- Tired? Irritable? Not got the energy you need? Here are five ways to find energy today so you can succeed tomorrow.
- These are simply the best ways to find energy. Use them wisely, friends.
- Make use of exercises that keep you locked in the now
- My experience using meditation for energy
- That’s why one of the best types of meditation for energy is basic mindfulness
Tired? Irritable? Not got the energy you need? Here are five ways to find energy today so you can succeed tomorrow.
Are you a dreamer? Are you the type of ambitious person who has lofty goals your biting at the bit to achieve?
Whether you’re a writer trying to complete your novel, a guitarist aiming to set the charts on fire, an athlete trying to beat a personal best, or a savvy entrepreneur setting up your own business, there’s a fire in your belly burning bright.
Dreams are what makes life great. Dreams give us motivation, fire us up, and make us work our socks from dusk till dawn.
But to make your dreams come true you need a staggering amount of energy.
You don’t want to feel exhausted and worn out. And you definitely do not want to give up.
But the sheer amount of work it takes to be successful is intimidating.
Checking your email, networking, putting in the legwork, doing your homework… you need Herculean energy to get through all that work.
And then there are the times life throws you a curve ball. You get sick. You go through a breakup. You’ve got bills on the kitchen table that you can’t even imagine paying. How the Jiminy Crickets are you ever going to survive all that?
Energy is the vital currency in life.
Energy is more valuable than money, more valuable than intelligence, perhaps even more valuable than time itself.
It’s from sheer energy that dreams become reality. That’s why we’d do well to arm ourselves with some ways to find energy. Because with energy we can achieve anything.
The fight for energy is a fight we all need to win. Lack energy and you’re never going to achieve anything. But once you win the fight and you’re fully energised, you find the strength to achieve truly great things.
No matter how you measure success in life, you need energy to get there.
Thankfully, there are some really great mind tricks and exercises you can use to build energy.
These are simply the best ways to find energy. Use them wisely, friends.
Let me ask you a question. What percentage of your energy is wasted on thoughts and imaginings?
The average person spends 47% of waking hours thinking about things that aren’t actually happening.
That is a whopping chunk of energy that you’re spending on things that don’t even exist!
But don’t worry, there is a solution to this problem. The solution is staying in the moment and being mindful. Just focus your mind on what you are actually doing right now. You’re reading this right now. So read this. Focus on this. Spend 100% of your current energy output on the present moment.
Spend 100% of your energy output on what you’re doing now
Read my complete guide to mindfulness meditation.
Make use of exercises that keep you locked in the now
There are many fantastic exercises you can use to keep your mind focused.
One of the best mindfulness exercises is mindful breathing (which is also called Anapanasati). When you feel your mind drifting spend five minutes meditating on your breathing. This will return your focus to the present moment, so you’re investing your energy in what truly matters.
Another fantastic exercise is Tai Chi. Tai Chi has been scientifically proven to centre the mind. When you practice Tai Chi you will feel more grounded and more present. You will also be more atuned to your body. The result is a harmonised mind-body connection, leading to efficient energy expenditure.
You’ve got to let yourself relax at times
One of the best ways to find energy is just to let yourself chill out, dude.
Energy isn’t like money. When you spend money it’s gone—well, unless you wisely invest your money in the stock market or in investment schemes.
Energy is rechargeable. It really is like the Duracell Bunny. You turn off your system for a while and the juice recharges.
Trick is, if you never turn off you never recharge.
This is the biggest mistake most people make. They’re so desperate to succeed that they never turn off. They just wear themselves into the ground until they’re completely spent. Then illness, depression, and stress happen.
A wiser way is to have self love.
Let yourself switch off when you need to. Then your mind can clear and your energy can recharge.
If you want more energy, you have to take advantage of the Use / Recharge system. The more you allow yourself to recharge today the more energy you will have tomorrow.
Stop Destroying Your Third Eye
Your third eye is the locust of power and wisdom that resides within your forehead, between your eyebrows. For the longest time it was thought that the third eye was purely mythical. But science has proven that the third eye does exist. And it plays a vital role in your life.
The role of the third eye is to provide clairvoyant insight and wisdom, which you need to create the right mindset for success. The problem is that the third eye is harmed by many every day items.
For instance, distractions like bright lights and loud music can interfere with your third eye. The solution is to allow your mind to switch off at night. Turn the lights off when the sun goes down and allow yourself to enjoy a more natural night. This will heal your third eye and give you more energy.
If you think your third eye is blocked.
Avoid toxic people and toxic relationships
Unless you’re one of the very few people who have only positive relationships, there will be a few people in your life who are killing your energy.
These people are like energy vampires. They suck away your positivity, your strength, and your energy.
You’ve got to get away from those people.
Maybe you feel guilty at the idea of leaving them. But remember, you deserve to put yourself first. And it’s not like you have to leave them forever, just until you find better strategies for handling them.
Remove yourself from those toxic people and your energy will rebuild itself.
My experience using meditation for energy
I personally use meditation for energy boosts every day. Meditation gets me up and running and lasting long as a Duracell bunny. And you too can tap into your inner Zen and boost your energy levels with some simple meditation techniques.
I used to have to get up and have at least two coffees before I set off on my day. Today, I get up and say twenty “Oms.” The latter method isn’t just a lot healthier, it’s also a lot more effective.
Some people say that meditation creates energy. That has yet to be proven. What meditation does do, without question, is channel our energy through our bodies and minds.
It’s quite shocking to think about the amount of energy that the average person wastes. Most people’s minds are full of superfluous thoughts, doubt, worry, anxiety, and all sorts of noise. The truth is that about 10% of our mental energy is spent on practical things. The rest is wasted on the noise.
The way meditation for energy works is that it prevents you from spending energy on unnecessary matters. Consider an example in which you’re tidying the house. You’re busy vacuuming and cleaning, but a million unrelated thoughts are flowing through your mind at the same time. You’re thinking about work, about what you have to do next and many other concerns. None of these thoughts help you to clean the house, but you’re spending energy on them anyway.
Not only do you waste energy on thoughts, but while your mind is distracted you are less efficient at completing your job of cleaning the house. Because you’re distracted, you’re constantly stopping your work to do other, unimportant unrelated things. Perhaps you’re checking your cell phone or your emails. Whatever it is you’re doing, it isn’t helping you complete your job but you’re still wasting energy on it.
That’s why one of the best types of meditation for energy is basic mindfulness
Mindfulness helps you to conserve your energy by allowing you to focus on one thing at a time. If you’re cleaning, you’re cleaning (rather than cleaning while thinking while checking your phone and so on).
Throughout the day, you likely distract yourself thousands of times and waste energy in the process. By learning to meditate you make sure your energy is being spent on actually achieving the thing you’re doing. Though this might seem small, it adds up. Throughout a whole day, the benefits of mindfulness for energy amount to quite a lot of both time and energy being saved.
I highly recommend that you read my guide to mindfulness meditation as this is one of the best ways to maximise the way you use the energy you have. And also consider the benefits of living a mindful life, where you are mindful always. Trust me, it is an amazing way to live.
Another way to use meditation for energy involves the chakras.
Chakras are the energy centres in the body. Your energy passes up through your body, through the seven chakras. The “clearer” your chakras are the more easily your energy can flow through your body. But all host of factors prevent your chakras from being clear. Injuries, trauma, stress, and emotions can all affect the flow of energy through your chakras. This then slows the creation and transmission of energy, effectively lowering the quality of your existence. That’s one reason why Chakra Clearing Meditation is one of the best meditations for energy.
Another highly powerful way to use meditation for energy is to heighten your mind body connection.
both your mind and body are energy centres, and they both use energy in different ways. The mind uses energy on cognitive activities, on thoughts, and qutie often on thoughts, worry, anxiety and all those other negative mental states.
At the same time, your body uses energy for physical tasks, for exercise and for basic movement.
The problem is that when your mind and body aren’t one you use twice the amount of energy. For instance, let’s say that I’m siting here typing this article right now, and that is a physical activity. But in my mind I’m thinking about what I’d like for dinner and all the chores I have to do later. In this instance my energy is being split. Half my energy is going on what I’m actually doing, the other half on thoughts. This wastes a lot of energy.
It would be a lot more practical if I could make my mental energy and physical energy to achieve the one thing I’m actually trying to achieve.
In order to create oneness between mind and body, and to heighten your mind body connection, you can use a body scan meditation. This makes mind and body one, and thereby ensures that your energy is being used practically.
You can learn about the other ways meditation helps you in this article.
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