People can be a energy drain when they aren’t even in the same room. I haven’t spoken to family in years and yet just the thought of them can exhaust me.

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.
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Mags

Mags

Having gained experience while working for a variety of European non-profits, I am proud to now work with SwanWaters. My connection with the website is not only professional. I am glad to tap into my personal experiences to help those who are living in toxic relationships whether with parents, partners or in their professional life. We need to make the world more aware of the devastating effects of emotional abuse and help more people on their way to heal and thrive.

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    scapechi

    January 14, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    How very true! I find myself now at the weekends chilling out more and enjoying my time with my daughter. It helps me recharge. I don;t feel guilty anymore for taking time for me, as I know in the long run, my body and soul are better for it and so is the relationship with my daughter. She no longer gets a tired and grumpy mum, she gets one that is more relaxed and it helps her see that self care is very important.

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    Me-------------

    January 27, 2018 at 4:46 pm

    I absolutely agree with you. I live out of state from my family. One call can sometimes send me into panic, produce migraine headache symptoms, or make me feel as if I’ve just battled a fire, literally. Through experience, I’ve learned to text way more than talk. Seems to limit their exposure to me. And especially with my Mom, I call her on “my” time when I’m not at home; it seems I feel stronger when in the “outside” world.

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