these!

Principle 3: Mindfulness Directly Boosts Your Energy and Vitality

How do you know what brings you up, and what brings you down?

Obviously, some experiences are easy to spot... like feeling light and energetic after dancing or an uplifting conversation or feeling tired and lethargic after eating a heavy meal or a restless night.

This type of awareness is a great starting point.

But it’s quite superficial, as you focus on the strongest highs and lows in your energy levels... and then it's usually too late to change (if you want to come out from a low energy level).

However, with a bit of practice, using Mindfulness practices and meditations - you will increase your awareness and be able to release energy blocks the moment they occur, and tap into hidden energy resources in your body.

Mindfulness is a powerful tool that most people either don’t know about, or they know about... but don't use regularly, or... they use it incorrectly, so they don’t get the tremendous benefits of the practice.

In our new Introduction to Mindfulness program, you learn everything you need to know about mindfulness - the right way.

The program gives you the right mindset and right “how-to” instructions. But most importantly, it includes 14 mindfulness practices that take a few minutes to practice, but they instil mindfulness in everything you do in your daily life.

Principle 4: Energy Shifts in Cycles

Over any period of time, your energy naturally shifts up and down:

Hourly: Your energy hits highs and lows during the day.
Use mindfulness to notice the moment your energy dips - so you can recharge.

Daily: Your energy fluctuates regularly throughout the day (e.g. it might peak in the morning, dip mid-day, come back in the afternoon and decrease in the evening).
Use mindfulness to notice these daily patterns, and plan your activities accordingly.

Periodically: Your energy shifts constantly as the weather changes, new events taking place in your life, and in direct response your behavior, thoughts and emotions.
When you regularly practice mindfulness, you reach a point of equanimity - where you are not disturbed anymore by external or internal experiences that otherwise would have drained your "battery".


How to Use Mindfulness to Manage Your Energy

  • Become Aware
    Take time to honestly assess your current state.
    What energizes you? What depletes your energy?
  • Pay Attention
    Become aware of your energy, and the physical sensations of your body throughout the day.
    Doing this helps you notice when your energy shifts, and identify what might be creating those shifts (and what you can do to handle it).
  • Have Fun Experimenting
    In order to figure out what works best for you, you have to be open-minded to new ideas. Playfully experiment with different movements, foods, breathing techniques and other activities and notice how they affect your energy level - up or down - then keep what works and keep exploring.
  • Join the Introduction to Mindfulness Program
    It gives you everything you need to develop a deep understanding and a state of mindfulness and equanimity in everyday life.
    Within days of following the program, you will see a major shift in your energy, vitality, joy and well-being.

How to Develop a Vitality Mindset... FAST!

As we mentioned at the beginning of the article, there are two powerful tools you can use to boost your energy and vitality... Every. Single. Day.

We spent a lot of time about the first tool - mindfulness, but we didn't forget the second tool...

Often one of the biggest reasons for having low energy and vitality is what Cognitive Behavioral psychologists call 'ANTs' - Automatic Negative Thoughts.

When thoughts like “I’m tired”, “I’m exhausted”, “If I continue this way, I will get a burnout”, “I am too old for this” repeatedly plays in your subconscious - you are draining your battery faster than any other way.

And if you recognize that ANTs deplete your "battery"... it's time to develop a mindset that would recharge your "battery" and boost your vitality...

This is your the second tool...

Positive Affirmations for Vitality

We wrote a lot about positive affirmations in other blog posts, but to be short and to the point... Using the RIGHT positive affirmations, in the RIGHT way eliminates your Automatic Negative Thoughts and replace them with positive, empowering and supportive thoughts.

We created a set of 100 positive affirmations for vitality, which counter these ANTs and reprogram your subconscious for high energy and total vitality.

When you use these affirmations every day - you will notice how your "battery" recharges quicker and to a higher level... within days.

Please take a moment, and let us know in the comment box below what drains your energy and what boosts your energy... 

We respond to every comment.

Live fully, stay awesome…

Vered & Nisandeh Neta

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  • Frank Verberne says:

    These things boost my energy (amongst other things):
    – a good night sleep
    – a nice hot bath
    – learning new things
    – spending time with good friends
    – listening to music (“I got a feeling” for instance)

    These things drain my energy:
    – watching the news (only watching Corona related news that’s relevant for my work field)
    – spending time with complaining, negative minded people
    – doing my taxes
    – making decisions when there are too many options

    • Vered Neta says:

      Great to have you back with us Frank and thanks for your valuable contribution.

      Curious to know what you do to avoid those things that drain your energy?

  • What drains my energy is the lack of connecting. People are often talking about themselves, or projecting their emotions and ideas.

    Listening is something to learn I think.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you for your wonderful input Marianne.

      I totally agree with you that Listening is an art and a skill that many should learn how to do.
      Curious to know what boosts your energy?

  • Tracey Wright says:

    What drains my energy? Unpleasant thoughts, other people’s anger, not setting enough time aside for rest, to do list too long, trying to help people who won’t help themselves..

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this valuable input Tracey. Curious to know what boosts your energy?

      Did you know that numerous research proves that when you start practicing Mindfulness unpleasant thoughts have less impact on you?

      It shows that people who practice Mindfulness on a daily basis not only unpleasant thought have less power on them, but they are able to turn them into powerful and supporting thoughts… Give it a try…

  • Anita van Hooijdonk says:

    Boost: taking a walk, calling a friend, cleaning a part of the house, fresh flowers, yoga practise

    Depletes energy: too long behind the computer not making progress, doubting what to do, people cancelling appointments, not cleaning the kitchen etc

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Anita for this valuable contribution to this discussion. I can recognise so many items on both of your lists.

      Did you know that when you work with Mindfulness at your computer you’ll be able to notice when your energy is dropping before it becomes too much and thus take a break & do one of the items that boost your energy…

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your great input Heike.

      Definitely when we have “too much on our plate“ it would drain our energy.

      Curious to know what boosts your energy?

  • Peter Van Aerschot says:

    Te veel in het mentale verblijven – mentale overprikkeling leidt tot energieverlies – pauzes met rust en ontspanning of meditatiemomenten herladen dan weer op … doch het is niet evident om de lichamelijke grens te overschrijden bij langdurig mentale inspanningen.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you, Peter, for your input.
      However, for next times, please write your comments in English, as this is an international community and we would all want to benefit from your input and to respond.
      Feel free to use Google Translator to translate your thoughts from your language to English, if you prefer.

  • Alma Thoen says:

    Boosting my energy:
    + walking in nature
    + meditate
    + listen to music
    + sing out loud
    +share with good friends
    + playing ( Ball) games with kids

    Draining my energy:
    – Having ANTS (can not do this, stupid, worthless)
    – Being on the laptop all day and not moving
    – eat heavy meals ( when stressed
    – worrying instead of sleeping.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this wonderful contribution Alma. So many items on your list are recognisable.

      Just a small tip, if I may… One of the ways to change your ANTs is using Positive Affirmations on the specific topic that they tend to show up.

  • What drains my energy is information overload on internet.

    What boosts my energy is walk strongly in the woods!

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Edwin for this valuable input.

      Overload of information is definitely on the top reason of energy drainage… but also it depends what information you consume…
      Thanks for highlighting this issue

  • Anne van Balen says:

    Nagging people drain my energy

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your contribution Anne.

      What boosts your energy curious to know…

  • What boost my energy is: working out, leading professionals and give fantastic events/workshops.

    What drains my energy is: administrative work I have to do ;-), family who judge and condemn me and people who damage my confidence and who lack integrity.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your great comment Alexander.

      When practicing Mindfulness even the most boring chores and irritating ones can become an energizing process… It gets you into equanimity, which, among other things, boost your energy

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your contribution Annelotte.

      Curious to hear what scares you in saying NO to those things you don’t want to do.
      Our Self-Esteem course deals with increasing our ability to be confident and breakthrough those things that we’re afraid of doing.

  • Marjolein Kalter says:

    Drains: people just telling.
    Feeds: a simple sentence in nature

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Marjolein for your contribution.

      Would be great to know more about what you wrote. What do you mean by people just talking… do you mean “small-talk” or gossip or talking without listening to the other person.
      What really drains your energy when you’re with people

  • Marjo Engbers says:

    Hello Vered and Nisandeh,

    What boosts my energy is gardening. (and I also get rest in my Head! Very important) And listen to music, take a walk (with my husband) spent time with my kids.

    What drains my energy are my ANTs. Worries About my daughter, my work is also a big thing: something always goes wrong (in my opinion) so I lie awake in the night…

    Greetings, Marjo Engbers.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this wonderful and honest comment Marjo.

      I LOVE working in the garden and though sometimes it’s tough it always energizes me, so I can totally connect to what you wrote.

      As for your ANT’s – try our positive affirmations to boost your positive automatic thoughts and gain more energy

  • My energy levels rise when I have time to regularly workout and rest and feed myself with real food (like nature provides, not the man-made shit).

    My energy levels drop when I eat too much and healthy, go to bed way too late and when I am surrounded by people that only complain about everything.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Rob for this valuable input.

      Curious to know what workouts do you do that energizes you?

  • Dee Verheij says:

    The workshops you offered in the last 6 months, I followed most of them. That gave me the awareness that I had to come off my lazy behind and do something about my diabetes. I took charge,followed a webinar of a authority on diabetes and weight loss.
    I ate healthy before except for the carbs. Leaving them out led to more energy, a bright outlook on life and 10 kgs weight loss. And I keep following that road.

    I sleep like a log, am taking singing lessons, inscribed to study for a new career, picked up my painting and further decluttered my house. I bought a book on mindfulness to make sure I keep enjoying life on the path I have chosen.
    I’m becoming the person that I always was and that I always liked. I thank you for helping me do that…

    • Vered Neta says:

      This is so wonderful to read Dee. No doubt food is one of teh biggest sources of either consuming our energy and vitality or energizing us.
      Keep up the great work

  • My energy gets a boost when I’m able to help people who were unable to help themselves.

    It will be drained after too many failing projects on a row, due to my own mistakes or mistakes by others.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your great contribution Marcel to this discussion.

      Curious to know what do you call “failed projects”? When you focus on MISTAKES it always feels as if it is a “failed project”, but when you focus on what has been learned and gained, you might call it differently and… feel differently about it

  • Ria Broere says:

    Draining energy: getting angry about things I cannot change, problems with handling my MS (multiple Sclerose).
    Energy boosters: being outside in nature, swimming, cooking

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you for your honest and open comment Maria. Sorry to hear about your MS

      Obviously it takes a lot of energy to live with such a disease, however, when you practice Mindfulness you learn to accept such things with much more grace and kindness to yourself.
      Research has shown that practicing Mindfulness on a daily basis also slows the progress of many diseases such as MS and other autoimmune diseases.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your input Valeria.

      What about your Inner Power Valeria?
      Does it boost your energy or do you overuse it and it depletes you?
      Curious to know what drains your energy?

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your wonderful contribution Claudia.
      Great to hear about your important work with people, which energizes both you and them I’m sure.

      Using Mindfulness practices could help you to let go of your mind and become an observer of it instead of letting it drain your energy.

  • Jacq Beckers says:

    Working with someone who gives me the feeling I am not safe drains mine energy.

    Go with the flow gives me energy. Just doing the things that makes me happy.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this great contribution Jacq.

  • Petra Vos says:

    What boosts my energy:
    The sun shining, the beautiful colours of autumn, being in nature, children laughing, dinner with (new to be) friends, meeting new people, learning new skills, having new experiences and a lot more.

    What drains my energy:
    My own limiting beliefs or if I think I need to achieve more than I do.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this wonderful contribution Petra.

      One of the ways to work on your limiting beliefs is using Positive Affirmations

  • Machteld Schreurs says:

    Since I work at home I feel more drained through my work and am tired after my day of work which involves lots of phoning, laptop, blue screens……

    What gives energy – Dancing before I start my day, being in nature, all the arts, being with the people I love and learning to love more and more people and things in general. ☀️

    • Vered Neta says:

      Great input Machteld, thanks for it.

      You can always use the things that energise you before starting your working day at home.

      When you use Mindfulness practices you can notice the changes in your energy earlier and take a break & use those things that energise you

  • Draining energy: getting angry about things I cannot change, Facebook, Netflix.
    Energy boosters: being outside in nature – walking or bicycling, doing with my familydoing sports, having fun with my friends, cleaning/organizing my place, decluttering space.

  • Sonja Grootes says:

    Negative energy around me drains my energy

    Slowing down, be connected with my higher self boosts my energy

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Sonja for your input. I wonder what do you do when you have negative energy around you, how do you energize yourself at such times?

  • Carine Tortelboom says:

    Stress and problems are really draining My Energy. Also working too hard is not good. I have no boundaries until My body says so.

    I get energy from good friends, Nice talks with them, a weekend holliday, sauna. Even looking at a “green” picture ( nature) can do wonders

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this honest comment Carine.
      One of the things that you can learn when practicing Mindfulness is earlier detection of when your body is reaching its limits so you don’t have to cross your boundaries.

  • Alexandra Lybaert says:

    Toxic people and lawsuits drain my energy, creating solutions and inspiring people to use them gives me energy.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this input LL. I wonder what you do to avoid toxic people?

      When using mindfulness practices even when people around you are toxic you learn how to avoid their energy and stay centered and in equanimity

  • Draining: indifference, lack of love and understanding, when it’s too noisy or dirty

    Boosting: laughter, meditation, being in nature, seeing my family happy, coaching, a wonderful conversation, being with animals (all), my relatives, cold shower, working in garden, sunshine, chi kung and yoga, giving and helping, beauty, being creative, getting a massage, a good movie or read, my sangha, an unexpected smile, growing plants, it’s endless…

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks so much for this important contribution Alexandra. So many things that boosts your energy.

      Curious to know what is the one that you found the most powerful one when your energy is drained

  • Bad energy I get from bad food, from people not being cooperative.

    I get lots of energy out of sporting outside and enjoying nature.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this great input Paul. What is “bad food” for you, curious to know..

  • The best boost of energy I get is from reaching new goals. My energy is drained by people who complain about others doing wrong en they do it themself

  • Lydia Verblackt says:

    Being in bad mood drains my energy and when I feel stress too.

    When I have a walk on the beach it drains energy but afterwards it gives me energy

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you for this contribution to the discussion Lydia.

      A small tip, if I may… When you use Mindfulness while walking you can find exactly when the walk takes away your energy and when it energizes you so you can keep the balance

  • Bernard Friedrich says:

    What boosts my energy is being in nature.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this greta input Bernard. I can totally identify with it.

      Curious to know what takes away your energy and how you deal with it

  • Jeannette van der Linde says:

    What drains are friendships with people who show a lot of negativity.

    What boost my energy is tranquility in contact with others, Being in nature

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your great input Jeannette.

      Curious to know what you do with those people who are around you that are negative

  • Cheryl Henriquez says:

    What boosts my energy is massage, walking in the nature and positive affirmations.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for the valuable input Cheryl.

      Curious to know what positive affirmations you’re using?

      • Cheryl Henriquez says:

        I possess the qualities needed to be extremely successful.

        all of life comes to me with ease joy and glory

  • What boosts my energy is to be in nature and walking/moving. And also if there is a sense of accomplishment and having a positive impact.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your great input Frank.

      I totally agree with you, being in Nature is one of the best ways to rejuvenate and gain energy.
      Curious to know what deplete your energy?

  • What drains my energy is the current situation concerning covid. In my job as a conductor I see many people who are literally scared to death and are afraid to show up on rehearsals.
    Many choral and orchestral societies will, among other reasons, probably cease to exist in the coming months.

    The prospect of losing my job and income, like so many of my colleagues already suffered, is what keeps me awake at night and wears me out during daytime.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your valuable and important contribution Rob.

      No doubt the current situation of COVID and the lockdown is a major cause for losing energy and vitality. Adding to it financial stress you can go down into a downward spiral.

      Curious to know if there is anything that right now does boost your energy?
      Using mindfulness and affirmations could get your focus more on the elements that boost your energy than those that deplete it

  • What boost my energy is to bake bread that is good for my health.

    Working in a place 8 hours with too many noise stimuli costs me too much energy.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your wonderful contribution Katheline.

      Would love to get yoru recipe for a healthy bread… Nothing like good healthy bread to cheer you up.

  • Stress, especially the things you encounter which you have no control over.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks John for your valuable input.
      Definitely stress is one of the major reasons for depleting our energy.

      However, when you practice Mindfulness you learn how to let go of the need to control things and live better with stress. Give it a chance…

      Curious to hear what DOES boost your energy

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you for your honest contribution Lucie.
      Sorry to hear that.

      Curious to know what DOES bring you energy and on what can you focus on in these times that could energize you?

  • What drains me at the moment is computer work all day (it doesn’t help even meeting are digital at the moment)

    My boost is yoga practices or some moving outside (running in the morning or walking)

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thank you for this great input Django.
      I think many people can identify with what you wrote as due to COVID many of us are much longer on the computer, whether it is for work or even social interaction.

      However, when you practice Mindfulness in daily life, you’ll be able to quickly notice DURING the time that you’re working when your energy goes down in order to take a break and find way to raise it up in order to come back to the work highly energized. That’s one of the many benefits of Mindfulness and our course

  • Sandy Schipper says:

    What boosts my energy is walking, meditating, dancing, singing, being with friends.

    What drains my energy at this moment is all marketing stuff and technical things that come with that.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your valuable input Sandy.

      Just a small tip… have a look what EXACTLY drains your energy within the marketing stuff that you need to do.
      When we put more attention we notice that some of the things that we call in general “marketing” when we break them down to smaller steps some of those steps could energize us…

      To gain more awareness to these things implementing mindfulness practices in daily life is helpful.

  • Hi Vered and Nisandeh, nothing does anymore. I am always in the best spot, with the nicest people.
    I eat what gives me most energy. I study. I work. I travel. All is fine.

    I hope you guys are doing well too. Love Merel

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your uplifting contribution Merel.

      Curious to know how you managed to eliminate any sources that drain your energy?
      Also what do you do when your energy drops down during the day or the week?

  • What drains my energy? Working too long on the computer.
    Talking about futilities.
    When one person talks very long during dinner. (e.g.: with 4 persons)

    What boosts my energy? As a storyteller I love telling stories.
    I like to coach people on presentation/storytelling.
    Inspiring conversations with my wife, friends and more.
    Being in nature with my wife: walking and looking around.

    • Vered Neta says:

      That’s awesome Hans. Thanks so much for this wonderful contribution on this topic.

      Curious to know what type of stories you like

  • Marc Schuurman says:

    What drains my energy is a disorganized house, desk or working space.
    What boosts my energy reading a good management or self help book

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this important contribution Marc.
      Boy, do I know what you’re talking about when it comes to disorganized house, desk etc… It’s just like clutter – it drains your energy and space.

      Curious to hear what a good self-help book you lately read?

  • Thinking about doing technical stuff I’m uncertain about, if I can perform, drains my energy. Like technical stuff of the website.
    Actually this goes for about anything I doubt I can do.

    Going into action immediately boosts my energy, as is interacting with people

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your valuable contribution Rob.
      So many of us lose our energy when it comes to doing things that we don’t feel confident with.

      Going into action not only boosts our energy, but also our confidence and self-esteem.

      If you want to become more aware of those moments when you lose you energy and confidence, check our Mindfulness course Rob

        • Great question, Rob…
          Affirmations and mindfulness work differently and for different purposes.

          It all starts with awareness… or mindfulness.

          When you can become more and more aware when your energy drops and when it increases… based on the slightest changes in physical sensations… then you can find the causes for your energy changes and choose consciously to do something about them… that’s what regular practice of mindfulness will give you… and why Vered recommended the Introduction to Mindfulness course as a starting point.

          If through the mindfulness practice, or through normal observation You notice that your mind is often engages in negative self talk – then Positive Affirmations is an extremely powerful tool to transform those ANTs into positive, empowering supporting thoughts.

          I hope that clarifies it, and please let us know if you have any further questions…

          • Thank you for your reply. I practice meditation in different forms for many years now which did make me aware of limiting beliefs/ thoughts.

            Changing them however, nope. Hence my question. Also I’m currently doing art of living meditation.
            Is the Affirmation program offer still valid? I only just saw it.

          • With the new information you provided Rob… yes… you’re right.
            Your next step is the affirmation program.
            Gerdy will contact you privately by email to see how we can support you…

  • Charles van Veen says:

    What drains my energy is people who I call energy vampires. They demand constant attention, for instance narcissists.

    What boosts my energy is being in contact with positive people, who live their lives fully conscious and make the best of it.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Great input Charles. Absolutely people who are energy vampires drain your energy.
      Many times they show up as friendly and supportive, but if at the end of the conversation yoru energy is drained then it’s a sign that you’ve been around a “vampire”…

      When you practice Mindfulness you will be able to notice very early when someone is draining your energy and end that connection earlier without being depleted completely.
      Give it a try…

  • Goodmorning Nisandeh and Vered. First of all thanks again for all your wonderful gifts throughout the last six months.

    What drains my energy : Overthinking, waiting for external approval, not being grounded, too much emotional turmoil, not clear planning and if plans are worked out much hustle about detail too much in the external circumstances ( outside world ) and too little internally oriented, worries about income, not brave enough yet to go for a new direction, self judging.

    What gives me energie : optimism, seeing the execution of planning as a fun way to go and adjust as I am on the way, affirmations / mantra’s, meditation ( which I do every day ), going for things that give me energy like doing the things that I like, listening to my intuition, taking risk to do those creative things in my work and the guts to bring it in too the world.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks Eric for your honest and open comment.

      So many things on your list are things that many people suffer from these days. It helps a lot when you share them as it inspire others to find ways to energize themselves. Thanks for this.

      Our Mindfulness course deals exactly with many of the items that you wrote on the list of draining your energy and helps you move to those that uplifts you. Have a look at it…

  • Ankie van Weerd says:

    If I drink alcohol my energy goes down wake up at night and in the morning it is difficult to get up.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Great observation Ankie. It’s so important to notice this things. Some things drain our energy when we do them at a certain time of the day, while give us energy when we do them at a different timing.

      Mindfulness practice helps you also to notice when you do get energy and from what

  • Giving energy: Being surrounded by the people I love, a good exercise, helping others, and doing an activity that I find exciting.

    Taking energy: ANTs, silly discussions with my girlfriend, waiting too long for something/someone.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your great contribution Jason.

      Curious to know what kind of exercise gives you energy & what activities excites you

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your wonderful contribution Monica.

      Curious to know what kind of negativity drains your energy

  • Sigrid Graber says:

    I am drained by myself… not prioritizing, addicted to distraction from important things and procrastination.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for your honest contribution Sigrid.

      Just one small tip… you’re not drained from yourself… you’re drained from certain ACTIVITIES that you DO or DON’T DO… What you DO (or don’t do) is not who YOU ARE…

      Curious to know what ACTIVITIES DO give you energy… Make more of them and see how you feel about yourself…

  • Marc Bijnens says:

    Giving: sports in the morning, good conversation

    Taking: heavy discussions with my girlfriend

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for you contribution Marc.

      Curious to know what type of sports in the morning give you energy.

      Also, when you say “heavy conversations”, do you mean arguments?

  • Eduard Bosch says:

    My energy is boosted by good food, exercise and the use of positive affitmations.

    Smoking, alcohol and negavtive thinking drains it.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for sharing this with us Eduard.

      Would love to hear what good food & exercise work for you?

  • Robert Williams says:

    The news drains my energy, so I stopped watching it and listening to it. (That does not mean I do not know what is going in the world)

    But what this amazing shift gives to your life, not been bombarded every second of every day by the news is amazing.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Totally agree with you Robert. Both Nisandeh & me have stopped consuming main stream news & papers over 25 years ago & the energy boost it gives is fantastic & gives you more time to pursue things that do energise us.

      Curious to read what energised you?

  • Giving energy: learning interesting new things

    Taking energy: negative people can sometimes drain my energy, or a to-do list which is too long and filled with items I do not like to do

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for sharing with us Nadine those things that give you energy and those that drain it.

      Curious to know what interesting new things you have learned lately that uplift you and give you energy

  • Agni Rosenbusch says:

    Sex gives me Energy, also solo sex.
    Experiencing good deep connections with people.

    • Vered Neta says:

      Thanks for this open and honest sharing Agni.

      Curious to hear what drains your energy and how do you handle it, what do you do to recover from it?

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