Week 6: How to deal with your energy levels
Last week we saw that we are simply energy in motion, with full control of our energy levels – if we consciously wish to be.
This energy in motion we call ‘emotion’ actually originates from the thoughts in our mind. Every thought impacts our emotional vibrational frequency. To be able to monitor our energy levels, it is important to observe the thoughts that are occupying your mind.
When you experience uncomfortable emotions such as anger and guilt, there can be a chain of events that attract the same uncomfortable emotions. For example, you wake up on the wrong side of the bed one morning, and everything seems to go wrong that day. You may end up getting late to work because all the signals are red, once you get to work you may face challenges with your boss or colleagues, or you spill your coffee – all of these events might make you feel like your day has been ruined. This chain reaction of “unfortunate” events is just a manifestation of your current energy level of having woken up in a negative mind space.
Once you start to notice your energy levels, you can take charge and consciously keep it at a high frequency. The tips and tools to bring about that conscious change lie within us and here are some simple ones you can follow:
- Be aware of your thoughts and thought pattern:
For example, I grew up thinking that eight hours of sleep is a necessity to have a productive day. And if I do not get those eight hours of sleep, there is a high chance I am not going to have a productive day. This thought pattern that I consciously and subconsciously kept feeding myself made it a reality. This changed when I realised the power of my thoughts. Now I tell myself that if I get a minimum of 6 hours sleep I’ll still be good to go, and voila, that becomes my new and improved reality. So next time you are being controlled by a limiting thought or belief, acknowledge it before switching it to a positively reinforcing thought.
- Practice Gratitude
Waking up every morning is already the biggest reason to be grateful! Taking a moment to be grateful will immediately shift your energy levels to focusing on what you have rather than what you don’t have. I like to wake up every morning and make a list of 3 things I’m grateful for. Try it and watch it shift your vibe!
We are not only surrounded by beauty, we are also it. Take time to appreciate who you are, and walk with your blinkers off so you can appreciate your surroundings as well. No matter what situation we are in right now, we must appreciate the force of nature that is keeping us alive!
- Drink Water
You need enough water to be able to keep flushing out toxins and to keep the body hydrated everyday. Being hydrated significantly affects energy levels and brain function.
- Pay attention to the food you consume
Just like us and our emotions, all the different foods also have different frequency levels. Examples of high frequency foods are greens, blueberries, nuts and seeds and on the other side lies fast food, fried food, sugar. Even packaging can affect the vibration of food – if it is in a plastic bag or covered with pesticides, it can cause the frequency to dip. Keeping that in mind, it is also important to pay attention to how your body feels after consuming various kinds of food.
Taking deep breaths can release blocked emotions (such as stress, anxiety, anger). Two breathing techniques that really help me and my clients find calmness are:
- Inhale for 5 counts, allowing the chest and belly to expand…Exhale for 6 counts, completely emptying out the breath. Repeat this five times.
- Anulom Vilom Pranayama / Alternate Nostril Breathing [Link]
Make time to feed positive thoughts into your mind and make it your reality! Here are some to get you started.
- I am healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
- Today and every day I am grateful for my good health.
- I am inspired, enthusiastic, and successful.
- I am kind. I am loving. I am happy.
- I love and accept myself unconditionally.
- I deserve all that is good in life.
- I am full of gratitude for who I am.
- I always take time just to relax.
- I fill my leisure time with healthy, fun activities.
- I take quality ‘me’ time every day.
How I like to implement this is by sticking post-it notes of my favourite affirmations on my door and reading them to myself everytime I pass them – it is definitely an instant energy booster!
- Move your body!
Being aware that we are energy in motion also means that we need to take time to move physically. Taking time to add movement to your lifestyle will allow your energy to flow more smoothly. Enroll in a dance class, fitness class, go for a brisk walk, practice yoga or anything else that interests you.
My personal go-to for release or just energization is yoga.
- Yoga Sequence to calm the mind & body.
Hold each asana for 3-5 breaths and repeat everything on the right and left sides.
[Check out the latest reel for reference to be able to connect these asanas in a flow]
Wearing or keeping crystals in your space will absorb the unwanted and low frequency energy and replace it with more positively charged energy.