I love the phrase put your own oxygen mask on first. It sounds great but sometimes we forget to do it. I advocate taking time for yourself and caring for yourself so you have the energy to take care of everyone else.
So here’s my confession: I fell into a rut. I was crazy busy with work and training for my half-marathons. I let myself get sucked up and the only time I was socializing was a business meeting and on my long run Saturday mornings. I consider my running buddies my friends so it was quality time but it wasn’t enough. I made a pact with myself in June to start incorporating time for friends and fun back into my week. Wow, what a difference!
Increasing self-care is one of the best ways to improve your energy level. When you do things that you are passionate about, it fuels your soul. When you allow yourself to take a break and relax, you feel refreshed and have all the energy to take on the world.
Here are some ideas to nourish you soul:
1. Clean, fresh air
3. Meaningful relationship
4. Fulfilling career
5. Rest and relaxation
6. Spiritual practice
7. Creative hobbies
Create a “nourishment menu” for yourself. When you feel like you need a boost, take the list out and do one of the things that fuels your soul. Some ideas: taking a walk in nature, calling your loved ones, doing yoga or stretching exercises, taking your dog out for a walk, taking a walk with a friend to catch up, or working on a hobby.
Are you feeling like you aren’t paying attention to yourself? Do you feel tired and low on energy? Want to learn how to get your mojo back? Email me, firstname.lastname@example.org, for a complimentary coaching session.