Take better care of your energy: Mindful practices for the Exhausted

Healing our energy is a must if we want to flow and glow. Sometimes we feel that everything is difficult or that nothing goes right, that may be a sign that our energy is imbalanced and that we are attracting experiences of that same nature. Practice these simple ways of healing your energy to return to your center.

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Every beginning is hard

We probably all know it. In the evening we are still busy with the thoughts of the day. Our worries, concerns and fears have a much stronger effect in the dark than they do in daylight. It's hard for us to relax, thinking we still have so much to do. And the thought spiral continues. If it takes away my peace of mind, it's too expensive. Often we already know. Rushing through everyday life, wanting to get everything done as quickly as possible, doesn't get us anywhere. Mistakes happen, we get caught up in circles of thought. On the contrary: strength lies in stillness. With a fresh mind, things can often be seen more clearly and done faster. And we notice that every time we take a few minutes to slow down.

It’s not uncommon to feel excessively tired, overwhelmed, and exhausted. We all go through times where we feel like we don’t have the energy to do anything. We may be experiencing a high level of stress and anxiety that prevents us from feeling rested or giving our best at work or in our personal life.

The good news is that there are many ways to increase energy levels, including mindfulness practices for the overwhelmed and exhausted person. Practicing mindfulness can help you start feeling more energized and take control of your thoughts so that you can experience greater joy and happiness in your life. Here are mindful practices to help you get more energy.

Start with a mindful moment

It can be challenging to make time for mindfulness when we are feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. But the first thing you need to do is take a moment to stop what you are doing, breathe deeply, and focus your thoughts on the present moment.

When you are feeling exhausted or have an overwhelming workload, chances are that your mind is racing with thoughts of everything left on your plate. When this happens, it’s easy to feel down on yourself because you feel like you will never get everything done on time, or that there is just too much going on in your life.

But taking a moment to have a mindful moment can help start changing those feelings. You can pause for 30 seconds and focus solely on your breathing or close your eyes for two minutes to notice the tension in your body. Allow yourself to really tune into how you feel right now by focusing on what is happening in this specific moment.

When we cultivate mindfulness, we invite ourselves to listen to unspoken words, to feel the harmony and to see the invisible.

Meditation as a tool to refill your energy

Meditation is a powerful way to start feeling more energized because it helps you relax, reduces stress and anxiety, and boosts your energy levels. It can help when you feel overwhelmed or exhausted because it provides relief from anxiety and stress.

A study found that people who practiced mindful mediation for 10 minutes had more alpha waves in their brainwaves than usual. Alpha waves are associated with relaxation and restfulness, which is why meditation can help you get more energy.

An other reason meditation can be beneficial is because it helps shift your perspective on the world around you. When we experience overwhelming feelings or thoughts, they can take up all of our attention so that we don’t have any mental space to think about anything else. Mindful practices allow us to shift our perspective so that we can focus on something other than what’s causing our anxiety or stress - giving us another way to get more energy!

A meditation practice can help you get more energy in a number of ways:

• Meditation helps to focus your mind, so that you are less likely to get distracted by random thoughts. This means you’ll be able to stay on task and accomplish more, which will give you more energy.

• Practicing mindfulness can reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. This is because when we meditate, we are able to clear our minds of all the negative thoughts that may be running rampant.

• Practicing mindfulness also helps with sleep disorders like insomnia or restlessness at night. It releases hormones like melatonin and serotonin which promote relaxation and sleep. Here you find more tips to get a restful good night's sleep.

• Meditation has been shown to reduce levels of cortisol, the hormone released when we’re feeling stressed or anxious about something; therefore, reducing anxiety levels which causes fatigue. Additionally, it increases dopamine levels which promote happiness and well-being (which can lead to greater energy).

Divide big tasks into small tasks

When committing to a big goal, it's important to divide the task into small steps. As the saying goes: you don't climb a mountain in a day, you just try to make it to the base camp.

Big tasks cause stress. They seem impossible to complete, and make you feel like you are no longer in control of your work schedule. And all these negative emotions inhibit your ability to focus and ultimately progress on your work.

With each tiny task you finish, you'll feel accomplishment. And this accomplishment drives your productivity and focus for the next tiny task. The human brain loves this rush of dopamine that you get after you finish even the smallest task, and this works wonders for staying productive. By setting priorities and breaking the bigger project into smaller tasks, the work is more manageable and less intimidating. You'll be able to unload your mind and only focus on what is important for each small task, you will get more productive, and  gain greater clarity.

Here are some ideas to break down your tasks:

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Plan your day ahead to be more present

If you think about it, you will realize that we spend most of our time thinking, making choices and wondering about what we are supposed to do next. When you make a list, you do not have to waste time doing any of those energy draining activities.

Before you know it, your to do list will be wiped clean and you will end the day with a strong sense of accomplishment. As days go by, this habit will become stronger and you will be rid of procrastination, which as we know, is a huge cause of stress and anxiety.

Plan for the future, then make your best effort to let it go and be here for your life in the present. Even if your mind is still filled half the day with worrying about the future, with a little effort you’ll have created a significant shift in your state of mind on a day-to-day basis. And that will make you happier and more stress-free.

And as time goes on you can continue that effort, improve your ability to pre-plan and stay organized, and gain more freedom to live peacefully in the present.

Happy planning!