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How The Narcissist Drains Your Energy

The narcissist will deplete your energy. They will deplete your mental capacity. Which will then affect your ability to deal with certain situations. Remember a time when you stayed up all night. When you didn't get any sleep. Remember how poorly you functioned the following day. You probably couldn't think clearly. You couldn't make decisions. You couldn't drive your car as well as you normally do. Because you haven't got enough energy. Your mental capacity has been depleted. But if you get some sleep, you will be back to normal the next day. You will be able to do the things you usually do. But sleep isn't the only thing that can affect our energy levels. You could be under a lot of stress. You could be under a lot of pressure. Which will gradually take a toll on your energy levels throughout the day. But it's the same thing when you're dealing with the narcissist. Because whenever you're around them, you're walking on eggshells. You have to be very careful about your words and actions. Because narcissists are easily offended. You don't want to say the wrong thing. You don't want to set them off. Because narcissists are very weak and fragile people. They're very sensitive. But when you're always walking on eggshells, it uses up a lot of your resources. Because you have to avoid so many topics of conversation. You have to avoid doing anything that might make them upset.

Until you eventually come to the conclusion that there's really nothing you can say or do. Because anything could be misinterpreted by the narcissist and seen as an offence. But when you're always having to check everything you say or do, it uses up so much of your energy. That you don't have any energy left for anything else. It affects your performance in every area of your life. It affects your work performance. It affects the time and energy that you might otherwise spend with your children. It affects the other relationships in your life. Because you've already expended so much of your energy to have a conversation with the narcissist. By the end of the day, you are so exhausted. More than you otherwise would be, if you weren't involved with the narcissist. We walk on eggshells to avoid the narcissist's rage. To avoid their temper tantrums. To avoid their anger, frustration and disappointment. But despite that, it still leaves us feeling exhausted. So even when we finally get peace, we have no energy left to enjoy it. Because the entire time that you are around the narcissist, you have to watch everything you say. Because you don't want to set them off. But by doing this, it only ends up affecting you in the end. So you need to take care of yourself. Try to eat healthy foods. Avoid consuming too much sugar or caffeine. Ensure you get plenty of sleep. Because when you are around the narcissist, you will need a lot of energy.

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