What if I told you there’s a way you could (almost) never feel drained again?
Now, I say almost because there are times when you need to stay in a funk and that’s okay. If you can’t pick yourself up it’s a clear sign you need a break, so take one. However, I must offer a word of caution here. You want to make those days few and far between.
To truly be of service and feel good must set yourself up for an amazing day. Especially if you’re like me and need a pickup from the heaviness you naturally wake up with.
I would say my vitality and aliveness are set, on a scale of 0 (bad) to 100 (good), at about 45 when I wake up. I like hanging out at 80% and above. I like to feel a bit laid back and maintain a cool and calm energy.
We all know when you feel good it reflects on everything you do, so raising your energy is a must for anyone who wants to achieve success without sacrificing their health, wealth, and happiness.
How to Raise Your Energy
1. Create a morning routine that will sustain you. By far this is the best thing you can do to start the day right. There’s a reason the most successful people from Sir Richard Branson to Tony Robbins create a morning routine and stick to it. It sets the tone for their day. I highly recommend you create a morning routine that helps you feel at peace and give you an opportunity to give gratitude and move your body.
Here’s my Morning Routine for Maintaining Momentum to get you started and give you some ideas:
A. As soon as I wake up before I get out of bed, I say “thank you.” Then I think about what I am thankful for. If you have trouble finding things to be grateful for, click here…you’ll be linked to a blog I wrote about finding things to be grateful for.
B. Then I drink 24 oz. of water I put on my nightstand the night before. (I make it my goal to drink 10 cups of water a day.)
C. Then a 45-minute Kundalini/Workout Session.
D. Then I make and consume a cup of Lemon Tea while I journal and ponder my affirmation for the day. (Lemon Tea – 1/2 c of hot (not boiling) water, a few slivers of ginger – let steep for 3-4 minutes, then add 1/2 c of lukewarm water and juice of 1/2 a fresh organic lemon, and a dash of cayenne pepper. This helps with detoxification and boost my metabolism.)
E. I wait 20 minutes, then drink a green smoothie which consists of 2 cups of fresh organic greens, 1 cup of fresh organic fruit, 2 carrots, 2 celery stalks and coconut water or almond milk. If I don’t have fresh organic greens, veggies or fruits available, I make a serving of Amazing Grass.
This process takes me about one hour and 30 minutes. Every day I wake up bright and early to enjoy this quiet ritual. During my wait times, I journal and read.
This routine has really amped up my energy levels. I started this routine in January of 2015. This helps lift that afternoon fog that keeps my clarity from coming through. When I travel I have challenges keeping up with this and when I do I really feel the difference. Being connected to what does and does not feel good, helps me get back on track sooner rather than later.
2. Listen to some jumpin’ music. Studies show the effect of music on our mood, so save the sad music for when you are giving yourself the time to go through an unpleasant emotion. There is a place for that too. Sometimes I listen to meditation music, others I listen to dance music and hip-hop. To bring yourself up, listen to some jammin’ music you enjoy, move your body to the rhythm, and sing. You won’t be able to control it, the joy will start to ooze.
3. Smile in the mirror. Yes. Go to a mirror. Close your eyes and take in a few deep breaths. Then take a few more. Once you feel a release of tension, smile. Think of something good and smile with your eyes closed. Sincerely feel the smile. Now after a few more deep breaths, open your eyes. Look at your beautiful, amazing face. Feel the joy and carry that with you through your day.
I use 1 and 2 most days. When I need some heavy artillery, I use number 3. Then, I’m ready, willing and able to make it one of my best days. As a result, the day flows smoothly, more effortlessly.
Know that doesn’t mean bad things don’t happen. It means when they do, you can deal with it. Showing up as the highest version of yourself to be of service.
Raising my energy means having more patience with my family. Since I love them the most, that’s important to me. It also means I don’t freak out because half the day is gone and I still haven’t done 1/2 of what I needed to do.
As always, if you have any ah-has, comments, questions or thoughts, please share them with me in the comment section below.
Until next time, live with passion, purpose, and play.
Carmen M. Perez, Your Wellbeing Messenger
Lifestyle Coach for Women
Growth ~ Marketing ~ Performance
Author, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Mother, Wife, and Lover of Life
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