Feeling low? It may be who you spend your time with!
If you are feeling uninspired or unmotivated, don’t give up because you may not be the cause of this un-inspiring energy!
The people we regularly surround ourselves with, can have a huge impact on us. They help shape our view of the world by the sharing of stories, thoughts and ideas. Often, this a good thing and it can help us to see things in a different light. But if it constantly negative, leaving you feeling hopeless and unmotivated, then this energy is not serving you.
When it’s family who are the cause of your low energy, there is little we can do about it, other than be the catalyst for bringing positive energy to the team! The way I’ve been doing this lately, is by making an effort to surround myself with positive people when I’m not around the negative ones!
The more time you can spend in this uplifting energy, then the more likely you’ll be able to bring this energy home with you. It will have a positive impact on your life, but you do need to keep working on continually finding that positive vibe and sharing it in your world to make lasting change.
I remember when I lived in the rainforests in South East QLD with some beautiful people, it truly was bliss everyday! Hard moments, were easily overcome with the right mindset, understanding and compassion.
There were days that we were isolated with no power for 5 days due to torrential rains blocking all the roads, but by focusing on the positives and helping out our neighbours who were doing it much harder than us, it kind of made it a positive experience through connection and everyone being focused on a good outcome for all.
Here in the city, those little difficult moments seem to be that little bit more stressful! It’s just one thing after another, and it’s not hard to get into a negative thought process! But it’s this negative thinking that makes dealing with problems way more difficult than it needs to be. For some people, that way of thinking is all they know, so there is not much we can do about it other than recognise it for what it is and take a positive action to remedy it.
For me, I really value and make a conscious effort to find positive people to recharge my spirit. In business, I surround myself with people who love their business and are successful because of that passion. I study Buddhism with some beautiful people at my local temple which helps me to understand and work with the nature of the mind. I also volunteer a lot and give back where I can, because it’s such an energy boost when you can give without expecting anything in return!
All these things, help me to keep a positive, high energy, despite the harsher difficulties of the city life and the stressed out people within them!
In summary, if you are feeling low, find some positive people to surround yourself with. Gain a different perspective by connecting with new people and invite new ways of thinking. Allow them to boost your energy and motivate you. Give back where you can and notice your energy soar!