Do you often feel tired in the middle of the day and aren't exactly sure why? Turns out you're not alone and it's because of "energy leakages!"
"Energy leakages" refers to the invisible ways we spend energy throughout the day that make us feel drained and most of the time we barely realize we're using energy when doing certain tasks.
Here are some of the big culprits that are slowly "leaking energy" from your body and make you feel drained halfway during the day:
- Your phone and social media - Most of the time we’re not getting any energy back after scrolling through social media, especially if you’re comparing your life to someone else’s on Instagram or reading negative comments.
- Kids - Sure, they need things all the time but sometimes parents add to this energy leak by interrupting a child who’s playing quietly to ask if they need a snack.
- "Energy vampires” - After you spend time with these types of people, you “just feel like they sucked all the life out of you."
- Holding onto anger - Staying mad about things that happened in the past, like when you get cut off in traffic and let it ruin your afternoon, and even negative self-talk are all energy leakages.
Experts says to help combat this feeling to try giving yourself a reward after you do something that’s draining so you can look forward to that during the draining activity. You can also limit your time with people who drain your energy and for activities that lead to energy leakage, like social media!