Want more energy? Simplify your life!

I’ve been really tired lately. Part of it was because of a nasty stomach bug. Part of it was just burnout.

I’ve been doing too much, throwing myself too much into work, business, and friendships. And when my life gets too busy, I not only get excited, I also get seriously stressed out.

Sometimes I feel like I’m the worry-queen of the world. Seriously. If I don’t have anything to worry about, I can easily manufacture something to worry about.

Do worries sell? I could make a fortune with this. Oh wait, the press already does. Nevermind.

Thankfully, I was able to change that around pretty easily.

You see, I live intuitively. What that means is that I do whatever my body (and soul) tells me is right for me. So I took some time off from really working on Link to Yourself (there’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes!) and focused on reconnecting with myself and honoring my feelings.

I love taking time for myself, because it allows me to see what I’m doing that doesn’t resonate with me, as well as what I’m not doing enough of that really does resonate with me, and change my plans accordingly. Sure, I’m taking some time away from working on my business and maintaining friendships. But I’m OK with that, because doing less stuff but staying true to myself brings me more benefits than doing more stuff that may or may not be in tune with my feelings and values.

In short, I don’t like living my life in the dark. When I constantly maintain my connection with my true self, I make infinitely better choices. End of story.

Now that I’ve mesmerized you with this wonderful foray into my (utterly boring) life, let’s get down to business and talk about energy. More specifically, why you’re lacking energy, and what you can do to get lots more of it.

Download the Action Tracking Worksheet. I’ve already pre-filled it with an example of one of my own mornings :)

In the end, it all boils down to three steps:

  1. Figure out your energy drains
  2. Discriminate ruthlessly
  3. Simplify your life

Of course, there are a myriad other things I didn’t include here that you should be doing like getting enough sleep, exercising, and eating real food. But, even if you haven’t nailed these basic energy-growing habits, I trust that through this three-step system you will realize how important they are and get the motivation you need to start doing them regularly.

If you’re going to do nothing else, I want you to at least track your life for at least one day and choose one thought and one action that you will eliminate. Then commit to it. Planning is worthless without action!

How will you simplify your life to create more energy?

 

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Comments

  1. Am I dreaming or have you changed your website layout. It looks great and more vibrant?
    The one thought I would like to eliminate is that I am not capable of doing what I want do in the future.
    The one action I want to eliminate is procrastination.

    I start of full of energy and then for some reason it just goes.
    Thanks for the tips.

    Raj

  2. Anonymous says:

    Ahhhh Laura!!
    You’re great. : )
    Advice is sage and well thought out. Love the Oprah quote. Now I’ve got to do it, I’m sooo lazy

    • Thank you! Ah, laziness… I’m all too familiar with it. Well, in my experience, you can overcome it best when you convince yourself that where you are right now just isn’t going to cut it anymore. Good luck, and let me know how it goes!

  3. Thanks for this post/video! It came at just the right time : ) The thought I’m going to let go of is “I don’t have enough time”. I’m replacing it with the thought “I *do* have enough time. Do I want to spend 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or 30 minutes on [insert goal]“. That way at least I can make a productive start on something instead just wasting an equivalent amount of time freaking out.

    • Hi Katherine, thank you so much for your comment! I’ve also stopped telling myself I don’t have enough time. I always try to keep my priorities straight so that I know what I have time for or not. Besides, once you start living more intuitively you naturally gravitate towards doing what’s more important to you and this becomes less of an issue. That sounds like a great plan.

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