Yeah, so today is National Sock Monkey Day, National Flapjack Day, and the start of National School Breakfast Week. Tomorrow is International Women's Day and Mardi Gras. Find more. Whew! Busy!
"Stop giving people the power to steal your peace. It belongs to you and no one should be able to run away with it.” ~A. Elle "
During last week's Mindfulness Monday, we talked about Energy Vampires and how they exist in the darkness of their own low self-esteem and need to feed off of ours. You know the people whom you avoid in the grocery store? The ones you send to voicemail or groan when their name appears in your inbox? When we can recognize them, we can actively work to manage them. We can't always avoid them and we can't use their own tactics against them (why would we sink to their level?), so we need to remain aware of our own boundaries and choose techniques that resonate with us.
This week, try this: Use the resource below to identify Energy Vampires and to select a reasonable response.
SELF-CARE EXERCISE - Introduction to Meditation
In this second in the series of How the Meditate, let's explore the idea of a home base, which can be your breath, your heartbeat, the feeling in your toe (you get the idea), or even an external sound.
There are 6 types of Energy Vampires and 15 ways to manage them. I just hope you don't self-identify as one of these. If so, the good news is that identification is the first step in recovery.
Q: After an unsuccessful harvest, why did the farmer decide to try a career in music?
A: Because he had a ton of sick beets.
Have a great week!