Sleep – Its only one way of getting energy. 16 Oct 2020
The function of sleep is to renew us and its gives us our vitality or give us energy to live our lives. But while it may be ideal to have 7, 8 or 9 hours a sleep it’s not always possible with our 21st century life styles. For many people there is simply too much to do to sleep. So given you can’t create time, what can you do. First remember that sleep is only one way to recharge our energy battery.
How much energy you have right now isn’t purely based on how well you slept last night or how well you have been sleeping recently. By “energy” I mean your personal ability to live life to its fullest capacity. So where would you put yourself on an energy scale of 1 to 100% where 1 is very low energy and 100 is full of energy? Below 30% we are de-motivated, low in self-esteem and feel out of control. Just like jump-starting a car when the car battery has gone flat, if your energy falls below 30% then you need an energy boost from something like acupuncture, shiatsu or reiki. Once your energy level is about 30% then it’s possible to help yourself boost your energy.
Physical Energy Boosters
This is what we do to care for ourselves physical and the things that give us our vitality and make us feel physically well and energised.
Rest is not just the essential precursor to brilliant sleep; it is also a substitute for sleep as it allows us to recharge our batteries.
A healthy diet provides the nutritional support your body needs to provide physical energy.
Exercise including yoga, swimming, walking and tai chi help re-charge our batteries.
Emotional Energy Capacity
This is related to your emotional health and energy – your ability to manage your guilt, worry, concerns, fears and anger. How you nourish positive energy enhancing emotions such as joy, happiness, love and build supportive relationships with your nearest and dearest.
Mental Energy Capacity
This is about the ways in which we think, problem solve and nourish ourselves intellectually. For most people this boils down to how we manage our need to control what’s going on around you and our tendency to be a perfectionist. It also incorporates how we deal with uncertainty in our lives and how we generate optimism even in times of adversity.
Spiritual Energy Capacity
Spiritual energy is different for every one, I define it as what makes life worth living, its what motivates you. Its unleashed when you tap into your values when we are doing something you believe in, and gives you determination and resilience.
For anyone struggling with their physical energy levels, why not try Reiki, I offer 15 minute Reiki tasters for £12.50.