Let’s look at how to get more energy to improve work performance, especially if you work from home. Working from home can be a challenge, especially when it comes to motivating yourself to actually get down to some work when there are so many other more entertaining distractions.
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How To Get More Energy
Love What You Do
If you don’t wake up with a smile or you don’t love what you are doing, maybe you are pursuing a home business that isn’t in alignment with your personality and temperament.
If you don’t enjoy what you do, this will drain your energy, and you will have to drag yourself into your office each day to get some work done, but if you are excited, passionate, and love what you are doing, you will almost find your work an addiction.
Set Your Home Office Up In The Right Space
It is very important to create a productive workspace for yourself, and it is also important that your office doesn’t affect the energy of your home.
It is always best to have a specific area in your home reserved for your home business in order to keep your home and work energies as separate as possible.
According to Stephanie Roberts who is the author of ‘Fast Feng Shui,’ energy enters your home through the front door. For this reason, you want to set up your home office in the front of the house to take advantage of the flow of energy. If you are in the back, you will receive less energy.
Once energy enters your home it flows up, so it is preferable to be on the entry-level or above as opposed to a level below the main floor of the house. It is difficult for energy to move down into a basement for example.
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These are the areas that you should not set up a home office:
- underneath a staircase
- in a basement
- in the center of the home
- in the bedroom
- in a room with a low or slanted ceiling
A home office situated in the center of a home is said to make work dominate the family’s life.
Using a corner of your bedroom for your home office will either disrupt the calming, sleep-inducing chi energy that is needed in the room and prevent you from resting completely or it could make you feel lethargic and sleepy while you are trying to work.
If you have to set up your office in your bedroom, use a screen or curtain to separate your sleeping area from your work station.
If you have an office below a staircase you could be on the receiving end of oppressive overhead energy which may cause headaches and difficulty in concentrating.
A low ceiling is said to constrain aspirations and keeps one from exploring future possibilities.
A slanted ceiling is said to cause energy imbalances.
If you put your desk on the taller side of the room and the cabinets and bookcases on the lower side, this can help remedy the imbalances. Offices with low or slanting ceilings should have plants and lights that point upwards.
Finding Time For Yourself
Try to find some personal time for yourself every day, even if it is only for 15 or 20 minutes.
Meditation is a great way to unwind, destress, and live in the moment.
Listen to music that moves you and makes you feel good.
Turn the ringer down on your phone and let the answering machine pick up.
Look out your window and watch the world go by. Stop and be an observer instead of a performer for a while.
Enjoy a quiet cup of tea.
Be rigid with your sleep requirements. One of the best ways to burn out is insufficient sleep. Set your bedtime and don’t deviate.
If you are listing to training take some time to stretch or do some light exercise.
Focus on opportunities and positive things that are going to happen for you in the future. In this way, you will be more open to recognizing opportunities and will attract positive events and people into your life. Picture yourself succeeding and your chances of success will grow exponentially.
Visualize your success. Feel your success and put these feelings into words.
Surround yourself with positive, upbeat people. Negative people bring you down and drain your energy. Positive people increase your energy and lift you higher than you can climb on your own.
Don’t force yourself to do the impossible. You don’t have to suffer to succeed.
You Are What You Eat
Break free of refined sugars. That means goodbye to cupcakes, cookies, pastries, muffins, fruit juices, sodas, candy etc.
Eating foods that contain refined sugar will give you an initial energy spike but it will be quickly followed by a crash that will leave you lethargic, slow to process information, and more apt to make mistakes.
Reduce starchy carbs like potatoes and bread.
Eat more protein and healthy fats like fish oil, pumpkin seeds, and soy.
What Else Can I Do To Have More Energy?
Here are a few more ideas on how to get more energy:
- Watch moderate amounts of TV and news broadcasts. TV shows are strewn with violence and news programs are constantly trying to increase their viewership with extra violence and disturbing stories. Try to limit your exposure to negative content and situations.
- An exhilarating cold shower or a quick swim is an immediate way to stimulate energy and awaken the senses.
- Enjoy full-spectrum light from either the sun or a full spectrum light bulb. Take caution to limit your exposure to safe quantities.
- Smell citrus oils such as orange and lemon that emit energizing aromas.
- Do jumping jacks. You don’t have to tire yourself out, do just enough to stimulate circulation.
- Emotional fatigue often correlates with disappointment. You may feel drained because you’ve been begging for scraps of approval, security, or love. Get fired up and forge your own universe. Your beliefs control your world; whether you believe that you can or can’t do something you are right. Reframe your thinking to empower yourself to move in a more positive direction.
Seek medical advice if your energy levels remain low and you can’t seem to boost them by using the above tips.
Heres to having more energy and therefore a more productive life.
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