Is your mojo running in “slow mo?” Are you finding yourself dragging
through each day, seemingly unable to move out of neutral? Are you
fighting a bad case of the “grumpies?” Now what has this got to do with
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"Chances are, you
need an energy boost. Like most of us, your energy levels are being
adversely affected by the negativity we are absorbing in the midst of
the widespread challenges, both on Work Street and on Home Street.
to work when you’re constantly hearing about layoffs or reading about
the latest company shutting its doors is difficult. And trying to
remain creative, upbeat and productive can be twice as hard.
tanks get low on mojo when we allow it to become stagnant, depleted or
sucked away from us by others. However, we can fill our tanks whenever
we wish. All it takes is some intention, conscious awareness and choice.
how can we boost our coping mechanisms? We acquire more momentum when
we choose activities that are healthy, balanced and blissful. At work
especially, this means finding the silver lining, even when times are
But don’t despair! Below are five simple yet effective boosters to help you out of the recession rut:
1) Be good to yourself.
of the most important steps you can take to boost your energy is to
adopt a rigorous plan for self-care. Choose healthy foods to eat and
snack on, avoid eating on-the-go, and especially avoid too many empty
(albeit comforting) sugary foods and simple carbohydrates. Get outside
at least once a day to breathe in one of nature’s biggest energy
boosters: oxygen! All it takes is a simple walk around the parking lot
or office plaza to get your energy boost. Also, don’t be shy when it
comes to getting those forty winks over the weekend, soaking in a tub,
or getting a massage. Take care of your body so it will take care of
2) Be playful.
When is the last time you’ve
seen a child without energy? It rarely happens! Most children have one
agenda item on their list: have fun. They revel in the act of creating,
exploring and playing. We can learn something from these smaller
teachers by incorporating a little more play into our lives. At work,
think about the ways you can bring more play into your cubicle. Display
your favorite bobble-head or figurine on your desk. Use your lunch
break to play a board game with co-workers while you eat. Sign up for a
joke-of-the-day email. Outside of the office, pick shells on the beach,
play with your family outside or even run on the Slip’nSlide in the
back yard. Let your inner kid play again!
3) Be mindful.
reservoir gets sapped when our minds endlessly jump from task to task,
or more precisely, obsess over problem after problem. Our computers
need to be turned off every once in a while in order to function
optimally, and our minds are no different. Take some time to mentally
“defrag” through the act of meditation. If you are new to meditation,
simply carve out a few minutes every day to comfortably sit in silence.
Do nothing. Simply be. Once you have incorporated periods of silence
into your life, you can begin to add other mindful activities such as
creative visualization or clearing your office space through
de-cluttering and other simple Feng Shui techniques.
4) Be present.
major obstacle to maximizing one’s happiness is the all-too-common
practice of regretting the past or fretting over the future. We spend
so much of our energy wallowing in previous so-called failures or
fearing the absolute worst of what may happen instead of living
joyfully in the moment. We don’t know what the future holds, and it is
simply a waste of valuable time and energy to try to control it. The
best way to remain firmly planted in the present is to increase your
awareness of yourself and your surroundings. Our lives are rich beyond
measure when we take the time to be fully present.
5) Be grateful.
gratitude is like receiving a shot of adrenaline. When we are grateful
for what we already have – a home, a family, love, health, food, and
shelter – we instantly get a boost of mojo that can help us through the
tough times. The key is to make the expression of gratitude a daily
habit. Before you get out of bed and drive to work, or before you shut
off the light to get back into bed, mentally rattle off all of the
fabulous things in your life. Take note of the gifts contained within
the challenges of the day. What was the blessing in the postponed
meeting or client call? Did it allow you to spend more time on a
project that had a deadline, or did it make it so that you were able to
drive home a few minutes earlier to see your family? If you operate
from a perspective of gratitude, then you will never have that familiar
feeling of running on empty.
Choose to have a life of
abundance, balance and creativity, and then go about embodying those
ideas, beliefs and actions that support it.
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