1. Be grateful.
Being aware of what others are adding to your life and letting them know supports your relationships.
- Who are your grateful for?
- How have they added value to your life?
- Did you tell them?
Raise your energy and self-esteem by acknowledging what you are grateful for within yourself.
- What are you grateful for about you?
Feeling good about your life circumstances, such as where you live or what you own can make your heart warmer.
- What are you grateful for about your life in general?
2. Learn something new today.
Learning gives you ways to keep moving.
- What are you curious about in your life and work?
- What do you want to learn more about?
Centering or meditation assists you to focus, be clear and in the moment. I found a meditation that helps calm my mind by bringing me into my senses. This gives my mind something to do and quiets it. I love it.
- How can you center yourself?
- What can you do to calm yourself down?
4. Balance being active with being in the moment.
I was really tired the other day and I tried to do nothing as Peter Fenner says in his book Radiant Mind. By being in the moment like this throughout the day I got a lot more accomplished and I had more energy for all my activities. I wasn’t pushing my adrenals or stressing about anything.
- How could you bring this kind of non-outcome oriented method to your day?
- How could you balance just being, with getting things done within your activities today?
5. Focus on the progress you have made.
We often focus on what went wrong or what we didn’t get done, however, this drains our energy levels. Instead, focus on the progress you made today.
- What did you get done today?
- What skills enabled you to get this done?
Living on the edge can help stretch your skill and confidence levels. If you stepped outside your comfort zone today, ask yourself:
- What enabled you to be courageous and exercise risk today?
When you get to know this about yourself, you will learn to make ongoing progress by exercising your risk muscles.
6. Break your larger goals down into manageable chunks.
Smaller chunks are doable and action brings helpful energy along with it.
- What are the next steps in your projects that are easily doable?
- What steps take more time and effort to accomplish?
Assessing your goals like this and writing them down enables you to determine what to do and when to pursue each next step. These actions will help you stay focused and make progress.
7. Get happy.
I saw a blog post that said you should dance around your office. Isn’t that fun? There must be a million ways to increase your happiness and energy levels.
- What makes you happy?
- Can you do whatever this is for 5 minutes to raise your energy and happiness levels?
Answering these questions enables you to get moving in ways that work for you.
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