Do you know what it’s like? You’re listless and tired? Why is that and what can you do about it? There are 7 important energy thieves who tap into our life energy.
Our brain finds energy for the production of every single thought. Therefore it is also exhausting to think and the more we think it to lose more energy we. This even applies to positive thoughts. Negative thoughts are worse, however, because they lead to negative feelings and physical tensions that also rob us of energy.
I myself am a big fan of meditation. With a little practice, the stream of thoughts during meditation becomes thinner and thinner, soon the thoughts just drip. We meditate, so we have much less thoughts than usual. That’s why meditation is so pleasant. Meditation gives us energy because our brain only needs to produce a few thoughts.
Therefore, the rule of thumb is: “The less thoughts, the more energy.” For this reason you should stop thought-producing habits, a lot of brooding or worrying. The best antidote? Mindfulness! In doing so, you focus your attention away from your thoughts on other things, such as your breath. My favorite mindfulness technique is called BELL:
Goal: Fast relaxation, works against negative feeling
BELL is an acronym. The advantage: The individual steps are easier to remember.
B = Breathing: Breathe deeply into the abdomen.
E = Ease your body: As you breathe out, drop your shoulders and briefly relax all your muscles.
L = Laugh or Smile: Smile as wide as you can – show your teeth. You don’t have to smile? Pretend! Smile always has, fake or not, a relaxing effect.
L = Life energy in the body: Focus your attention on your body energy for as long as possible. Feel into your body. Do you notice fine vibrations and tingling? That’s your body’s energy.
When? How often? You can use the technique anytime in between if you need some relaxation quickly. It’s best to repeat the sequence three times.
Every time you are in thought, you just use BELL. You’ll get out of your mind and feel good right away.