In This Issue --
~Welcome and Encouragement
~Self Care Tips for November
~Relationship Tips for November
~Feature Article: Energy Plan
~What's New? News, Programs, Web Site Updates
~Free Article for your Newsletter
~ Contact Beth Dargis
Did you examine your
excuses from the last newsletter?
Feature Article: Energy
are coming into the hectic holiday season. We all need as much energy
as we can, yet this is the time of year we usually are sick and
I have a few
ideas to plan for more energy using mental, emotional, spiritual
and physical ways to enhance our energy.
- Much of
our loss of energy is not physical stress, but mental stress.
We think about all the things we have to do as our energy seeps
out. Let's experiment. Next time you feel stressed by what you
need to do, write it down on a list. Then forget about it, for
now. Try to keep your mind on what you are doing. Focus yields
better results. If your mind wanders, remind yourself that you
already wrote it down and you are not on those tasks yet.
- One reason
we lose energy is because we are procrastinating on something.
If you bite the bullet and knock off a bunch of those draining
to do's you will feel lighter. Every accomplishment brings more
form of mental stress is negativity. If you are only thinking
about how awful this project, situation, or chore is, you aren't
going to have the energy to do it. Instead focus on the bigger
picture. What will having a clean kitchen do for your stress level?
How will you feel once you finish that project? What is good that
can be accomplished from this situation? Concentrate on the outcome
you hope to achieve, rather than the work or difficulty involved.
- But, yes,
some of our energy loss is physical. You need to exercise or at
least do a small walk or yoga session to feel better. If you have
time to watch TV, you have time to exercise. And after watching
TV you probably feel like a lump, but after exercising you will
most likelyfeel even more energized. Keep that vision of
energy in your head to get yourself off the couch.
smaller meals, drinking more water, eating more fruits and vegetables,
and taking your vitamins are all great ways to get more energy.
If all you eat is fast food and junk food you aren't going to
- You actually
do need sleep. As much as you feel it is a waste of time,
study after study prove that those who sleep 7-9 hours a night
feel better, live longer, have better focus and productivity and
are better able to control their emotions. What is the point of
trying to get everything done by cutting back on sleep, if you
are grumpy, unfocused, and feel awful? How much could you get
done if you were energetic, bright-eyed and able to concentrate?
- Some of
our energy blocks come from emotions that aren't dealt
with. Writing in a journal is one of the best way to process your
feelings from the day. Write out your anger, stress, sadness and
fear. Sometimes you will come up with some action steps to work
out your emotions. Sometimes just the act of writing puts them
- Having a
support structure of friends and family will energize you.
Feel how excited about life you are after getting together for
a fun outing with friends. Notice you energy level as you feel
connected and loved by someone. And giving support can sometimes
give you energy, too. As long as it is a give and take relationship.
- Other ways
to deal with your emotions: talk it out with someone, cry, think
it through, laugh, pray, grieve. Allow yourself to feel,
instead of stuffing your emotions away. You will be more alive!
connected to something higher than yourself, gives you a sense
of purpose and direction. You are more energetic, when you feel
there is a higer goal involved.
meditating and reading spiritual literature can give you peace
amidst the chaos of life. This time of rest, renews you for the
- Giving in
ways that have meaning to you can fill you with hope and love...and
energy. If you find a cause you are passionate about, you will
be so inspired. On the other hand, if you are volunteering often
doing things you aren't remotely interested in, step back. Allow
someone else with that passion and purpose to find their cause.
you may have an energy block. Work on fixing that block. See yourself
having plenty of energy and enthusiasm this month.
to success is that your desire be an all-obsessing one, your thoughts
and aims be co-ordinated, and your energy be concentrated and applied
without letup. - Claude M. Bristol
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Tips for November:
Circle the toys you wish you had gotten as a kid, in the catalog.
Try buying one.
in the shell, so you have to take time to crack them
Have a marathon
movie session when you are feeling under the weather
a lovely, new hairbrush
equal to desire and purpose.
- Sheryl Adams
Ideas for November:
indoor garden with a friend
in your city with your love
Go to an
instrument store with the kids to see if they can find one they
would love to play
sister or friend swimming in an indoor pool
are like a dance, with visible energy racing back and forth between
partners.." -Colette Dowling
ON THE WEB
The last 52 tips:
Change #20: Enjoy nature- take a hike, sit on the beach, dance
in the rain
Change #21: Whenever you feel yourself getting tense, slow down
Question of the Week
Time for the
Simplicity E-Course This one month course
will help you get out of overload syndrome.
The Power of Full Engagement
by Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz
Their Premise: managing energy, not time, is the key to high performance
and personal renewal
The Emotional Energy Factor by Mira Kirshebaum
Taking care of emotional fatique
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