How to create an energy explosion and take your energy to the next level and Replenish Your Emotional Energy.
A major challenge Fleet Managers face today is not having enough energy and drive. They are tired during the day, have a hard time waking up in the morning and feel sluggish.
Before we dive in, here’s a few of the benefits of being energized and healthy.
- More passion and excitement
- Improved productivity and performance
- More happiness and fulfillment
- Improved memory
- Better mood
- Reduced risk of disease
- More resourceful and innovative
“It’s not about time management, it’s about energy management” Dr. Oz
Stop Seeking the Perfect Work/Life Balance
Is there such a thing as a work/life balance, or is it just a way to add more stress in our lives? Balance is temporary, brief and short lived.
Start reflecting on what gives you energy and what depletes it. Spend more time on what gives you energy and guard against, or eliminate what depletes your energy.
look for ways to get a better Return on Energy (ROE), and leverage it to create more moments of positive energy for living, fulfillment and happiness.
How Do I Get More Physical Energy?
Exercise, and I don’t mean extensive cardio. Working out for 10 minutes every morning can help stimulate the receptors in your brain and gives your cells more energy to burn.
Start with a couple stretches, followed with 5 or 10 pushups or sit ups or a nice walk or jog around the block. A good 10 minute work-out and exercising causes your body to release stress hormones and can make you feel energized.
Start slow, two or three days a week and then move to four or five days a week. Just get started today! You will feel stronger physically and mentally.
Nutrition equals energy. Learning how much and what foods bring you energy and what foods deplete energy can be a bit of a challenge. I’m not a health expert by any means, but I would like to share some of the success I’ve personal experienced and the foods that I have found that helps maintain and increase my energy level.
To kick start my mornings I blend up a green smoothie that consists of kale or spinach, an apple or banana and some frozen fruit or ice and orange juice.
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Good Digestion equals energy. It’s better to eat small meals and snacks throughout the day and keep from becoming full. The digestive process is one of the body’s most energy consuming processes depleting your energy.
One of the reasons I like smoothies and raw living foods is the fact that it digests quicker and easier giving me more energy from the nutrients and it doesn’t deplete my energy in the process.
Here are some of my favorite snack foods to keep my energy levels up throughout the day:
Sliced cucumbers, walnuts, almonds, broccoli, celery and a variety of trail mixes all help reduce fatigue and supply a steady intake of nutrients.
- Drink plenty of water. One of the first signs that you are not drinking enough water is fatigue.
- Avoid processed foods. Consume as much organic and fresh living foods as possible.
- Soak your raw almonds overnight, It really brings out the flavor.
- 70% or more of your daily intake should consist of water rich foods. mixed greens, non-starchy vegetables, fruits and baked fish are a few examples of watery foods.
Replenish Your Emotional Energy
When it comes to building success and happiness in life, emotional energy plays a big role in the part. The National Institute on Aging supports the finding that 70 percent of the energy needed comes from emotional energy, whereas physical energy supplies 30 percent of one’s total energy.
Researcher and author Daniel Goleman believes we can learn how to increase our emotional energy by increasing our emotional intelligence. (EQ) is the ability to identify, use, understand, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, overcome challenges, and defuse conflict.
You can accomplish this through diligent practice in the areas of self-awareness, impulse control and being persistent. In Danial Goldman’s book Emotional Intelligence, Goleman demonstrates that these traits can be nurtured and strengthened in all of us.
In Peter Voodg’s new book “6 months to 6 figures” he has you do an exercise where he asks you to write down the top five positive emotions that help you take action, deal with challenges and experience more out of life.
Here are some examples:
Passion, Love, Courage, Excitement, Creativity, Resourcefulness, Eagerness, Motivated, Ambitious, Caring, Curious, Healthy, Alive.
Next, he has you write down the top five negative emotions that you use the most, emotions that cause you to feel frustrated, repel people away from you and prevent you from taking action.
Here are some examples:
Resentment, Anxiety, Hostility, Distracted, Moody, Emotional, Inconsistent, Frustrated, reactive, Intimidating, Impatient, Stubborn, Rude, Depressed and Aggravated.
NOTE: When we dwell on negative emotions, the quality of our energy is hugely diminished. Stay focused on the top five positive emotions you wrote down and feel your energy increase.
6 Additional Ways to Replenish Your Energy
Sit quietly and relax your mind and body. Relaxing your muscles will bring much needed oxygen to your cells.
- Drink a glass of water
Dehydration is one of the most common causes of fatigue. Try drinking 8 glasses of water a day and see if you notice a difference in your energy level.
- Lighten up
No need to make a mountain out of a molehill.
- Practice gratitude
Avoid using the word want, and express gratitude to others daily
Oh, the magic of music… it can relax you or energize you. A little rock and roll when cooking up a storm or doing your household chores. Try a little classical music if you are working on an intense project, writing a book or employee manual.
Is the task at hand moving you or your team forward? Are you getting a return on your energy investment?
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