Most of us would like more energy. It’s great to wake each morning with that feeling of anticipation and having the resilience to feel energetically enthusiastic all day. Feeling alive with persistent enthusiasm is youthful. As we age it's easy to lose that capacity. This energy loss begins in our 40’s even though we don’t always notice it. Here are some simple practices to understand and ignite energy and build resilience throughout life starting at age 40 or 80.
1. Start the day right
Create a positive mind set for the day. Energy is positively correlated with a positive mood and a regular mood will rewire that mind-set. Make these activities into a daily habit and your normal mood will shift your mind permanently. In other words - don’t worry about not feeling positive – do these positive things and you will feel positive.
Emotionally you feel more stable if you plan the day and you will get a hit of positive chemicals when you achieve results. Our brains are designed to respond positively to action and results which is why good goal setting works.
Introverts and extroverts re-charge energy differently. It’s important to know what helps you to recover and plan it into your day. Failure to do this can lead to ‘burn-out’ over time. If you are feeling stressed – ask yourself if you have taken time to re-charge in the right way.
The brain works best if you use it properly. Here are some of the most common mistakes made:
5. Do it in your own way for others
You are unique. The way in which you think and value people and situations is different and knowing your personal strengths is important. Do you find numbers fascinating, or creating ideas? Do you gravitate to detail and making lists and / or do you enjoy working closely with people. Are you cautious or adventurous?
If you would like to know more about any of these, or the physical and emotional brain basics, contact Janis or ask to get the complete August Wiring Warrior newsletter.