Energizers vs. Drainers

We are all busy.  Running from this to that to the next.  It’s just the pace of life these days.  While a lot of that busyness is necessary and enjoyable, it also is a drain on our energy.  We only have so much energy and we need to make sure we spending the majority time, or at least our discretionary time, on activities that energize us and not drain us.


Below are two lists, the first a list of “energizers” and the second a list of “drainers”.  While sometimes “drainers” cannot be avoided and are a necessary part of life, we can look for healthy ways to reduce or eliminate them.  When we look for opportunities to do more on the “energizers” list, we find ourselves feeling more positive, enthusiastic and hopeful.


Things That Energize Me

  • Hanging out with people who inspire me
  • Loving my children
  • Teaching
  • Reading books
  • Developing ideas
  • Exercise
  • Hobbies I Enjoy


Things That Drain Me

  • Clutter or messy environments
  • Skipping breakfast
  • Making Mountains out of Molehills
  • Not drinking enough water
  • Computer glitches or technology problems
  • Negative or Self-absorbed People


What is on your list?



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