May 1, 2017
May 2017 Healthy Perspectives Digest
Manage Your Energy
Do you ever feel too tired or drained for exercise? What fuels and what depletes your energy?
THE FOUR DIMENSIONS OF ENERGY ARE: BODY • MIND • EMOTION • SPIRIT
It makes sense that long work hours and rising daily demands lead to physical and emotional burnout.
Try these tips to restore physical energy and power back up:
- Intermittent breaks. Our brains need a break every 90-120 minutes. Allowing ourselves to take these periodic breaks restores physical energy.
- Don’t power through a dip in energy. When you start dragging, stop and rest for ten minutes to allow recovery.
- View the world through hopeful eyes. Negative thoughts and emotions drain energy.
- Practice positive activities. When you act with enthusiasm, a sense of purpose and enjoyment, it raises both your spirit and energy.