Clear the emotional clutter
This last way to maintain your energy levels is very similar to the first way in that it looks at changing your thinking. If your mind is full of concerns and worries that are holding you back then create a “Worry List” by writing down your thoughts and getting them out of your head and down on paper/screen. Getting the worrying thoughts out frees up space for other, more productive and resourceful thoughts.
You can leave it there or take each worry on your list and pass it through 3 questions:
- Where is this worry on a scale of 1 to 10?
- What action can I take to minimise this worry?
- How important will this worry be in 6 months time?
So now you have a simple plan of action to manage your worries and clear your emotional clutter.
That’s it for Five Ways to Maintain your Energy Levels. Thank you for taking the time to read this article. The next article in the 5W2 series is Five Ways to be more Resilient and will be with you soon, but in the meantime, if anyone wants to find out more about anything in this article or has any comments please get in touch via the details below.
“Emotional Development is Quality Improvement (QI) of the Mind.”
Jill Cruickshank is a Coaching and Development Consultant at Leading2Solutions, is qualified in NLP and CBT and is a Community Pharmacist.