Want More Energy & Effectiveness?

3 Simple Steps to Have More Energy

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"I just can't seem to get moving the way I usually do.  I'm exhausted and have way too much to do.  I feel like I'm dialing it in at work and at home. I need more energy!" Does this sound like you?  A million things to do, not enough hours in the day.  You may find you  just don't have the energy you need to be fully effective at work, fully present with your family and loved ones, and able to bring your best self to your community.

Here's What  To Do
1. Create a New Morning Routine

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What you've been doing in the past is not working now.  So start over.  First thing out of bed, move your body in some way Stretching, yoga, walking, working out.  Get your body moving. A great deal of research days this will double your productivity, mental clarity, and effectiveness.  And track it every night- what did you do and for how long.

And while you do it, listen to something that inspires you.  It might be an inspirational podcast, an ebook, a daily devotional- just not the news or anything about your work! Do not check email for another hour.  You're not ready for it.

Eat something healthy.  Something that fuels you for your day. Add in the appropriate vitamins and supplements.  I usually have an organic blueberry, steamed kale smoothie with chocolate almond mile plus eggs and quinoa. Email me at snowden@firedupnow.com if you want the recipe.

Look at your calendar and visualize success at each point in the day.  Who do you need to be your best self for?  What preparation do you need to do?  See the outcome for the highest good of all.

2. Learn Something New

Do you have a hobby you love but rarely do?  Is there something you have always wanted to learn?  Now is the time to schedule that in.  We get new energy when we are learning new skill sets- it excites our brain and creates a freshness in our lives. Look at continuing education courses at local colleges- most start up in January.  Or go on line for the next level of education in your favorite hobby.  Start growing again. I've just signed up for a six month training program on line and I am loving it!

3. Take Quiet Time

Science has shown that quiet and silence are critical for our brain to recharge, just as is sufficient sleep.  Schedule in at least a half hour a day of quiet, even if that means you give up something else. (hint: not sleep-your brain needs at least 7 hours a night)  Don't turn on any device, don't talk on the phone, just be quiet.  An ideal place to do this would be in nature, sitting by moving water of some sort or near trees.  This stillness will center you automatically, recharge you.

This is part one of two articles on boosting your energy.  Start making changes today and you will definitely see your energy improve. And let me know what you do- I'd love to hear from you.

Snowden

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©2019, Snowden McFall, Fired Up! You may reprint if you credit me with content.Follow me on social media @snowdenmcfall