Sometimes I lose my energy, sometimes I give it away and sometimes I let it be taken from me.... How to manage that and keep appropriate boundaries has always been a big challenge for me. I have to work at it every day.
I can always tell when I am losing more energy than I am getting - I feel a bit low and my spirit starts to sag. I need to keep my resources replenished so I have the strength to keep going.
It is so easy for me to give my energy away, I love people and I'm very receptive to them. The problem I have is setting limits and very often I give too much and I am left drained. Just like what I wrote the other day, I need to find the middle ground. I owe it not only to myself but to others as well so they can learn self reliance.