I have decided to give you a little sneak peek into my weekly mentoring call with Tom Ziglar. Each week we go over one spoke on the wheel of life, here is a great tip for your “personal” spoke. This is a simple and practical list of choices and habits that will give you a much needed energy boost. If you are feeling drained between work, teaching your children, and all the things that are part of your usual everyday routine you can choose to rest, reset or quit.
Instead of quitting and starting all over again, try to rest and reset with some of these...
20 choices and habits that will give you energy
1. Choose to care for yourself
How can you help others if you don’t take care of yourself? There are many forms of self care from physical to spiritual to financial...
2. Develop a "habitude" of gratitude
Fear and gratitude can’t live in the same place. So make sure you’re finding at least three things to be grateful each day. This simple exercise is even more powerful when you write those three things down.
3. Intentionally learn something you can share that will help someone else
Serve someone! You’ll help another person and improve your outlook on life...
4. Find a hobby
Don’t forget to have fun! Comes in handy with #13 too.
5. Plan think time
Get up and own the day before it owns you or set aside some time during your lunch break
6. Plan to worry
If something is pressing on you and you’re finding it hard to focus, schedule a time to worry! When the thought comes, make a note that you’ll take the time to worry about that at 10am. You’ll probably find that when that when 10 rolls around you won’t need to sit and “worry”.
7. Plan in advance how you will respond to life’s upsets
Life happens and even the best laid plans will get interrupted with family emergencies or job changes. But you are in control of how you react - will you fly off the handle or take the change step by step and ask for help or delegate?
8. Start your day right
It usually starts the night before with #11. Here’s a simple morning routine for you - it’s my focused 30.
9. Write “I like because…” notes and make a victory list.
“I like” notes are a lot of fun to share with your family and co-workers. And don’t forget to celebrate your wins, big or small, at the end of each week.
10. Text some love and appreciation
When you think of someone, go ahead and tell them! Chances are they need to hear it.
The amount of sleep you get determines your performance, mood, and even your weight. Get a solid 7-8 hours! (Moms, resist the urge to stay up and go “mom”-bie at night, you’re better off working on #8.)
12. Make sure you are not whining to yourself
13. Paint a fence
Stuck on something? Do a chore or a project unrelated to what you’re stuck on and disconnect for a while.
14. Walk in the woods
Or the beach - go outside! Get some fresh air and enjoy God’s creation. Plus, sunshine helps your body produce its own Vitamin D which boosts your immune system.
15. Take short exercise breaks
Take a break from sitting and stay flexible.
16. Intentionally daydream
I had a coach tell me to just sit and look at my vision board daily - you know what? It’s fun and improved my mindset!
17. Learn a word a day
And if you have children, have them quiz you on the spelling and definition. They'll learn something too.
18. Create your playlist
I’ve got my library on YouTube. When I need a pick me up, I just pop in the earbuds or turn it on while I’m driving.
19. Get out of town
Sometimes you just need a change of scenery to get some perspective
20. Putting it all together - the power of multiplication
Combine some of these - for example, exercise outside while you listen to your playlist
When one area of your life improves, all areas of your life improve. Which one of these choices will you implement this week?
I’m Liz Montigny, a boymom and entrepreneur who loves tea and statement earrings. I hope you're always working to level-up because I that's what I'm all about...