The richest people in the world get paid for doing what they love and being who they are. Imagine that…
You know the feeling when you feel strong, rested, accomplished and inspired? Everything around you seems brighter… you feel happy, joyful and full of love… you can’t stop smiling, people around you seem nicer and even the little things that used to irritate you seem to have disappeared… This is You in your POWER! When your energy tank is full you willingly give to everyone, you radiate love and you feel abundant in all areas of life. But when your energy level is low you tend to close off, get angry, become irritable, and find yourself in unpleasant situations. The most important thing to remember here is that it’s NOT YOU, it’s your energy level that you simply didn’t budget right.
We always talk about budgeting our money; instead we need to be budgeting our ENERGY. Because when we have a lot of energy we are inspired, we are creative, we are ready to tackle the world, and we are VERY productive in that state. This in its turn can transfer into money, if that’s what you want. Sounds easy enough?
So how do we budget our energy? You literally do ONLY things that bring you JOY! I wrote out a test self-care calendar this month and decided to run my life around MY self-care, harnessing all the energy I can get, and minimizing the work and commitments that don’t necessarily bring me joy. I took this project very seriously. I planned out each day starting at 5am and made sure to stuff my calendar with everything from yoga, massages to reading, spending time with friends/family and everything in between. I intentionally made Mondays my self-care days to break the stigma of Mondays. It turned out, the very few days that I gave myself to work, I actually was much more effective and got more accomplished than trying to spend days on procrastinating the same amount of workload.
You see when you live your life by design, you actually don’t mind giving from your overflow. You gladly serve your family and community and you do it with a smile on your face. Life hasn’t dramatically changed for me, what changed was my attitude towards my life. I still run my business and take care of trivial tasks of life, but I no longer stress about it (mostly), I now do it with pleasure, because I learned to PRIORITIZE ME, say no to what doesn’t bring me joy, harness my energy and channel it more effectively!
Cherish your energy by setting healthy boundaries. Find what fills your tank and make sure you do that routinely to keep vibrating high and staying elevated all the time.
Yours in budgeting your energy,