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What’s Zapping Your Energy?

11 surprising things may be draining your energy without you even knowing it.

11. Saying Yes

Spending time doing things you don't really want to do can be another energy drainer, says Erick Plasker, author of The 100 Year Lifestyle: Dr. Plasker’s Breakthrough Solution for Living Your Best Life-Every Day of Your Life. Do you tend to do things that fuel you? Or do you find that most of your time is spent on activities that deplete you? "Your personal energy inventory is a reality check on where your energy is being distributed," he says. "I don't want you to perceive it as a list of problems, or a way to defend why things are the way they are. Instead, it is a way to raise your awareness about where all your energy is going and how to get it flowing back into your life." Here are some of Plasker's energy enhancers:

  • Quality time with kids
  • Reading good books
  • Prayer
  • Eating healthfully
  • Date night with spouse
  • Quality time with friends
  • Focusing on the positive
  • Expressing gratitude
  • Massages
  • Celebrating special occasions

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Reviewed on October 17, 2013

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