10 Easy Strategies to Revitalize Your Energy

Written by Karen Cross

Between your family,repparttar demands of work, household chores, social activities, etc., findingrepparttar 148690 energy to keep up with all your commitments can be exhausting. Everything feels like it needs your attention now. You’ve got so much going on in your life that it’s just one great big juggling act. Getting things under control will require energy you simply don’t have. There just isn’t any more left to give.

Energy is a precious commodity that when spread too thin leaves people feeling drained, overwhelmed, and stressed. When there’s too much going on in your life, I call that clutter. Clutter happens when people try to put everything atrepparttar 148691 top of their priority list and then try to give everything equal and immediate attention. It’s like throwing a whole bunch of tennis balls up inrepparttar 148692 air and then running around frantically trying to keep them all up there. Of course, this is impossible! The end result… Half finished projects, burnout, not enough rest, illness, lack of focus, lack of direction, feeling stuck, etc.

So how do you get more energy to be able to handle everything?

You don’t.

That’s right, you don’t!

The truth is, you only have so much energy. Once it’s used up, that’s it, there’s no more! The trick is to manage your energy more effectively. To do this, start to implement these easy and simple strategies:

1) Tune in to yourself – Start to pay attention torepparttar 148693 messages you send yourself. Are you telling yourself that you should be able to multi-task and get everything done? Do you criticize yourself if you don’t get everything done? It is important to shift these internal messages and give yourself permission to let things go.

2) Set priorities – Setting priorities is about asking yourself 2 questions: 1) what absolutely needs my attention right now, and 2) what do I need to let go of? In asking yourself these questions, you will make choices that will conserve your energy. Determine what your top 5 priorities are and stay focused on these.

3) Schedule “you time” – “You time” is a period of time inrepparttar 148694 day when you do something for yourself. During this time, you’re not answeringrepparttar 148695 phone, checking email, answeringrepparttar 148696 door, listening to messages, responding to any demands of any kind, etc. It could be a block of 15 minutes or it could be an hour. It doesn’t matter. Just as long as you make a commitment to yourself that during that time, you are doing something for you (going for a walk, listening to calming music, closing your eyes, enjoying a cup of tea, reading a good book…).

4) Breathe – This may seem rather obvious as people are required to breathe. However, when people are in chaos, breathing becomes shallow and rapid. To slow yourself down, remember to breathe deeply. Take a couple minutes on a frequent basis during each day to take some good deep breaths.

Tired of suffering? Joy is a choice

Written by Dr. Ulla Sebastian

If you hadrepparttar choice between joy and suffering in your life, which would you choose? You would probably say joy. But think about it. Would you really be willing to give up your drama forrepparttar 148646 sake of joy? Or do you think that joy and suffering can exist side by side?

They cannot. Suffering and joy exclude each other. Suffering is fed by feelings of self-devaluation and failure. They confirm one's notion of worthlessness and legitimate one's suffering.

It is important to distinguish between suffering and pain. Pain signalizes an injury or an imbalance in our system. Suffering is a fixation onrepparttar 148647 pain, an attitude of ignorance or an attempt to find an identity.

For many people their life drama isrepparttar 148648 basis of their identity. Their aim in life is to gain recognition forrepparttar 148649 suffering that they have endured. This is a very human and legitimate need. The problem is that recognisingrepparttar 148650 suffering does not cure it. Onrepparttar 148651 contrary.

The knowledge that it gets you attention and compassion from others givesrepparttar 148652 suffering additional value. It becomes a tool for gaining affection. The suffering is thereby strengthened, and it becomes even more difficult to free yourself from its grip.

Suffering can berepparttar 148653 result ofrepparttar 148654 daily little disasters that for many people is a way to feel alive. For some is itrepparttar 148655 only familiar way how to participate in life.

Suffering can also be a quiet accuse that life is unjust and hard. In such a case, you may feel like a victim ofrepparttar 148656 circumstances. As a victim, you give your power torepparttar 148657 circumstances.

We suffer when we lose a loved one. It is important at this point to distinguish betweenrepparttar 148658 pain overrepparttar 148659 loss and suffering. Pain is a natural reaction to loss. The pain passes, if you allow yourself to mournrepparttar 148660 loss. After such active mourning you turn back to life.

Guilt feelings or rage againstrepparttar 148661 injustice ofrepparttar 148662 world feed suffering. If you do not recognise and acknowledge these feelingsrepparttar 148663 suffering then can turn into a victim position.

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