I had to learn energy management.
Because for years I didn’t manage it. I learned the HARD way: I got sick from burnout & adrenal fatigue. Lost my vitality & playfulness, emotionally exhausted. Felt like a failure even though I worked HARD.
For a few years it felt like I’d really gotten on the wrong damn bus!
What I had to do was learn & TRAIN how to figure it out, take responsibility, and sustain myself while enjoying my life, not just sleepwalk through it.
I had to think DIFFERENT and it had to happen fast; throw out the bad beliefs and bullshit excuses that weren’t working for me. I did what I had to do.
I learned and read and trained. I practiced and screwed up and tried again.
I learned to fill up my tank, manage my thoughts, & regain my enthusiasm. I practiced. That’s when my business grew, people and opportunities came my way, wealth grew, and life started to FLOW.
In today’s video, I give you specific ways to pay attention to your energy so it grows. Give it your attention and SEE how it works for you. Don’t just trust me, try it in your life so you get your own first-hand experience.
Here’s what I share in the video:
- Know YOUR energetic baseline first.
Do you know how you personally feel when you have a lot of energy vs. a little? Are you naturally energetic? What activities give you energy vs. drain it? My natural baseline is enthusiastic and happy. I know if I don’t feel that way, either my chemistry or my energy’s off; I’ve proven it to myself by testing it for many years. Make a log and track yourself: when are you energetic and what activities make you feel less energy than you’d like?
- Decide what’s currently zapping energy from your life.
Could be hard conversations or emotional issues you aren’t dealing with; these are dams FULL of potential energy. If you’re going through trauma, grief, or unraveling co-dependency, you need a TRUCKLOAD of energy. And find out who’s a battery: someone who recharges you vs. someone who’s a blackhole: sucks all the energy out of you. You can’t change people, but you most definitely can change how often you engage them. In the video, also find out the big/small ways you might be giving away your energy, like when I stopped smiling at people on streets. I’m not saying be rude.
- Identify where and how you leak energy at work.
Don’t let decision fatigue kill your productivity by making too many decisions before you even start your high-impact work. Deadly.
- Get your diet, fitness, and sleep in check to understand your energy.
Honestly, I don’t know HOW I learned this so late in life. I wish I knew it when I was 20 but c’est la vie. Changing my diet, learning what ideal sleep & fitness requirements are is now the FOUNDATION for how I perform & live optimally.
To get to your next level of performance & flow, you gotta KNOW YOURSELF and your energy. It doesn’t randomly happen on its own. Anything hard that you want to accomplish in life must start with YOU.
It takes time to learn this. It’s not comfortable. Not easy. But once you learn it, things naturally become easier.
Don’t trust me, try it.
Energy is a current that runs through your life and mine.
Pay attention to it if you want to work with yourself, not against.
That’s how you get peace of mind. That’s how you work without getting flustered and anxious. That’s how you set boundaries and ENJOY your life, instead of just tromping through it waiting for the weekend.
Ishita Gupta is an entrepreneur, speaker, and business breakthrough strategist. She publishes Fear.less Magazine and runs her consulting business helping people gain confidence, live without fear, and thrive as business owners. Since diving into personal development a decade ago, she’s spent the last five years helping people specifically build confidence and self-worth enough to pursue their dreams. Ishita speaks at conferences around the U.S. on entrepreneurship and leadership, including World Domination Summit,TEDx, Startup Princess, Next Generation Health, Business Growth Summit, Young Female Entrepreneurs, and more.. You can also follow Ishita on Twitter.
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