Don't Allow Energy Suckers

Today, As we head into the weekend - let's take the steps to not wasting energy in 2023. That may be in general time sucks, or with people who just don't deserve you, especially because YOU ARE AWESOME! - Remember, it's okay to say no and it's okay to not interact with that person anymore. Even if you just need to cut someone off, you're not ghosting them, you're protecting your own soul and heart. (I don't condone ghosting, but I do condone doing what you need to do to protect yourself from hurt, pain, and energy sucks.

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Stop Wasting Your Energy

Let's break this down into two pieces. If you are going to read one part and not the other, make it the first list. And if you find any part of this will assist you in living better days, share with a friend or even a stranger.

  • Don't waste your energy on those who don't support you. People, even family, will drive miles to bury you at your funeral but won't cross the street to support you when you're here. Think about that one...

  • Don't waste your energy on what others think of you. Do they really matter? Wear that ugly damn sweater, be friends with that person who allows you to just be you.

  • Stop wasting your energy on relations that are one sides. THERE ARE A LOT OF TAKERS OUT THERE.

  • Don't waste energy on people who need you occasionally. Why is a revolving door relationship worth the time or energy. They only come around when they need you???

  • Don't waste your time on solving problems that aren't yours.

  • Don't waste your energy on doing things just to stay distracted.

Those are the important ones. Now a bit of a deeper dive.

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Don't Waste Time on People and Things That Don't Deserve It

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, and yet it seems like some of us are able to get more done than others. One of the best ways to maximize productivity is by not wasting time on people and things that don’t deserve it. Here are some tips on how to achieve this:

Determine Where Your Time Goes

In order to find out which people or activities are eating up your precious time, take an honest look at where you spend it. Make a list of everyone you interact with or things you do throughout your week. Analyze each activity or person and determine if they deserve your time.

Cut Out Distractions

After identifying distracting people or activities, it’s time to start cutting them out one by one. If a friend routinely calls you to vent about their problems but never actually listens when you need someone to talk to, minimize interactions with them. This also applies for activities such as watching too much television or scrolling through social media for hours—both of which can significantly eat away at your day without providing any real benefit.

Prioritize Important Tasks

It can be difficult to stay focused when our days are filled with unimportant tasks and distractions, so make sure you prioritize activities that will have the most impact. Create a plan for yourself that outlines what needs to get done first and stick with it! This could mean getting up an hour earlier so that you finish important tasks before being pulled into unnecessary conversations or obligations throughout the day.

Living 4 days in 1

We only have 24 hours in a single day. Looking at that 24 hour block of time can get overwhelming, getting this done, that done. No real schedule just "I must get this done today".

Have you ever thought about having 4 days in one? Break it down in 6 hour chunks. or 5 hour chunks and then a 9 hour sleep block. So if you wake up at 6AM - that first 6am to noon is one day. then noon to 6PM is your second day. 6PM to midnight day 3 and day 4 is sleep time. Break it down as you need. This is just how I find my day to be most productive.

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When Kindness Matters (which is always by the way)

You're overwhelmed with work and your patience is wearing thin. Remember, though, kindness matters in every situation.

You may be running late or in a hurry, frustrated about circumstances that are out of your control. Even at times like this, your kindness matters—to those you care about, to strangers and to yourself.

In every direction you turn it feels like someone is trying to scam you and no one cares. It's still important to remain mindful that kindness matters—in ways both large and small.

Every time you come within the vicinity of someone else, it’s an opportunity for you to make a difference. Your kindness could be completely ignored but it could also be a lifesaver. Whether it merely lifts your own spirit for a minute or eventually reverberates around the world, your gesture of kindness matters. Never pass up the chance to discover just how much!

It's okay to close some doors, not because of pride, incapacity, or arrogance, but simply because they no longer lead somewhere

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