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Some Toxic Habits That Drain Your Energy

Do you sometimes feel too tired to do anything yet you’re browsing the internet all day? If yes, then you’re not alone. When you can’t pinpoint any activity that might cause you to feel this way, there are some habits that you have adopted over time that unintentionally cause you to lose all your energy.

In today’s post, I will be bringing to your attention some toxic habits that drain your energy and leave you feeling completely and totally exhausted. In this current climate with the Covid-19 pandemic, the best thing you can do for yourself and your love ones is to refrain from these habits because they increase the stress hormone in your system which lowers your immunity and makes you more prone to diseases.

Here are some the habits that might be contributing to a drain in energy levels.

1.   Worrying About Things That You Have No Control Over

Constantly listening to the news can be overwhelming. There is just too much happening in the world at the moment and so many issues that come up every single day. Follow the news for essential updates and remember to switch to another activity you love such as reading or speaking to love ones. Try not to hold any the emotions inside. Speak to your friends and family and tell them how you’re being affected by this pandemic.

Overthinking is another part of this worrying chair. It keeps you busy for hours but it takes you nowhere. Stressing and thinking about too many things at once can take a toll on your mental health and mentally drain you out. Therefore, it is important to be aware of your thought process and to ensure you don’t spiral downwards into a dark place.

Necessary read: Some Tips to Reduce Overthinking

2.   Partaking in Unnecessary Drama and judging others

Even if we don’t realise it, many of us are surrounded by a company that gives us nothing but drama and negativity. Additionally, we spend so many hours of our day judging others. Such activities drain our energy beyond repair and reflect on our own insecurities. Knowing when and how to isolate yourself from unnecessary drama to live and let live is a skill that you need to possess in order to grow as a person and focus more on things that contribute to your happiness.

Recommended: 5 Tips to Aid in the Quest For Happiness

3.   Eating Unhealthy Food

It is no secret that processed junk food that is so easily available in grocery stores all around us is unhealthy for our bodies. Junk foods can give you the feeling of having an immediate energy boost when you consume them, but they have long term detrimental effects on your body and your mind. Eating healthy, nutritious, and natural foods are most vital to your mental health in order to make sure that you don’t run out of that energy fuel unwillingly.

4.   Always wanting to be right

It is human nature to sometimes feel like what you’re saying, or thinking is right and everybody else in wrong. This is the sort of attitude that causes problems in our personal lives. When we want to be right all the time, we will spend hours on end trying to prove to other people why we are right and when we can’t, we will feel disheartened, lash out on other people to cover it up. In order to lead a healthy life, we need to learn to accept our mistakes and learn from them.

Remember ‘You Can only find happiness from within’

5.   Having a low opinion of oneself

Most mental health problems stem from a lack of self-love. When you don’t love yourself, you will be constantly trying to change and look and feel like someone else that you’re not. Meditate, give yourself a break and truly learn to appreciate our physical and emotional self in order to preserve the very last drops of energy left in you.

Further Reading: The Important Steps To Know Who You Are.

A Final Word

Our mental health has the ability to make or break our productivity levels, our work-life balances, and our relationships. Therefore, it is highly recommended by doctors and mental health practitioners all over the world to always put your mental health first and to isolate yourself from situations or routines that come in the way of that.

Thanks so much for reading. Stay safe, Stay home and lets join forces to reduce the spread of Covid-19.

Yvette Mayemelle Kaba
Yvette Mayemelle Kaba
Founder of UIC | Wife | Mum of Two | Inspirational Writer | Mentor | Aspiring Entrepreneur

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