Where is your shine?
When was the last time you felt like shining? Did you ever shine? What if I could help you identify something insidious in your life?
Not too long ago the world was taken by storm with the vampire craze. They have since died down a bit, pun intended, but the fan obsession of all things mysterious and broody still exists with many a young adult and happy homemaker. What used to be feared was now embraced. The dead not dead, non-human eating, sparkle in the sun, and a fierce fighter for love became the theme.
How did we go from fear to infatuation? Love. Love? Love transcends all mortal and immortal planes apparently, and the desire to belong and be loved created the vampire phenomenon. I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but there are a few sinister vampires remaining in this world. They do not wish to whisper in your ear and promise an eternity of joy and companionship. Oh, no. These are Energy Vampires and they are subtle creatures that disguise themselves as harmless and non-threatening. At this very moment, they are staking claim to your health and happiness.
What in the world is an Energy Vampire?
Anything that robs you of your shine. Your workplace environment, your personal life, the company you keep, and your internal self-talk. Which of these energy vampires are sucking the life out of you?
Are you fatigued from the time you plant your feet on the ground to the time you lay your head on the pillow? Does it feel like there are so many voices in your head telling you what to do you’ve forgotten what your own voice sounds like? You, my friend, are a victim of an Energy Vampire.
There is hope.
Did you know there are things you can do to uncover these vampires and display them for what they truly represent. These tips and mindful strategies will help you regain focus on what gives you energy.
For the past ten years, I have been observing people, reading material, and attending workshops that focus on the positive in this crazy roller coaster called life. Through this journey, I wish you joy, happiness, excitement, and fun. Oh, and color. You must remember color!
By reading this post you are re-charging your energy reserves. When you turn off your phone and talk to your significant other you drive a stake into the heart of the Energy Vampire. When you wear colorful clothing, you make a conscious choice to shine. Whenever you realign yourself with your purpose and passion for life, you recharge a portion of your soul.
Here are a few places to start your re-charge:
- Identify the main source of your energy drain.
- What adjustments can you make in your life? Is it a schedule issue or a relationship issue?
- If it’s a scheduling drain, what can you eliminate or set boundaries? Who would you need to discuss options or compromises with to create space?
- If it’s a relationship, have you honestly tried open communication, or are you waiting for them to read your mind? Has it reached a point where you would benefit from a career change, therapist, or Life Coach?
- Schedule time for yourself. Where are you in your calendar? I rely upon my family, my church family, massages, chiropractor, acupuncturist, nail tech, and hair dresser to re-charge my shine. Some months vary depending on finances, but I keep a 60-90 day cycle in my budgeting.
- Keep your focus on your passion and purpose.
But what is my purpose and passion?
I did some deep soul searching for this. I also hired a Life Coach. Through this process, I discovered what brought me joy and excitement to get up every morning and find my shine once again. I realized I’m much stronger than I thought. I defined myself through a new purpose and passion and I’m here to help you, too.
Could I interest you in my vision? I am determined to change the world one color at a time through faith, food, and fashion. Are you ready to heal your energy zapped life? The better you feel, the better you’ll show up for all of those who are counting on you. Especially you, my friend!
You were created to shine by Design and it’s time to banish your Energy Vampires into the ground. If you would like to receive a FREE 15-minute phone consultation to see how I may help you, click the schedule button to reserve your appointment.
Anne Tabor, Shine Coach and Color Girl