These are a few pictures of what's been going on in my life.
Life with a new pup, keeping my coaching business moving, going out of town on a Wednesday with my husband, and having fun at the same time.
WITHOUT THE DRAMA.
I used to tell myself that when my husband comes home from working out of the country, it was "exhausting" to switch schedules every few weeks.
I used to have thoughts that left me feeling resentful around scheduling and routines.
I also acted like there was something wrong.
NOTHING was wrong.
It was the way I was thinking about schedules, a new puppy, and managing my coaching business.
My friend, it's not the project deadline, difficult client, family member, the new puppy, or coworker that's creating the exhaustion that you're feeling.
It's the story you're telling yourself that is creating the exhaustion you're feeling.
Going through something similar?
Ask yourself the following:
1 Why am I acting like it's a problem when ______...
Have you ever been around someone who obsessively tried to control and dictate everything they thought you were supposed to be, do, have, and feel?
These energy vampires have an opinion about everything and try to control you by invalidating your emotions especially if those emotions don’t fit into their rulebook.
They often start sentences with “You know what you need?” and then proceed to tell you.
This ends up making you feel stuck, demeaned, and put down.
We’re talking about the type of Energy Vampire called The Controller. This type of energy vampire can chip away at your self-worth and this can lead to depression and other physical symptoms.
Here are a few signs to watch out for:
We're diving deep and discussing what types of energy vampires can slowly drain the energy out of our daily energy “bank account” I thought I’d give you a sneak peek.
Last week, I talked about the Space Invader Energy Vampire. If you missed it, I also created a blog post about it here:
Here's an interesting type of energy vampire that I think everyone has in common. The Victim. Yes - I know, we’ve all unintentionally settled into the victim mentality every now and then but we don’t want to live there.
I’m talking about the type of Energy Vampire Victim who is living in their “victimhood”.
As empaths, these energy vampires can really drain our energy and leave us feeling like we've absorbed all of their problems. We walk away feeling heavy, frustrated, and wondering what just happened to make us feel...
During the month of October, I'm adding to my Empath Collective library. This is one of the biggest projects I’ve taken on throughout the whole time my Empath Collective has been together.
I’ve been working on this project for several months. It’s on the topic of Energy Vampires.
I’ve been hesitant to cover this topic for a few reasons:
If you think you might have an energy vampire in your life, you’ll definitely want to keep reading and you might even want to join our Empath Collective.
First things first... You've probably noticed that I frequently talk about energy fields. Yes, we all have this energetic border around us that determines our comfort level. This is also known as personal space.
What I've found is that the information is there, but we sometimes don't understand how to use our gifts or balance all of this information with responsibility. I've seen everything from breaking out of old patterns to using the information of being an empath as a license to drop further into victimhood and isolation.