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New Year Momentum Challenge Day 2: How to get more energy

Day 2: Energise

The theme for day 2 of the New Year Momentum Challenge is re-energising;  optimising your energy levels for all the things you want to do. I’m not just talking about getting quality sleep, regular exercise and a nourishing diet.  Those basics are of course vital not only for long term health but for optimising energy, mood and productivity in the short term and now is a great time to take stock of those areas.  But I’m also talking about things that drain you emotionally and mentally.  Excessive worry or anxiety is mentally draining not to mention time-consuming.  Indecision and going back and forth about what to do for long periods of time is also a drain on your time, energy and productivity.   Doing a task while feeling obligated and resentful is much more draining than doing the same task but feeling that you have a choice. And have you noticed that when you are hard at work at something you love you can work on it tirelessly for hours?

 

Journal your answers to the questions below help clarify the areas where your energy is being drained and what can be tweaked to optimise your energy:

  • How are your energy levels on a scale of 1-10?
  • How is your mood?
  • Do you have direction and purpose that you are excited about?
  • Which relationships in your life are energising?
  • Are there any which are draining?  What can you do to improve this?
  • What activities in your week do you love to do?  How often do you do these?
  • What activities in your week do you dislike/do you find draining?  How often do you do these? What can you do to minimise the time you spend doing these?
  • How quickly do you make decisions? Do you spend long period of time going back and forth?
  • If you find yourself in a toxic or draining situation, what can you do about it?  If the situation is difficult to change currently, how can you reframe your perspective/strengthen your mindset to protect your own, mood, energy and emotional wellbeing?  (If you are new to mindset work, and are not sure how to do this right now, be sure to catch day 7 of this challenge where I will be announcing a new group program that covers this and more)…
  • What do you worry about?
  • What keeps you up at night?
  • Does worrying about these things  have any benefits?
  • Are these worries stopping you from doing anything?
  • How many hours of sleep do you get?
  • Do you go to sleep and get up at a similar time most days? What time?
  • Do you wake feeling refreshed?
  • What exercise do you do?
  • Describe what you ate yesterday:
  • Describe what you eat in a normal day:
  • How often do you do something to relax eg. walk in nature, read a book for enjoyment, take a bubble bath etc.
  • How often do you take time to let your mind wander, meditate or pray?
  • How often do you stimulate your mind with a new or interesting challenge?

If you completed all the questions, great work, I’m sure you will have some insights about what to work on to optimise your energy levels.  Those insights in mind, what one small change can you commit to regularly, to start today? (tip: pick something that is easy to stick to to first create the habit eg. 5 minutes of exercise each morning if you never do any, 10 minutes to read for pleasure before bed etc).

See you for Day 3 tomorrow!

x

Sasha

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