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Energy Zapper #4: Negativity!! 3 Tips for Staying Recharged!!

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We are discussing Energy Zappers! What are they? Habits or social behaviors which are a part of our everyday life, but unfortunately they do very little to enhance our sense of well-being! Why? Because they deplete us! Take a look at our three precious zappers - Giving Advice , Drama , and Worry - before reading Energy Zapper #4: Negativity! Whether you tend to see the glass half full or whether you want to limit your exposure to individuals who drain your glass, read on! First of all, let’s make it clear what we are talking about when we tackle negativity. Most of us must admit that we experience a bad day every now and then! Or, perhaps we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed! So, let’s give ourselves permission to have those whiny days! And, let’s also clarify that we are not talking about expressing our opinions or participating in passionate discussions in a civil and respectful manner. And lastly, we need to acknowledge that many individuals suffer from physical, psycholog…

Energy Zapper #3: Worry! 3 Tips for Staying Recharged!

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We are discussing Energy Zappers! What are they? Habits or social behaviors which are a part of of everyday life, but unfortunately do very little to enhance our sense of well-being! Why? Because they deplete us! We've already discussed Energy Zapper #1: Giving Advice! and Energy Zapper #2: Drama! If you haven't read them, go back and do so. You might find them helpful in keeping yourself energized!Today we are going to tackle Energy Zapper #3: Worry! Even if you are not a worrier, please read on. You might be able to help the worrier in your life!



I'm convinced that we are either born worriers or we are not! I'm a Worry Bee and my husband is a Cool Cat! When it comes to worrying, he cannot relate to my busy mind and I cannot relate to easy going attitude! An example of a conversation between us might go something like this:







Me: Honey, the car is making a weird noise. Don't you think we should take it in and have it
looked at?
Dan:  Hmmm, maybe. Let's give it a f…

Energy Zapper #2: Drama! 3 Tips for Staying Recharged!

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We are discussing Energy Zappers! What are they? Habits or social behaviors which are a part of our everyday life, but unfortunately they often do very little to enhance our sense of well-being! Mostly,they deplete us! If you missed last week's blog, please take a read Energy Zapper #1: Giving Advice ! Today, we are going to discuss Energy Zapper #2: Drama!  To be honest with you, I thought this was going to be an easy Zapper to blog about! However, as I have been thinking about it all week, I realized that like a brilliant cut diamond, drama is multi-faceted!At first glance, its attraction is obvious. However, there is much  more to it than meets the eye! As we get started, let's take a look at a few common connotations of drama as we narrow down a definition that suits our purposes.

First, drama has always been and continues to be source of entertainment! Whether it is our favorite TV shows, movies, music, theatre, books, sports, news...and so on, we love not only the art of …