Unplug For Your Well-being

I want to start by asking, what would you do if an outlet in your house doesn’t work? I’m pretty sure you would unplug any electrical appliance that you have plugged to that outlet, right. And why do you unplug? Because the outlet isn’t providing anything to your electrical equipment. Well, guess what, same thing applies to everything else in life.

There are times we are plugged into something that once did provide us with that charge that we so needed. That can be a relationship, a job, an apartment, anything. However, there are times when that very thing that once charged our batteries either depletes our energy, no longer is serving what we so need and deserve, no longer is providing anything of value to us and it is then when we must unplug.

So why unplug? It is important to unplug because life never meant for you to feel constantly depleted, not energized, sad or even angry. No, life is meant for you to feel joy, energized, good, balanced and with a sense of well-being. When something depletes your energy, your sense of well-being in any shape or form, this is not good for you. It is no longer serving you and what is the point of having something that no longer serves you?! It just keeps taking up space for new and better things to come to you.

I want to clarify that by no means am I encouraging you to view people as objects that you discard or anything of that sort. What I mean is when you notice that a relationship isn’t adding to your well-being by making you genuinely happy, by loving and caring for you for who you really are, by being there for you the way you need that person to be present for you, then you must question what is the purpose of that relationship.

The whole purpose of unplugging is so that you can then plug into an outlet that DOES work. You unplug so that you can give yourself room to go to things that DO energize you, make you feel good and that adds to your overall well-being. Life is too short for you to be wasting it on things that don’t contribute to your well-being. Life is too short for you to have a job that you don’t like, for you to be in a relationship that makes you unhappy, for you not to be cultivating who you really are. Life is about happiness, energy, courage, excitement and there are times that in order to have all this you must unplug.

Unplugging….doesn’t only apply to electrical devices, it also applies to you and your life as well. The next time you notice something isn’t making you feel good, assess the “outlet”, which by “outlet” I mean whatever it is that you are attached to that doesn’t seem to serve you, and if indeed after assessing it you notice it is no longer working, then unplug. Unplugging from things that doesn’t serve you will add tremendously to your overall well-being.

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6 thoughts on “Unplug For Your Well-being

  1. Astute analogy. I would add that, before you unplug permanently, make sure the outlet is truly faulty. Sometimes the appliance itself needs to be refurbished to make the connections work. The lamp may need a new bulb. Before you leave that job or relationship, take a self-assessment. Otherwise, you may keep jumping from one bad outlet to another.

  2. Good morning my dear Aura,

    What a treat it is for me to read your blog. You are so on point on so many levels! This one though really hit home with me. I am going through some difficulty with some members of my family. Too bad we don’t have a trip together so we can share our thoughts on this difficult topic. I miss flying with you.

    Did you get my card in your mailbox? How are you and your Mom doing? Take care my dear friend and do know I love your blog. Dzung

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Aura, your words are always timely for me. I had an issue recently which was really painful, being a disabled veteran there are many things that I try to do, but sometimes I am unable to do. Many times with MS, I tire, though I try and love to share my poems because I believe they bless another’s. I find sometimes of late now that I tire from sitting with the lap top or in a chair. That happen as I was almost in a state where I could not rise out of bed …it is called Torticollis, I could not hold my head up and I lost the strength in my neck. Very, very painful. It felt almost like my neck was breaking each time my love ones would try to help me sit up. I took time off and with certain medicine it took about 10-12 days to over come. So basically I unplugged my self from reading, writing and meditated and pray. Your message is so very true, and I am back, but I realize that I need to take that time to sit back relax and smell the roses. Your messages remind me of them, you always provide a touch of healing within. You and your family are always in my prayers. Thank you for always sharing!.

    Here is something that will maybe bring a smile to light your face!


    When a friend calls
    out to you answer them
    and not ever turn away

    For a friend sticks closer
    Than a sister or brother in
    so may beautiful ways

    They will always be there
    To count on, especially in
    Your times of deepest need

    For they have the genuine
    selfless power to lift you
    up, for a friend is a true
    help indeed.

    You always provide an awesome spiritual charge within Aura! Hugs my sister!

    • Hello Wendell! First off, I would like to thank you so much for sharing with me all this! I feel honored that you feel you can trust me enough to share all this with me! I feel humbled by this. You indeed are an inspiration for others- your will to continue, to remain positive, to share positive and loving words, for just being who you are! I just share what I feel in my heart I must share. I love reading your messages and poems and I thank you so much for sharing that with all of us! May God bless you always! I send you a big hug!

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