What could you do…?
If you had unlimited energy.
If you had unlimited energy you would be an unstoppable force of nature. You would be able to accomplish all your goals, take on any project, work through the most difficult of problems and deal with all that life has to throw at you. The truth is at that you very nearly do have that kind of energy. The question is how do you go about harnessing that energy?
Occasionally we are exhausted by life. The feeling can be overwhelming when that happens. If you examine those times where the day is done and your energy is too, they will often coincide with the days you were focused on tasks and activities that are not motivating. Equally important and often underestimated is the type fuel you put in your engine. For me, this is a vegetarian diet with as much whole foods as possible and it has made a difference. I won’t go into great detail here and now, but one of the most important things that you can do for your energy level is to eat a well balanced, whole food diet that is as organic as you can afford.
But there are really two kinds of energy, psychological and physical. Psychological energy is impacted by the kinds of things you choose to do or not do. Physical energy is impacted by your psychological energy as well as the physical conditioning of your body and the food you use for fuel. It is important to consider that tapping into your energy and getting peak performance requires you to harness and focus both kinds of energy.
Think about this, in any given day you will have the opportunity to perform countless activities, many of them done mindlessly. Some of those little things that you do create energy, others burn energy. Days where you end up feeling burned out and used up are days where you have spent time doing things that don’t create energy. You are caught up doing things that you don’t have passion for. There is no doubt that physical conditioning and nutrition contribute, but it is the day to day grind, grind, grind that chews us up and then spits us out. It’s the grind people. Think about it, you don’t refer to the things you love doing as “the grind.” Yet we all get caught up on the hamster wheel of having to do things we don’t like, don’t value and don’t create energy for us. To be sure there are days we have used up our full store of energy and then some, if you are tired, you probably did things that were on balance more energizing than depleting. If you feel burned out you probably pushed through tasks and activities that you did not want to do, but felt a need to do. I know that there is an element of “that’s life” and that almost all of us have to do things that we do not want to do. But is that the life you want?
The keys to unlocking your energy: exercise, a balanced and healthy diet proportionate to your activity level and reducing the time spent on tasks and activities that burn energy. As you engage these keys, the tumblers will turn and the locking mechanism will open. You will find more energy and it builds on itself. The greater emphasis that you place on all three keys the more energy you will unlock.
If you could…..?
What could you do?