(Video) What Is Draining You, What Is Feeding You?
I’ve been talking to a lot of friends and clients who are reflecting on how best to use their energy this year.
Our energy or our life force–which includes our innate gifts and learned skills –is precious. It’s the currency that allows us to do things in the world. But we rarely honor it or see it as sacred. In fact, most of us, fritter our energy away mindlessly. We throw it around like handfuls of rice grains at newlyweds rather than direct this finite, limited resource to what matters most.
In this week’s Live Inside Out video, I’m asking, “What is draining me and what is feeding me?” As part of my inquiry, I’m re-examining new and old relationships, friend groups, social circles, professional organizations and all my work engagements. I’m paying close attention to which interactions fuel me and which ones zap my energy. It’s time to clean house to create space for who and what we love; I invite you to join me!
Want more support for managing your energy? Read Is Your Pace Sustainable? (+ 9 ways to say no). “Things which matter most should never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Goethe. I’d love to hear how your week goes.
HOW CAN I SUPPORT YOU? CHECK OUT THESE UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES:
- Best Year of Your Life Summit Jan. 12-21 (register today–it’s FREE!). I’m thrilled to speak at this year’s Best Year of Your Life Summit January 12-21. on The Art & Science of Self-Care. I’ll be joined by speakers Dr. Dan Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Sharon Salzberg, Dr. Kristen Neff and 30 more in an event designed to help you kickstart your New Year. Click here to register for free!
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- Awakening Your Wild Soul 2022 Women’s Retreats ~ Join me at 1440 Multiversity (CA) Feb. 4-6, Art of Living Retreat Center (NC) May 6-8, Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (MA) Oct. 14-16. Save your spot now; they’re almost sold-out. Learn more.
Subscribe here to Live Inside Out, a weekly blog written by nationally-recognized mindfulness coach/speaker and self-care author Renée Peterson Trudeau. Passionate about helping men and women find balance through the art/science of self-care, her work has appeared in The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, US News & World Report, AARP, Spirituality & Health and more. She and her team have certified more than 400 facilitators in 10 countries around the globe to lead self-renewal groups for women based on her pioneering work. She’s the author of two books on life balance including the award-winning The Mother’s Guide to Self-Renewal: How to Reclaim, Rejuvenate and Re-Balance Your Life. Renee lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina where she just launched Wild Souls Nature Adventures. Originally from Austin, TX, she and her husband are enjoying a new empty nest. More on Renee here.