Become Energized

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

- David Thoreau (Walden Pond)

I don't know about you, but sometimes it seems like life pulls you in a 100 different directions (well maybe not quite that many... but you get the point!). Everyone wants a piece of you, everyone needs something from you - and before you know it you have nothing left to give.

No energy to truly be present in your life. The people you love and care about deepest seem to be the hardest to love as by the time you make it home you are an emotionally, drained wreck.

It becomes a bit of a 'survival game'. 'I only need to survive till the weekend ( vacation, ...season of life <Insert whatever you are holding out for>)

... then I can rest and catch my breath'

...'Then I'll be okay'

...'Then I'll start to take care of myself'

...'I'll find my energy and joy in life'

You make it to that __________ (vacation, weekend, summer) and you are too exhausted to truly enjoy the time you were so looking forward to! Before you know it, that season or weekend is over and you're thrown back into the craziness of life and survival mode. Well I'm here to tell you that we don't have to live like this.

I truly believe we are designed to live a life full of wholeness. despite the business or chaos we often experience.

Maybe this feels like it is so far from where you are right now. It may seem like a lot has to happen or change to create this type of life; And maybe you have a point - but wherever you are I think there are little steps we can take to help us become more energized and be present in our lives instead of simply holding out for the next break. There are habits and rhythms we can create and implement that can help us towards this goal of reclaiming our lives. Over the last year or I have dived into studying these habits, both how they can help and how we can successfully implement them into our lives.

While it is true that there are so many ways to become more energized including focusing on what we fuel our bodies with (food) and our movement patterns (exercise), I wanted to focus on this concept of 'energy takers' versus 'energy makers'. (Don't worry - I have lots of knowledge on how our lifestyle habits like nutrition and movement can play into creating more energy. So if you were looking for information on that, stay tuned, it's in the works! I'm excited to share what I've learned through personal and professional experience.) Now, back to creating that energy we are all after!

Things that take energy:

There are a lot of things in our life that seem to take energy from us. Sometimes they are unavoidable, like work, but often we can take steps to try