How your energy impacts your confidence

Uncategorized Mar 23, 2019

Hey everyone!  Last week we talked about, briefly, on how clarity helps you gain more confidence.  If you haven't seen it yet, go back to last week and check it out!  People have been loving the post, even if I was a little under the weather.

This week is all about how your energy impacts your confidence.  

Have you ever felt "out of it" when you needed to be on your "A" game?  Ever felt unmotivated when you knew you needed to finish something important?

We all have.  Some of the things the highest performers have in common are their ability to control their physical and mental energy.  

It's tough to get motivated when all you want to do is watch some Netflix, or get to bed ASAP.  If you are not motivated for long enough, then you start to lose momentum and feel less confident.

When you feel mentally and physically vibrant, you can't help but feel confident.  There is a sense of flow and connectedness - an ease about going about life that feels amazing.

Better managing our energy can help us overcome the difficult situations life throws at us.

When I was fresh out of graduate school in 2007, I had a ton of student debt.  I felt super overwhelmed and stressed.  Each month I was choosing what bills to pay and basically living off of rice and beans.  I was so stressed out by my financial situation, I couldn't sleep.  Maybe you have been stressed out to the point where you mind spins when you try to sleep.

Things changed for me when I figured out this one surprising thing.  I had a childhood friend who ran the Chicago marathon recently, and I thought "I should see if I can run a marathon too".  I signed up for the Chicago Marathon and got to training.

Marathon training completely changed my energy game.  I could run out my stress and emotions, which allowed me to think more calmly about how to get out of my situation.  I started sleeping through the night.  

Improving your energy helps you with your confidence, mood, stress, and decision making.  

So, if you are looking to up your energy game, here are my favorite ideas to boost your overall energy each day.

  1. Sleep at least 7 hours every night.
  2. Drink at least 3 liters of water each day.
  3. Take a 30-minute walk at lunchtime.
  4. Eat things not produced in a factory. 
  5. Find 20 minutes a day to meditate.

Whatever you do to up your energy, be sure to make it a daily habit.  Your productivity, family, friends, and co-workers will thank you!



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