WASHINGTON, October 19, 2014 – An individual’s natural state of being is to be vibrant and fully alive. Yet many of us live out our daily lives feeling run down and constantly experiencing low energy.
If you are feeling worn out on a regular basis, my suggestion to you is to take a look at your thinking style. As you examine that key component, also consider how you are currently feeling and acting.
While doing so, it’s likely you will uncover a behavior pattern that is not aligned with your beliefs. Alternatively, you may find you are in a relationship that is out of alignment with who you really are.
Ask yourself: What am I thinking? Are my thoughts positive or negative? Who am I spending time with? Is my energy enhanced or diminished? What projects am I involved in? Do they take me towards my goals or away from them? Finally, are the things that I do what I want to do, and are the relationships I am in where I want to be?
Negative energy depletes you while positive energy energizes you. Anything that takes you away from your goals and what you want in life is negative, depleting or nonproductive. Anything that takes you toward your goals and what you desire is positive or productive. Be aware of the energy around you as well as the energy of those around you. You do not want to be in a toxic environment.
Everything on this planet is made up of energy: the food we eat, the chair we sit on, the clutter we leave around, the electronic waves that allow us to listen to the radio, the words we utter and the thoughts we have. Be prudent with how and with whom you spend your time.
If you find yourself in a situation that is clearly depleting, how you handle it determines whether you will feel better or worse. For instance, resilient people tend to have a higher energy level most of the time; people who are not as resilient seem to be more worn out most of the time.
Much of this phenomenon has to do with our mindset. Resilient individuals will view obstacles as stepping-stones to success. If they fail at something they do not stay in the failure mode too long. They learn from it and move forward. The non-resilient person will stay within the failure and will not bounce back as quickly.
Are you aware of the things in your life that deplete your energy, or are you unaware of your energy level until you are run down? The trick is to recognize the things in your life that are energizing or depleting so that you can have more control and balance over your life.
A run down or low energy feeling is a very important signal your body is giving you to get your attention. I work with clients on developing more awareness. Over time we all develop behavioral patterns. After all, we walk around much of the time on automatic. For that reason alone, it’s much more helpful if our own “automatic” is pinned in the positive zone.
Think of it this way: We do not think much about the air we breathe until our mouths and noses are covered. Suddenly, “Voilà!” We become instantly aware of the presence of air or the lack of it.
Because our default is automatic, it is vital to be proactive instead of reactive. Don’t wait until your air is cut off. Notice and be aware of yourself and of those around you and what you are feeling. Building awareness is hugely important. If you are not aware, you cannot make a change.
It is actually healthy that our bodies signal us regarding what we are physically or mentally feeling. Feeling run down doesn’t mean that we are lazy or unfit. It simply means we need to recharge our batteries.
Listen to your head and your heart to help determine what you truly want. More energy will help with clarity and focus. Meditation is a great practice to enhance your life and it is well worth the effort to set time aside to do that, even if it’s for just ten minutes each day.
When you truly find what you want to do, feeling run down will be a thing of the past.
A book suggestion I would highly recommend to help you support truly living a positive, thriving life is Arianna Huffington’s latest book, “Thrive,” which is available via Amazon and at most bookstores.
In addition, feel free to contact me for a complimentary awareness exercise to help you get on your way.
For More Information Contact:
Susan Commander Samakow, PCC, CPCC
Certified Business, Life & Leadership Focusing on Confidence & Resilience Strategies; Life, Career Transition, Business and Leadership Certified Mediator
www.selftalkcoach.com [email protected]
301-706-7226 or 703-574-0039
Ask Susan about the Stress Reducing techniques she teaches: EFT (tapping), Breathing Exercises, Meditation, and QiGong.