A while ago, I wrote a little blog about people who are energy drains (you can find it here)
In it I wrote:
“There are people in this world who leave you feeling totally depleted. Not even after a day of intense arguing about something, but instantly. The second you see them, you feel your energy drain from your body and mind.”
This week I was reminded that people can even drain your energy when they aren’t even in the same room. I mean, I haven’t spoken to family in years and yet I have times where just the thought of them can just make me feel physically sick with exhaustion.
It is important in those moments to take a step back and lean into self-care. Take a break, make some time to reconnect with yourself and get those thoughts and memories under control. Sometimes that looks like watching a sad movie so you can cry the pain out of yourself. Sometimes it means taking a walk in the forest and reconnecting with nature. Sometimes it is a nap, a call to a friend or a trip to the gym. Sometimes, it is all of the above.
Whatever you feel like in the moment, listen to your gut and look after yourself.