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Energy Robbers

Updated on February 8, 2018
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Kulsum Mehmood is an Eye Consultant with 30 plus years of experience. She is single mother and a philanthropist. She is in a full time job.

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Energy Robbers

Energy Robbers

Fatigue comes in various forms. Whatever your type, you will find there are ways to find some relief.

  • Difficult people. Spending time with them can be emotionally draining. Cut down the time you spend with them. All you have to do is stand up when Mr. Nasty approaches you, so you can walk away with the excuse that you have got something else to do. If you’re forced to spend time with the person – a difficult teen or your boss – take short breaks to give yourself space. Some difficult persons will always speak phrases which irritate you. They would poke their noses in your family matters and actually dictate things to change the family matters. Distance yourself from these no-gooders.
  • Negative people. Negativity is contagious. If you are stuck with one, acknowledge the attitude and remind yourself that this is a destructive and draining point of view, which you don’t have to entertain in your mind.
  • Relationships. If you live with a difficult/negative person avoid arguing over small things. Examine the dispute and ask “What can be done to solve this issue here?”. If dealing with it does not get you anywhere, let it go and remain calm. Try to negotiate solutions, give each other space to chill out. Set a time to talk calmly and productively. You will have more energy to spend on the things you enjoy together.

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  • Decision making. If you find this difficult, you are either a perfectionist or indecisive. In both cases, you will be tormented with doubt and self – blame. When faced with a problem give yourself a fifteen – minute time frame. When faced with a heart-to-heart chat with yourself, make up your mind and forget about it.
  • Emotional burden. It is time to shed insecurity burdens from your back and move on. Recognize the root of the condition, express out feelings with a loved one. List out all your talents and allow yourself to use them. Start having fun.
  • Boredom. This is the illness of the rich, the retired, the stuck-in-the-rut. Set aside time to rescue yourself from the “life’s not worth living” feeling. Load yourself with stimulation, laughter, excitement, fun and a group of positive-thinking friends.

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  • Brain drain. Mental exhaustion affects workaholics- even children. The first symptoms are poor timing and forgetfulness. You become short tempered and snappy. Your disposition becomes stale and your work deteriorates. Your mind continues to work overtime, even when you need to be relaxing. Recharge yourself by doing something else – a routine physical chore, a game, a chat on the phone.
  • Illness. If your health is low, your energy level sinks too. Eye-strain, anemia, low or high blood pressure, bad posture, a poorly functioning thyroid could be a few of the possible causes. So consult your doctor.
  • Crisis in family: If a family member is going through a critical bend in his or her personal life, like a failure in examination or a break up in personal relationship, there would be lots of suggestions coming in from irritating persons. These are hard-core energy robbers. You must avoid their company. They are gossip-mongers too.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 7 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks crazybeanrider for visiting.

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      Boo McCourt 7 years ago from Washington MI

      Great tips. Steering clear of negative people is sometimes hard, especially if they are a family member or two. Good advice :)

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      Trsmd 8 years ago from India

      If you eat a good, well-balanced diet you should be able to minimize these energy robbers and your body will be receiving all the nutrients it requires to function effectively

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 8 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you for visiting and leaving a nice comment shamelabboush.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      You are right dear Kulsum, sometimes we forget ourselves and immerse in the unending life problems. Great hub.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you Trsmd and anglnwu for your comments.

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      anglnwu 9 years ago

      YOu're right--people we interact with and circumstances of life--they can become energy robbers, if we allow them. It's good to be reminded of them and consciously make an effort (maybe that's energy sucking too) to live a positive life.

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      Trsmd 9 years ago from India

      Fatigue is usually the result of imperfect health and can have many causes.

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thank you for such nice comments. I am glad I joined hubpages. Get to react with such nice people everyday.

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      TheSandman 9 years ago

      I am so glad you/we have discovered each other I am so much going to enjoy the stuff you write about. I may not respond to all but I have a lot of catching up to do. Gotta go read some more.

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      Frieda Babbley 9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      This is wonderful to hear, Kulsum. :)

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Thanks all of you for your nice comments. On several occassions I have been so emotionally drained by personal interferences in my life that I started looking into the matter and finally decided that enough is enough, and henceforth I will not allow this. So now I have taken things in my hands so that I am in full control of my life and nobody is allowed to meddle in my personal matters. Things are how they ought to be with me now, finally.

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      Peggy Woods 9 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It may be common sense, but sometimes people need to be reminded of simple things like this. You always write good hubs full of useful information!

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      ginn navarre 9 years ago

      Thanks, it's a great reminder---and common sense!

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      hot dorkage 9 years ago from Oregon, USA

      Simple, straight, to the point. :)

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      Feline Prophet 9 years ago

      Sometimes we need to be told in this no-nonsense way to get ourselves together and start living! Thanks Kulsum!

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      Frieda Babbley 9 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      These are very good points. Sometimes we don't want to be mean. But I think it's meaner to them and yourself to comply to the things, situations, and people that are draining you. It's good to stop the cycle. Which mean, of course, being on your toes for a while until those actions become habit. Thank you for writing on this topic. Good one.

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      MindField 9 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      It really does come down to 'change your thoughts and actions and, by so doing, change your life.' It's taken me years to realize the truth of this and I'm glad to have your hub reinforce where I am in my journey. Thanks once again for your smart and useful diagnoses!


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