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!