Recently, I gave a talk on Periscope entitled "Self-Care Habits for High Energy." I gave 4 great points that can truly help you in your self-care practices and increase your energy levels. Check out the tips below. You can watch the video, listen to the audio or read my thoughts below.
(1) Create Healthy Boundaries
One of the first things that you can do for yourself to have high energy is to create healthy boundaries. To clarify, a boundary is the ability to say no when you mean no, and yes when you mean yes. You reserve your sacred yes by saying No when you need to.
Healthy boundaries are the key to maintaining your energy. If you don’t have them, people and situations will drain your energy. For example, you end up doing things that you don't want to do. Then, you will use additional energy by feeling resentful for doing things you don't desire to do. Without proper boundaries, you will spend energy on things, people, and relationships that don't work for you or are not in alignment with your goals or energy. You may also encounter and be more susceptible to "Energy Vampires," which are people who will drain your energy if you let them.
And the reverse is also true. If you surround yourself with high energy people, you will increase your energy! Again, you must have healthy boundaries to take proper care of yourself - mind, body, and spirit - as well as maintain high energy levels.
(2) Design Self-Care Practices & Routines For You
This tip is simple. Your self-care needs are distinct to you. Therefore, your self-care routines and practices should be as individual as you are. Take some time to figure out what things or activities make you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. Start listening to yourself. Start to hear what makes your heart sing. Just because your best likes yoga and meditation doesn't mean that works for you. Other ideas include journaling, meditating, spending time with friends, exercising, or spending time in nature. If you are looking for more self-care ideas, sign up for my email list to receive the 31 Self-Care Ideas For Mamas PDF. Once you figure out what works for you, schedule it. (Check out my Mama Love Planner for self-care planning and scheduling!)
(3) Eat Best For Your Body
Eat best for your body is so important. Quality food in equals quality energy out. You don't need to have a Ph.D. in nutrition and biochemistry to understand that your body thrives off of "alive," nutrient dense foods, and not processed or "dead" foods. Remember, food gives you life. And of course, you should listen to your body. Take note of your energy levels when you eat certain foods. I’ve changed my diet a couple of times and I’ve noticed the difference that my diet makes on my energy levels. Figure out what works best for your body. It could be as simple as drinking more water. Or you could try eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat a few days a week. Or you can go completely vegetarian or vegan. Just experiment. And if you need help figuring out where to start, Google the elimination diet. The key is to take note of what works best for your body and be consistent. Remember good food in equals good energy out!
(4) Take A Social Media Fast To Clear Your Mind & Spirit
The last tip is to consider taking a social media fast to clear your mind and spirit. Unplug! Sometimes it is so good to "check out" for a while so you can “check in” to yourself. A media fast from television, internet, and social media will reduce your mental clutter. If you are looking to hear your intuition or listen to yourself, you need to get quiet. In addition, you will free up not only your energy but your time too. Try it!
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