I’ve heard clients say they wish they had more hours in the day. But what most of them really mean is that they wish they had the energy to make better use of the time they do have.
When you’re feeling tired or overwhelmed you don’t have the energy to dream big or act boldly.
There are a number of reasons you may feel drained throughout the day, including not getting a good night’s sleep, eating foods that contribute to crashing blood sugar, and sitting still for too long. In a recent workshop I led at Rancho La Puerta we started by listing ways to keep energy levels high:
- Changing your scenery
- Eating foods that keep your blood sugar balanced
- Smelling mint
- Learning to better handle stress or be less over-extended
- Listening to music you like
- Giving yourself a reward at the end of the day
- Finding a passion project
- Having exciting conversations
- Getting out in nature
I then asked the group a series of questions, which helped them map out personalized plans to work on their energy levels. (Curious about what we did? I can tell you more in a free introductory session.)
Here’s the worksheet we used, as well as two magazines articles I wrote about having all the energy you need.
SMART Goals worksheet–strengths in center