Emotional energy

Emotional energy

As we accumulate fatigue, we begin to feel depressed invade us.

New obstacles or problems hinder our path, time seems to slow down, and a simple comment can affect us unexpectedly and unfairly.

If we do not control our energy and tension properly, we may be less alert, less productive at work, less successful in sports, or less well off personally.

This energy and this tension of which we speak are the feeling of state of mind which influences mainly each one of our actions. Our moods always drive us, push us to act, and motivate us. However, they can also encourage us to act in the opposite way, that is, to close ourselves to the outside world and to blind ourselves.

Robert E. Thayer, a professor of psychology at California State University has identified four basic states of energy and tension that can positively or negatively affect our emotional state:

Tense energy

High voltage and high energy; nice feeling of activation and power. The subject is activated at the highest level.
Through the influence of tense energy, the person tends to work hard to achieve his goals, but without taking the time to think. A real steamroller that, as time passes, leads to extreme fatigue.

Quiet energy

Low voltage and high energy. In addition to the serenity and tranquility it provides, this energy brings a feeling of control of oneself. There is no tension, but a state of surveillance, optimism and well-being. All of this combines to increase creativity and vitality under this type of energy.

Tense fatigue

High voltage and low energy, physical fatigue, but also mental. It is usually accompanied by nervousness, anxiety, and low self-esteem in most cases.

Quiet fatigue

Low voltage and low energy, pleasant state of rest. The mission of each and every one of us is to identify the type of energy we are experiencing at every moment, trying to make sure that quiet energy and quiet fatigue dominate, and minimizing the moments of tensioned energy and tension.

So, we will enhance our productivity and well-being. We will be more competent, and will perform our tasks more appropriately.

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