5 Steps to Get More Energy Today!

5 Steps to Get More Energy Today!

The one commodity we all want is energy: energy to do the things we have to do, like take care of the house, the kids, and the bills, and energy to do the things we love, like sports, shopping, and hobbies. You may have begun complaining you were low energy when you were in your teens or twenties, and that feeling of not enough energy has by now become chronic.

Good news! There are 5 simple steps you can take to reverse the drain on your energy tank, and start filling it every day, rather than continuing to let it be siphoned off.

1. Connect With Others
Nurture your good relationships and end the bad ones. It is important to have close relationships and feel a sense of connection to at least one important person in your life. If you stay in regular contact with people – it doesn’t matter if it is a family member, co-worker, or friend from high school – your energy level will be positively impacted. At the same time, end relationships that are robbing you of energy; disconnect from supposed friends and family that wear you out; life it too short to spend your precious energy on problem people.

If you feel an absence where relationships should be, then I urge you to take steps to fill it. Find a local community group that shares a common interest like gardening or reading; volunteer at a shelter or local campaign office; sign up for dating sites online; be open to opportunities to make new friends and form lasting and meaningful relationships. This connection with others will help you stay energized.

2. Connect With Yourself
Your connection with yourself is just as important as your connection with others. Your own spiritual health is an important component in how much energy you have. If you are connected spiritually to your inner self and higher consciousness, you are far more likely to feel energetic and ready to take on life’s challenges in all of its forms. There are endless ways you can connect with yourself spiritually – whether it’s through meditation, yoga, singing, cooking, pottery, art, prayer, music, sports – the list is endless – so long as you can feel a sense of meaning in life beyond yourself and feel connected to the bigger picture when doing the activity. Take some time every day to engage yourself in something that allows you to step outside your bubble of “me” and loosen the hold of ego. And once you have connected to the deeper, inner parts of yourself, you will find that you will lose your fear of change, which is another drain on your energy.

3. Respect Your Body
While no one is going to be perfectly healthy in every aspect all the time – everyone has some aches and pains at some point or other – you can make a point to protect your health by adopting a healthy lifestyle and choosing to take good care of your body. Do you eat poorly? Do you smoke? Do you drink too much? Do you exercise enough? Do you get enough sleep and fresh air?

You can change your old habits and instill new ones that are healthy and will foster not just better physical health, but increase your energy level. It is said that it only takes 21 days to implant a new habit. In just three short weeks, you can make the positive changes you need to take better care of yourself and your body. Your mind and soul will thank you for it, and you will be connecting not just to yourself, but to all the grace in the universe as well, which is the ultimate source of all energy.

4. The Importance of Touch
Touch is very important to your energy level. Touch keeps the energy flowing and opens up the energetic pathways. Besides touch with an intimate partner, there’s also massage, acupuncture, and other modalities that provide healing touch. The more in-tune your body is with touch, the more in-tune you will be with your overall energy level.

5. Briefly Unplug
When was the last time you gave yourself an hour unplugged? I’m not suggesting there’s anything wrong with being plugged in – I believe that the internet, Facebook and other social sites are a great way to stay connected and, in that respect, are a source of energy. But working an hour or so into your day for meditation, napping, or just hanging out on the porch talking to friends, is a good way to re-energize as it allows your energy field a break from EMFs (electro-magnetic frequencies) that can be fatiguing.

The 21st Century is full of constant drains on our energy levels; life is too short and valuable to feel tired. Try incorporating these five tips into your life starting today and you will be well on your path toward reversing the energy drain and becoming more energized!


Wake Up!

Wake Up!

I was asked recently to share some of my wisdom and life lessons in just a few words. I chose to share one of the most important lessons in life that I believe everyone can live and learn by, and that is the lesson of waking up. I tell a story about the Buddha that will help you see the importance of being awake.

According to the ancient seers, we are really asleep, dreaming that this world is real. Actually, everything we’re dealing with is an illusion. It is essential to feel and live in the present moment and understand what that means for you and everyone around you, but at the same time to realize how illusory it all is. That way, you won’t let your past weigh you down or be frightened of what the future may hold.

We are all part of a Oneness that connects us all. Humanity is larger than all of us as individuals. If everyone would do their part to wake up, our humanity as a whole would be in a much higher and blessed state. On a smaller scale, however, it is time for each of us to wake up as individuals. You alone have to power to make yourself happier, healthier and more aware of your meaning here on earth.

Please read my article in Inspire Me Today about waking up at:


Simple Steps for Meditation

Everyone is super busy and frantic these days, so it feels even more difficult to find time to slow down. With all of the extra technology today, we have all become mega-experts at multi-tasking. So how do you find time to take a deep breath and slow down?

The good news is you can slow down if you take the time to find your inner serenity and peace and make it a habit to meditate daily. With daily meditation, not only will you feel the amazing benefits on your mind, body, and soul, but you will find that your productivity will increase as well, so it truly behooves you to give daily meditation a shot!

There are some simple steps to help you fit meditation into your busy schedule:

Step One is to meditate when you first wake up! This one is the easiest to add to your daily routine because it happens before you shower or eat or check email and start feeling all those distractions that pull you in a million different directions. Start your day right!

Step Two is to try to find time later in the day before dinner for a second daily meditation. This one might be tougher if you work in a busy office all day, but not impossible! Try closing your door and putting a “Do Not Disturb” note on it for a few minutes or asking your assistant to hold all calls for a little while. You’ll notice this afternoon meditation time will revitalize you and get you through the rest of your day.

Step Three is to make sure your meditation space is shielded from noises and distractions. It sounds impossible to find absolute quiet these days, but a few simple things you can do to minimize the noise and help yourself slip into that place of silence are turning off the ringer on your phones (both cell phone and landline, if you have both) and the sound on your computer. You’d be surprised how even the silent ringer on your phone or the click of a new email arriving in your inbox can distract you from your task at hand!

There are a few other easy hints to help you add daily meditation to your life which you can read about in my latest article in Om Times at: