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Maintaining Your Personal Energy

No matter who you are or what you do, if you are anything like me, your energy levels (and motivation) will hit flat spots. The article below from “Whole Life Challenge” will give you some insight and tips on dealing with these energy flat spots and how to re-energize yourself when you find yourself stagnating.

Energy is not just physical. It is a combination of physical, mental, emotional, and professional phenomena. Physically the signs can be fairly obvious; fatigue, headaches, slowing of reflexes and even blurred vision. Mentally and emotionally, it can produce moodiness, irritability, and lack of focus and concentration. Sound familiar?

All in all, these symptoms can dramatically affect your personal and professional life. It can even make you more susceptible to illness and disease, which makes it harder to pull yourself out of the spiral.

So how do we mitigate and maintain personal energy?

Physically: Eat well, move well, and sleep well. Manage your ultradyne rhythms (our energy cycle repeats every 90-120 minutes). Take regular breaks, a 5-minute walk; stretching, and deep breathing can all help. Avoid distractions; believe it or not, multitasking is a myth. It is not efficient or productive.

Emotional and mental levels can be restored, by feeding your mind. Stop negative self-talk. Be conscious and aware of the things that drain you. Make a list of the things that uplift you and do them often. There are people who drain your energy (you know who they are), avoid spending time with them and connect with people that make you feel happy and build you up. Finally, set some time aside regularly to decompress.

Professionally, manage the physical mental, and emotional challenges you face daily and it will manifest solutions to your professional energy problems. At Living the Good Life we have a coaching construct, which allows each of us to turn to others whom we respect for advice and support and to remind us of the steps above.

Remember, these flat spots are, for the most part, temporary so do not let them defeat you. Victory is around the corner.

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