I wasn't quite sure what to expect when we scheduled Wellness Expert Emily Dredd for an Intimate Conversation on Renewable Energy. I was thrilled when we all sat down together
and had an engaging, lively 2 hour conversation and essentially conducted an 'Energy Audit' of our lives. There were lots of tips and simple yet helpful pieces of advice to help us to access more energy in our busy day to day lives. I made some notes to share with those of you that couldn't make it to the event! At the end of the day, I don't know about you, but I could always use as much help as possible in obtaining more energy in my hectic life balancing kids, work and everything in between.
Music Playlist - Create a morning playlist to get energized in the morning!
Journals - Keep a journal during the week and then review it at the end of the week or month to see when you're more productive during the day.
Goals - Instead of writing a 'To Do' List, at the end of the day, write a list of accomplishments, this should help motivate you for the next day.
Water - Drink more water in the morning and reserve coffee for later on in the day!
Productivity - Fill the most productive energy times with productive things. Fill lower energy times with reading or things that don't require high energy. If your 'higher energy' time is in the morning, fill that time with things that you absolutely need to get done. If you have a slump in the afternoon, reserve that time for reading articles, organizing your office, or things that don't require that much energy, but still need to get done.
Winding Down/Rest & Recovery- Rest and recovery is a really important, yet overlooked part of the equation. Just like some of us have 'bedtime routines' for our kids, create one for yourself. Whether its a cup of tea, music and reading, a candle lit bath; or yoga and a prayer, create a nighttime routine for yourself to help relax the mind and body for a more energetic day tomorrow.
Smells - Take an audit of the smells that you have around you in the home. Scented candles, oils or incense can help you relax and create more energy for the next day. Perhaps spray a scent on your pillow, this can help you with a deeper sleep at night to optimize your rest period.
Food - Pay attention to the that you are consuming. Are you eating 'Energy' Foods? Pay attention to the foods that energize you. Take a closer look at the ingredients. Instead of consuming sodas, try energy drinks like Mamma Chia http://www.mammachia.com/
So, there are some of my takeaways. Thanks again Emily! It's been a few weeks since our Intimate Conversation and I definitely have noticed a difference in my energy levels by implementing some of your helpful tips.
Until Next Time.....
Emily Dredd is the Founder & CEO of Leading Well, Santa Monica, CA. You can follow her on Twitter @actionem.