The world can get pretty overwhelming. When you’re attempting to balance all of the commitments and pressures that unrelentingly come at you from all angles.
Where do people find the energy to actually do anything other than the urgent and necessary?
I like to think of energy, not as something we either have or don’t have enough of. And I don’t believe that we can divide ourselves into energetic people and non-energetic people.
I see it instead as something we all have the ability to create for ourselves in ways that make sense to us as individuals. And in this sense you create energy through a experimentation.
The Science Lab
Do you remember setting fire to magnesium ribbons at school and seeing that incredibly bright and volatile reaction? The intense energy was created from simply mixing a flame with the metal. And the energy of the flame created by mixing fuel (gas/oxygen) with a spark.
We can think of our own energy in similar ways. We are all different so the same kinds of experiments are not going to work universally. And different combinations lead to varying degrees, amounts, and time-frames of energy creation. But we all have the opportunity and ability to create more energy in our day to day lives.
How do you think about your own energy levels? Do you feel like you have any sense of control over your motivation, or does it feel like the external world dictates the amount of energy you have to live your life?
In this week’s podcast I look at some of the common drains of energy:
- Open Loops
- The News
- Critical Words and Unprocessed Negative Moods
- Anxiety and Worry
- Clutter and Chaos
And then I suggest a few ways we can take it into our own hands to create more energy. Some of the suggestions may seem a little counter-intuitive, but I explain why I don’t think they are. So if you’re feeling like you could do with creating a little bit more energy in your own day to day life, listen to the show and hear how I elaborate on the following:
- Make Contact With Someone
- Write a List and Tackle It
- Experience Something a Little Different
- Be Generous
- Be Courageous
We all have it in us to create the energy we need to do the things we want to do with our lives. It takes creativity, and that little initial nudge to get started. But once we do the batteries refill and we can accomplish all sorts. And don’t always rely on “re-charging”, embrace your ability to “pre-charge” as well.
Over to You
Have you ever used any of these techniques to create energy? Do you have any other suggestions that have worked for you? Please leave your response in the comments below!
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