Do you ever spend time with people and come away feeling absolutely exhausted?
You know the people I mean... the constant complainers, the moaners, the people who seem to think life is out to get them. These people are called Energy Vampires, because they suck your energy dry. In effect, they feed off our own energy.
Spending time with an energy vampire can lead us to feel depleted, worn-out, tired, sad, anxious, depressed…. and emotionally exhausted. And, feeling emotionally exhausted can and will impact our own mindset and productivity.
Some energy vampires are obvious – they are the narcissists, the bullies and the megalomaniacs. Others are not so obvious – they can be our friends, family or colleagues who we legitimately want to help, and whom we assume want out help….
Watch this week’s video to gain an understanding on how to identify and deal with energy vampires:
The key points that I want you to take from this week’s video are this:
People inspire or drain you – choose wisely who you spend time with.