Be kind to your being and own your energy.
How is everyone feeling today?
I'm crawling back out of my cave after a beautiful weekend filled with song. I sing in a lovely women's choir and we had two performances this weekend.
I love performing.
When I was a child, I wanted to be an actress.
I adore being on stage and giving it my all.
Today, I am crawling back out of my cave because although I adore being present and creative - I am an introvert. I require space and time to process through the people and regain my energy.
Maybe you can relate?
Every person has their own energy to them, and requires different amounts of energy to be around. When that energy is expected, we're great!
When there are personality differences, or unexpected occurrences, or simply a large amount of bodies, it can be overwhelming and deplete my energy tank.
Do you ever come home from spending time with many people and feel unsure of how to enter back into the energy of the quiet being?
Jumbled thoughts of "Why am I feeling this way? I had a fun time? Why am I unsettled? Did I misrepresent myself?". Expending energy can leave us all feeling that way - introvert or extrovert!
I have a process that I go through to unpack that unsettled feeling.
When I get home, I run a mental scan of my checks and balances to make sure my needs, and the needs of those around me are being met.
Imagine a bar of light travelling down from the top of your head down through to the soles of your feet. As the bar travels, take note of any unsettled pieces and bring them light and space.
Imagine them being filled with calm intention and acceptance and love.
Take your time. With practice, this get smoother and faster.
Sometimes this can take a little while to complete to find the "threats" - the bumps and bruises we acquire in interacting with different personalities.
Writing down the "threats" as they arise helps identify their real purpose (because it isn't just to make you feel uppity). Usually, it isn't a specific detail that is causing the discomfort.
Often, it is simply signalling a need for space and regeneration.
Scan and identify.
And then let go.
Letting go is key. It brings space for the energy to return.
I do this by bringing gratitude for the learning that can take place.
And for the process of becoming.
My introverted being isn't trying to keep me away from people, or from having fun.
Quite the opposite.
Acknowledging my energy tank needs allows me to enter into activities with an awareness of boundaries that can increase my enjoyment.
For my extroverted readers, the same technique can be used to scan and see where you need to bring awareness to in the search for people to meet your energy needs.
How do you care for your energetic being?
Please leave a comment to help the other extroverted readers! Sharing is caring!
So this week, instead of apologizing for your energy needs, try to bring mindfulness and do a few scans to see if being unsettled stems from a need for energy balance. Bring attention to the energy demand and let the strain of being different go! 💕
May your week be filled with kindness.
Here's to becoming!
Tea-loving awesomeness. Challenging perfectionism.