Your energy levels may vary a lot depending on what you’re physically doing. It may be surprising to consider that your thoughts and feelings also attract your energy.
I’ve heard many stories recently of people feeling drained, exhausted and close to burn out but not able to understand why when they are physically doing nothing differently.
I ask them “What’s been on your mind lately?” and it then becomes clear.
Worry, stress, processing emotions, confusion, uncertainty, questioning. These things turn over and over on people’s minds. Combined with news stories filling our feeds, zoom calls and endless technology distracting our minds and it’s no wonder we’re feeling frazzled. Just because you may not see the physical exhaustion, doesn’t mean there isn’t a mental one.
> Making space for your mind to have a break is so important for your well-being. How you do that is personal to you; some may meditate, some may walk in nature, some may do a puzzle.
> Give yourself a rest from the negative thoughts and repetitive self talk by focusing on positivity.
> Remember what you are grateful for and turn your focus to these things.
> Create a personal affirmation for each day and set reminders for yourself to say it out loud.
> Stop scrolling. Turn off the news. Take a break from your phone. This drains you even when you think it is relaxing.
> Be kind to yourself. Do something just for you just because you can.
Your well-being is so important to ensuring you can be at your best, for yourself but also for others - your family and your work. If you don't know how to manage your own well-being, please contact me and we can start working together on defining yours.
You may also be interested in my well-being programme to help understand what well-being truly means to you.
Gemma Brown is a certified coach working with people to navigate successfully through transitions - be it career, relationships or life in general. Her belief is that when we confidently bring our whole selves to all areas of life, anything is possible. Transitions exist in both our personal and business life, and so often, the two fiercely overlap. Coaching with Gemma focuses on you as a whole, enabling you to identify your strengths, build confidence and to live a life with increased purpose and direction. Gemma is based in Cambridgeshire and carries out face to face coaching in the area as well as 1-2-1 coaching via Skype and Zoom. For more about Gemma, visit her 'About' page or contact her directly.