Reclaim Your Energy to Stay Mentally Healthy
Here’s what I did
I used to be a solid ranter.
I never realized how much I ranted until I finished college. I cringe every time I look at the past chats. Full of explicitly and just ugly crap talk.
The worst part? I didn’t even actively remember my rants. They were just lost from memory.
I needed to retain my energy.
When talking about reservation, human energy is not the first thing that comes to mind.
Yet, it is something we unconsciously retain when we sleep, eat and drink. Energy is the basis of the human condition. It rules our decisions in life.
The next time you feel like not taking the trash out or doing that workout, keep your energy levels in mind. This perspective gives you a simplistic view of your life — a better lens into what you do and why you do it.
Energy is Desire
I used to spend countless hours on Twitter and online, letting crappy negative news get to me. It affected my mind and I became groggy and irate.
I spent most of my energy reservoir on stuff that I forgot a week — or worse, a day later. The energy deficit hindered my efficiency in all parts of life. Friends, family, and my college work all suffered.
In 2020, I decided to adopt this perspective: I let go of anything and anyone that sucked out my much-needed energy.
As a result, my friendships and family became stronger. My work efficiency increased as I used my energy to do good for the sake of it.
I realized that desire is nothing, but the energy levels you have are something.
Not Everything Needs Your Energy
One does not need to have an opinion on everything or everyone.
What’s the worst that can happen? You will be a little less vocal. On the other hand, though, you will have a sense of greater peace. Also, not having an opinion on some things is what makes you open to having more of them on what counts.
Not spending your energy on needless things is what gives you space to consciously choose where to spend it.
From Unconscious to Active Use
When the perspective of an energy reservoir is considered, you become more conscious about it.
You take things as they come. You decide based on positive energy or negative energy needed. Positive energy gains while negative drains. You find yourself more in tune with your consciousness as you are helping keep your mental health in check.
You can moan and complain, or you can give something back to the world. The simple lens of energy is what lets you decide for yourself.
Human energy — your energy, is important. And it’s not given to you to vent and rant on stupid things. You can use it to feel good and make others feel good. You can let it change you for the better and do the same for others, too.
You can reclaim your mental health by being conscious about what and where you are spending your energy.