Where are your energy leaks?

A friend recently introduced me to the concept of the Law of Assumption (see this article). We’ve all heard about the law of attraction but as far as I can tell the law of assumption simply means ‘that what you believe to be true will play out in your life.’

I can’t really say, ‘I wish someone had told me this years ago,’ because I’ve been hearing this for years and for some reason I was finally able to see where I’ve been assuming the worst for myself in certain (many!) situations. (I’ve just chatted to a friend on the phone and coincidentally we talked about exactly this. I guess the old adage is true, when the student is ready the teacher appears in many forms.)

Okay, so the Law of Assumption…

For example, this week I received some interesting news and found myself immediately making an assumption about how it would play out – to my detriment. I instantly saw the worst possible outcome so in light of these recent musings I quickly changed my thoughts to the positive.

Who knows what will happen over the coming weeks but I’d rather spend my time imagining a great outcome rather than assuming it will end badly. (After all, when we assume it makes an ass out of u and me!)

I can’t believe the amount of time I have wasted over the years imagining the worst case scenario for myself. Everything is energy and for we mortals, it’s shackled to time. We only have so many hours in the day and only so many years available to us, so yes – as cliché as it sounds – we need to choose wisely where our time and energy goes.

Here’s my energy audit.

Energy Leak 1 – I’ve been spending a bit too much time (about a half hour a day, which I know by some standards is a very small amount of time) on social media. It’s all very nice and sweet, animal rescue vids and my latest obsession, river and mangrove cleanups in Bali! It looks positive and nice but it’s a time suck. It’s half an hour each day that I could be writing or exercising, which lets face it, I need to do more of both.

The solution – I remind myself of my devotion to writing and shut down Instagram. I don’t feel the need right now to delete the app but I will if I have to. So far so average. I can do better.

Energy Leak 2 – I love a good bit of TV but because I’ve struggled to find something worth watching lately I’ve been writing in the evenings. It’s great. I get so much more time and have to stop myself at ten and go to bed. It would be tempting to keep writing but then Tomorrow Me is going to have problems. Sleep is hard enough to come by right now as it is.

The solution – Writing instead of watching. Perfect!

Energy Leak 3 – Work. Why can’t I be hideously wealthy? I want to sit in my office and write all day, not follow up on invoices and try to decipher the Workplace Australia website.

The solution – Become hideously wealthy. I’ll keep you posted on this one.