Personal energy is the energy derived from focusing on the greater good. It is dedicated to serving something superior than ourselves.
PERSONAL ENERGY EXPLAINED Whereas the other three energies have our own wellbeing at their core, personal energy also looks to benefit others. The key to personal energy is to enrich the lives of others as well as yourself.
FOCUSING ON YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY How we identify our purpose requires an introspective approach. Consider the causes that are meaningful to you and your experiences, then decide what actions you could take to help these causes. You can achieve this alone or alongside a group.
STEPS TO ADDRESSING YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY • You could reflect on how you can make a positive change in your community, this could be by picking up litter, planting trees or giving blood. • In the workplace lessen a colleague’s workload or organise a car share scheme. • Collaborating with your co-workers to raise funds for a global appeal not only benefits the cause but allows you to create better relationships within your team, improving the overall atmosphere and increasing the opportunities to support each other in future. • Give time and attention to your family and friends. Stop putting off that phone call or writing that letter and reconnect to those closest to you. Spending quality time with your loved ones is a simple but hugely effective way to boost your personal energy, and theirs too.
BENEFITS OF PAYING ATTENTION TO YOUR PERSONAL ENERGY Small acts of selflessness can make a huge difference to those around us, which in turn will impact how they feel and act, creating even more ripples of positivity. • It’s evidential that we feel happier and less stressed when we commit an act of kindness, as opposed to one that only benefits ourselves. • The rush of positivity that doing a good deed offers can be addictive, so we’re more likely to do even more positive endeavours once we’ve experienced the impact of just one. • Our communities and our business can flourish when we take time to look with empathy at others. The possibilities are endless.