Here is the Overview:
The lesson goal is to help you identify where you spend your emotional energy and relate how it affects your physiology and performance.
- Everyone experiences a wide range of emotions every day.
- Emotions are primary drivers of your physiology.
- Different emotions affect your physiology in different ways.
- You may not be aware of some emotions you experience, but they still affect your body and resilience.
A map of Your Energy Drains and Gains
We’ve discussed the concept of resilience and noted that most people necessarily waste energy and deplete their energy reserves in the emotional domain. The Depletion to Renewal™ Grid, sometimes called the Emotional Landscape, pictured below, illustrates some interesting things about your emotions, physiology, energy and performance. It can help you see which emotions you commonly experience and how they affect you.
It will be useful to familiarize yourself with the four quadrants, shown in the follow.ing grid, that reflect high- and low-energy expenditures and depleting and renewing states. Knowing the quadrants can be helpful when you are faced with challenges so you can better understand how your attitudes, emotions and stress reactions affect your hormones and nervous system, which in turn directly affect how you perform and your resilience. As you map your emotions on the Grid, you’ll be able to see where you are draining and renewing your energy.
Every emotion you experience, whether or not you are aware of it, has an effect on your body and on your resilience. Every emotion immediately causes changes in your body, affects your ability to build and sustain your energy and either renews or depletes your body and mind. The two main physiological systems that control the cascade of these changes in your body are the hormonal system and the autonomic nervous system (ANS).
We will have a deeper discussion on this during the live session, and I will show you how to use the Depletion to Renewal Grid.
What Are You Carrying?
Carrying depleting emotions around with you can feel like carrying a heavy burden wherever you go. Sooner or later, they likely will wear you out.