The internet is full of energy hacks.
Try fasting! Put butter in your coffee! Take this supplement!
What if you tried it all – and your doctor also declared the samples the best and healthiest?
However, your energy and focus are still not where you want them to be.
Is it time to face the fact that you will never feel as brave or accomplish as much as you want to?
Nope not quite.
There’s a good chance you haven’t explored all of your options yet. In this article, we will share three unexpected solutions. Try one, two or all three – and prepare to feel much better.
#1: Improve your sleep environment.
Our sleep habits are related to our physical environment.
For example, one PN client couldn’t figure out why she avoided sleeping every night.
Her bedroom turned out to be a junkyard, reminding her of all the work she hadn’t done yet. More stress means less sleep.
The thing is…
A comfortable environment is essential to getting a good night’s rest.
People sleep better when their bedroom is ideal for comfort, light, noise, and temperature.
Experiment: Redesign your sleeping area.
Think of this experience on two levels.
Level 1: De-clutter.
Celebrity cleaning consultant, author, and Netflix star Marie Kondo based the “KonMari” cleaning method on this idea:
You can turn your home into a space of serenity and inspiration just by eliminating clutter.
In addition to helping you fall asleep, a comfortable and calm environment can lead to mental clarity. (Hey, the energy you’ve been missing!)
Most importantly, your bedroom doesn’t have to be perfect, and you don’t have to do all the cleaning at once.
(If you’re totally happy sleeping in a pile of laundry or with your pet tarantula… have fun.)
This customer we mentioned earlier, for example, is committed to tackling one small pile of things every day.
Within a few weeks, her bedroom had become a sanctuary instead of a litter.
And imagine what? She couldn’t wait to crawl into bed every night, relax with a cup of tea, read a good book, and go to sleep.
Which leads us to…
Level 2: Redesign your sleep environment.
Once you clear out the clutter, consider getting your bedroom ready for optimal sleep. You may want to edit:
➤ Light levels and quality: Dim or red/orange spectrum light (as opposed to bright or blue/green spectral light) can help promote sleep and relaxation.
For some people, night lighting adds a sense of security, making it easier to fall asleep.
➤ Environment temperature: In general, body temperature drops during sleep, so enjoying a cool environment promotes sleep. However, some people may find warmth more comfortable, preferring a warm blanket or a warm bath before bed. Again, go with what works for you (or your client).
Noise levels (and silence): Some people need silence to sleep better. Others find background sounds — such as music, storm playlists, songbirds, or white noise — more relaxing.
➤ tactile stimulation: How do you feel about the flannel pajamas? Fluffy cat or dog? Body pillow or stuffed animal? Heavy blanket?
Don’t forget: these are all experiences.
Not everyone is alike. Try things, and see what works.
#2. Help yourself feel socially safe.
Humans need supportive social bonds.
However, other people often cause the most pain.
In other words, relationships can be a source of energy… or an energy drain.
One way to measure whether a relationship is giving or taking your energy: attachment.
Attachment is the ability to form strong, secure, and stable bonds with others.
When you are securely connectedFeel free to be yourself and express your needs. You trust that the other person will support you and be an ally and advocate. You can also gain energy from being involved and connecting.
when I was Not Attached securelyYou may feel as if you cannot honestly share your true thoughts or feelings. And that can be stressful.
Your energy is drained by hiding yourself and trying to control the emotions of others and/or trying to protect yourself from their toxicity.
Experiment: Take an inventory of attachments.
Make a list of the people in your life.
Include animals (such as a dog, cat, or horse) in addition to yourself.
For each relationship, consider how strong, secure, secure, or supportive the connection or connection is.
- strong: The bond is strong and virtually unbreakable. This relationship has “life” and vitality. You are online.
- security: You feel validated by your sincerity, vision, and acceptance. You can be messy, real, and fragile, and you won’t be criticized, judged, or rejected.
- Believe: You trust this relationship. He will be there for you no matter what.
- supports: The other person genuinely cares about your goals and values and wants to help you succeed.
Make some notes.
Whatever you notice, don’t judge it. Just watch. Next, record your answers to these questions:
- World Health Organization Give You have energy when you interact with them? World Health Organization banks He. She?
- Relationships that feel Most connected and close? What gives you that feeling?
- Which relationships do you feel? more complicatedAnd Risky, meaningless, or unsafe? What gives you that feeling?
- Who helps you move into existence? The person you want to be? How exactly do they do that?
Once you have your answers, think about relationships that might be stealing some of your energy. Is there anything you can do to strengthen it? Or is it time to let go of some?
On the contrary, who gives you energy, and how can you spend more quality time really get involved?
Perhaps, instead of liking his photo on social media, you communicate Uncle who always makes you laugh. Or instead of throwing a gritty ball at your dog while you’re distracted on your tablet, you take Fluffy for a nature walk.
The answers won’t necessarily include a quick fix. (You may not want to separate your sister despite the draining of your relationship.)
But spreading awareness about how relationships energize or drain you can be an essential step.
#3: Give back… wisely
Research has shown that giving others time can help you feel like you have more time in general.1
but there is a problem. You can also exhaust yourself, especially if you give the wrong reasons, like pleasing certain people, for example.
To gain energy rather than drain it, choose carefully the service and care you provide, and take care of yourself, too. Look for options that bring you and others joy and comfort, but do not overburden you.
When you prioritize what you truly value, and choose your care and service carefully (rather than just one extra commitment), giving others a great feeling – rather than just another stressful chore that pays You are Further down your to-do list.
Experiment: Create your personal mission statement.
First, consider these questions.
- Are you someone who enjoys thinking big questions?
- Are you someone who prefersJust the factsAnd you don’t have much time for this nonsense?
- Do you include your cultural traditions Existential, philosophical and/or spiritual exploration? If so, how and what?
- Have you ever gone through a profound experience that changed your life and was “bigger than me”? feeling wonder and awe? Or something that changed your sense of “self”? If so what?
- The reverse side: Have you ever had a file One minute experience Which made a big difference? (Think: A kind word when you were down, a spontaneous gesture, sharing real affection with someone, a joke that stunned you and made you laugh in spite of yourself?)
Take this exercise a step further by writing a personal mission statement. List three existential commandments (or at least personal barriers) that will guide you in your life.
Dig deep and think about the following questions:
- what is it Core Values and Beliefs This drive what you do?
- how could you Give back or support others through your daily life, your career, your volunteer work – or simply by being you?
- What are the aspects of life? the most important for you? What would you like to try while you are here?
- What kind of files legacy Do you want to be left behind?
- Well now: what is it Smallest version possible (Think: 5 minutes work or less) From all of the above?
With your personal mission statement at hand, brainstorm ways you might be able to return the favor without completely exhausting yourself, such as trying to brighten someone’s day and make them smile, bringing coffee to a co-worker, or opening the door to Somebody.
Note: You will likely find that you Previously Return the favor in some ways.
that’s cool. Realize that, and remember that it’s a good reason to get out of bed every day, every day.
Here is an example. Let’s say you are a health coach who is passionate about helping others live their lives better.
You probably already return the favor by working with clients. But you can also:
- Volunteer at a food bank, refugee reception center or soup kitchen to help Everyone Eat healthy – or even just eat a square meal.
- Start, or contribute to, a community garden, cooking program, or walking group to promote neighborhood health.
- Organize a mini-sports league (like a game of “everyone welcome” soccer) with neighborhood kids to help fight sedentary habits.
- Offer a free training place to someone in need.
Energy can hide in amazing places.
experiences in this story? It is just the beginning. No all A solution for better focus and energy that will work for you or anyone else. However, chances are, if you keep experimenting, you will eventually find the focus, courage, and motivation you desire.
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If you are a health and fitness coach…
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It helps clients “unlock” and makes everything else easier – whether they want to eat better, move more, lose weight, or get back in shape.
And for coaches: it gives you a rare skill that sets you apart as an outstanding change maker.
The all-new PN Level 1 Certification for Sleep, Stress Management, and Recovery Coaching will show you how.
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