Finding yourself drained of energy is something we all experience on a weekly basis. Whether it’s from overwork or not enough sleep – the feeling of fatigue is a common one.
Rather than suffer through this feeling, wouldn’t it be better to master the skill of finding and taking advantage of energy that is hiding within you? I think so, and so too should you.
After struggling with low energy over a span of 6 weeks, I decided to figure out how to give myself a natural boost, since the 3 cups of coffee simply weren’t doing the trick.
The strategy begins proactively, and it requires you to accept the existence of an energy spectrum that ranges from unconsciousness to euphoria. You also must understand that where you reside on that spectrum fluctuates throughout every minute, of every day.
Preparation for your lowest energy moments, occurs when your energy is at its highest.
So can you do to prepare? Listen to music.
Listen to music that maintains or develops your already high energy. Stuff that pumps you up or that makes you tap your foot. Stuff like, Snow by Red Hot Chili Peppers, This Girl by Kungs, Glow Up by Meek Mill, Feel It Still by Portugal. The Man, Koto by ODESZA, Bad Moon Rising by CCR, or if you’re into instruments, Freedom by The Infamous Stringdusters.
As you’re listening, you’ll want to save the songs or make a playlist. This way, you can easily access them later on when you will need them the most. Once the preparatory work is complete, you are ready to practice boosting your low energy.
Here are the 3 tactics you can use to consistently apply when you are feeling low:
1. Listen to your High Energy Playlist.
2. Step Outside and Get Some Fresh Air.
3. Practice Mindful Awareness.
Boosting your own energy is not a skill that you will develop overnight. However, by developing a belief in your own ability to reposition yourself on the energy spectrum, and by utilizing the strategies outlined above, you will notice that your low energy moments won’t feel low for so long.