It's taken me a life time to learn this simple self kindness equation.
X = the amount of energy I have in any given day.
Things that take away energy:
J = junk food T = toxic or negative people A= anxiety W= work E = emotional upset L = lack of recovery (sleep, rest, mental down time, physical exhaustion) P = pain of any kind (physical, emotional, spiritual, mental) x = excerise take some energy
Things that give back energy:
X = Exercise H = Fresh food R = Laughter M = Meditation S = Sleep
Some days look like this: X = (J + 10A + 4E + L+ P + x )
All of that can happen before ten o'clock. I can:
- eat junk for breakfast,
- feel anxious about something,
- become emotionally upset,
- not take the time to recover from a workout and
- feel physical pain.
Suddenly, it's ten o'clock and I'm exhausted. Does this happen to you?
Knowing this equation, I manage my energy levels. Because when I run out of energy, I am not the kind Claudia I strive to be.
How? I work to keep the energy eaters at bay. I rid myself of toxic interactions. I work to keep anxiety away. When I feel anxious, I used techniques like EFT or REBT to work through the situation. I write in my journal daily to keep emotional upset at a minimum. I used the Sleep Tracks to make certain I sleep at night. And exercise has to be a part of my daily life.
What do you do to manage your energy levels?
How do you make sure you have enough energy to accomplish what you need to?