“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle
Have you found yourself feeling low on energy lately?
You’re not alone. January has felt really heavy for so many of us. At the beginning of the month, we were all talking about how 2020 was going to be this amazing thing, but we can’t forget that the final transitions that happen when we make big changes in our lives can feel really draining.
For empaths, this feeling can be especially potent, because we’re picking up on the emotional sadness of all the devastating things that are happening in the world.
Today on The Elevated Life®, we’re sharing 3 things you can do if you’re starting to feel drained. These aren’t quick fixes – they are things you should make a part of your daily routine.
Whether you know it or not, your body is a drug machine. (I’m talking about natural drugs here!) When you’re in love, you produce certain hormones. When you’re angry you produce another kind of chemical.
“I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.” – Salvador Dali
Let’s capitalize on what the body can do! When you’re drained, it’s time to start an exercise routine. Your body produces endorphins and serotonin when you exercise, which instantly make you feel happy and energized.
If you feel blocked, move your booty! Even 15 to 30 minutes a day can make a huge difference in your energy levels.
2. Start a meditation practice
When our mind is overloaded and overwhelmed, it can affect us physically. If we want to reclaim the energy in our body, we have to start with the source – our mindset.
You don’t have to move the Himalayas and become a devout yogi in order to gain the benefits of meditation. You can start by focusing on your breathing for just 5 minutes a day.
The biggest lie that we tell ourselves is that we don’t have time.
Meditation is simply being aware and living in the present moment. Concentrating on our breath is the simplest way to do that and the beauty is that you can do it anytime and anywhere!
3. Rest/Have Fun
The monotony of to-do lists and feeling stressed by other people’s demands can have a very draining effect. If you’re feeling this way, it’s time to have some fun!
Take yourself on a date. Find something that brings you joy and schedule an hour to allow yourself to just have fun! Spending that time for yourself will help you regain the energy you need to show up for your work or show up for your family.
When you start with the service of yourself, you are able to give so much more.
In this episode, we also talked about:
How exercise can change the chemistry in your body
The surprising places you can meditate if you think you don’t have time
How finding yourself starts by asking a simple question
Why it might be a good idea to allow yourself to worry for 5 minutes a day
Tune in and let us know in the comments below which tips you’re going to put into practice.
As leaders, we know the importance of emotional maturity.
And of all the emotions we feel, one has the potential to absolutely empower or destroy our lives: anger.
When it helps us, we use anger as motivation to go after our goals, as fuel to give us a burst of energy in dangerous situations, or as a signal that something in our life needs to change.
The problem is the other side of anger (the one wrapped in guilt, shame, resentment, jealousy, and rage).
We have to find ways to channel anger positively instead of letting it devastate us.
This month you’ll discover:
😌 What causes you to feel anger and the high price of bottling it up
😌 Our simple method for letting things go
😌 4 ways to deal with anger when it arises
😌 How to open your heart even if you’ve been hurt in the past
😌 How to transform resentment into love
😌 5 Ways to Eliminate Anger
Ready to ELEVATE your life to the next level?
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