First day back at work after the new baby and, funnily enough, I feel like I need more energy..!
What’s the quickest way to GET MORE ENERGY if your workload stays the same?
– – > Cut out all processed sugar from your diet and practice 10 minutes of mindfulness a day.
I’m a big fan of 30 day challenges. Whenever I do one I make a chart and pin it in my kitchen. It’s a visual cue each day to remind me to stick to it (don’t you find sometimes you just ‘forget’!).
I have to draw on it each day which has a tactile element and it gives a little endorphin kick each time I fill it in.
(Endorphins are the hormones which make you feel good when you “get things done”. Problem solving, ticking off a to-do list, tidying a room – they feel good because of endorphins.)
I also just start them when I feel like it – notice it’s started today on a Thursday. I haven’t waited until a Monday or the 1st of the month, that’s procrastination! I need more energy now so I’ll start now.
The other good thing about starting soon is that it meant I got to eat a LOT of chocolate yesterday 😉
If you need help improving your diet, you can book a free 15 minute consultation with our brilliant nutritionist, Adele, to see if she can help you.
And as for the mindfulness practice, I use the app ‘Headspace’. It’s great for beginners. It uses videos which give helpful analogies for what you’re trying to achieve with the meditation and it also has a ‘cool’ factor which makes it accessible.
So in 30 days I’m going to be a lean mean Zen machine!
If the workload has to stay the same, but you need more energy, you must omit the things that drain energy (sugar!) and use proven strategies to improve mood, concentration and memory (meditate).
Stay healthy! 🙂