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8. Energy black holes

One of the biggest energy drains in your life could be occupying the other half of your double bed.

Energy black holes are often the people around us – even the people we love. Dealing with their little ways can be exhausting. So what can you do?

First, make a list of the five people you spend most time with and ask yourself: ‘How do I feel after spending an afternoon with them?’ If the answer is ‘exhausted’, then you need to either avoid the person or shore up your energy reserves when you’re with them and be very aware of the effect they have on you.

There are two types of ‘black hole’ – the energy drainer, who leaches away your energy, or the energy enforcer, who imposes their personality and needs all over your psyche ...

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