4 Things to Focus on to Pick Yourself Up and Re-Energize Your Life

You won the lottery. We all won the lottery. Against all the odds, we were created and given the chance to enjoy 86,000 seconds over and over again. It is an incredible feat that deserves to be toasted everyday and celebrated like lottery wins as we have come to know them. However, just because we beat the odds doesn’t automatically mean that life is going to be easy. Maybe it should be, but it it isn’t. It is stressful. We get pushed and pulled in every which way as we try to manage all the conflicting priorities that we get served up. We work too hard and don’t get to see our families enough. We get dragged away on business trips to0 often and don’t get to holiday as often as our bodies deserve. We have personal issues too. There is a word – sonder – which is the recognition that each passerby has a life and complex as your own, and that says it all.

That is why it is so important that you find ways and time to re-energize on a daily basis. Our energy gets sucked out of us so fast; we need to restore the balance and make sure we address the negative energy with a more positive one. Luckily for you, there are simple ways to achieve this and transform your life an extraordinary amount.

Your Body

With all the day to day demands placed on us, it is so easy to get lost in a horrible cycle that sees us mistreat our bodies without even realizing it. We go to bed too late and get up too early. We don’t hydrate enough. We don’t feed ourselves properly, telling ourselves we haven’t got time to make and eat a healthy lunch and so a Subway will do. And there lies the problem. Your behavior is making you even more exhausted, the kind that makes it even harder to live well (yes, we’re talking another bad sleep and yet more bad eats). That’s why it is so important you stop this cycle now, even if it is just for a weekend, or just for a day, or even just for a single meal. Drink a glass of ice-cold water with lemon, eat a healthy meal packed full of super foods (green foods) and then slip under the sheets a seriously early hour for a super snooze.

Your Mind

Worrying has never cured anything. That is a fact. Baz even taught us that we can worry but we should know that worrying is about as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. However, clearing our mind of worry, anxiety and negative thoughts is easier said than done. However, it is just a sense of perspective. It is just an attitude things. If you don’t like something, then change it, and if you can’t change it then change the way you think about it. Of course, it could be you need a little encouragement on this side, so why not grab yourself some Himalayan Salt Lamps and make a room, or corner of your home, a place of peace and positive thinking. It could be exactly what you need.

Enjoyment

We owe it to ourselves to have some fun. We can’t work all day everyday; the rat race just isn’t worth it. We’re not saying go on vacation four times a month, we’re just saying allow yourself 15 minutes of rejuvenation and laughs when things start to get on top of you. Your may think this will only add to the time-pressures that you may be under, but you’ll be surprised at how effectively this can help you think clearer and how much more energized you will be. Don’t let life’s pleasures pass you by just because stress is building up. Go and see Susan in sales; you know she will make you laugh. Step outside and have a five-minute walk, taking in the sights of spring. Call your best friend. It doesn’t matter what, it just matters that you do.

Gratitude

We don’t mean to, but most of us take things for granted. All those little pleasures we have in life seem to become part of the norm even though they are wonderful and special, and we are lucky to have them in our lives. So, when your day is starting to take a turn toward negativity town, why not take a few minutes to remember everything you are grateful for; your husband or wife or boyfriend or girlfriend, your family, your children, your cozy home, your friends, your herb garden. There is so much we take for granted that we actually adore, and these things are all too often the very things that can snap us out of our funk, make us smile and help us conquer the day.

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