So let’s talk about high-energy versus low energy people. Whether this is a real concept or not, I have no idea, but it seems to be a reoccurring theme in my life so I thought I’d tap on it for a moment.
Now, “energy” here I believe doesn’t refer to actual energy levels, although I could be wrong. It seems that if we’re all ingesting a sufficient amount of calories than the energy should be there. What I’m more referring to is emotional energy–the spark that gets you out of bed in the morning. I, myself, am low-energy. Case in point, I’ve been up for an hour and am still typing this from under the covers, security blanket in hand.
It’s possible that I might just be lazy, but hear me out a second.
So, I like to work out, but I’m not internally motivated. If left to my own devices, I might never work out. I’d rather watch TV or read a book or take a nap about 200% of the time, but most days I make myself do it because I know I’ll feel better in the long run. To do so, though, I have to play pumped-up music, surround myself with photos of Victoria’s Secret models, and try to remember I have a wedding coming up. And even that stuff doesn’t work sometimes. Sometimes I just want to lay in bed and think all day.
Which brings me back to my point: We all know how exhausting thinking can be. For example, taking a difficult test or driving long distance can leave anyone in a fog desiring desperately to nap. In life, I truly believe that there are thinkers and there are doers, and while I would love to be a doer, I’m definitely the think-it-to-death-and-almost-never-execute-it kind of person. I don’t know why, that’s just how I roll.
My mother, sister, and fiancé are all doers. I remember the summer I lived with my sister, we were sitting around at 8 pm watching TV, and she says, “Hey, let’s go hang that painting in your room.” So we did.
This was mind-boggling to me. If it had been me, it would have gone like this: “Hm, I need to hang that painting. I guess I’ll do that this weekend.” Then weekend would come and go and it’d be two weeks before I got it hung.
I realize that I’m just reinforcing the “you might just be lazy” theory, but I’m not entirely sure that that’s it (at least not 100%). I think it’s more about passion. Daniel is passionate about being active. He uses a bike as his main mode of transportation, trains people and goes to school literally 10-13 hours a day, and still works out two hours for himself. I get up in the morning, work out sometimes, work for 3 hours and then am dying for a nap. I think my problem is I’m a little lack-luster about doing things. I literally enjoy low-energy activities. I sleep 10 hours a night and still could use a nap. I prefer to challenge myself mentally than physically.
So is there such thing as high- and low- energy people or am I just lazy? Feedback welcome!