Have More Energy – 9 Golden Energy Rules

I love this quote:  “The single biggest difference between people who get what they want and people who don’t is energy.”  (via Psychotherapist and Clinical Director Mira Kirshenbaum).  So often I hear people complain about not having enough energy to reach their goals and that they need to have more energy to do all things they want to do in life.  But did you know that the amount of energy you have has more to do with your mindset than anything else?

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If you’re upset with the way things are going in your life, if you feel like you have bad luck or there’s a lack of opportunities available to you, but you want do to more, here’s the good news: YOU CAN!  It all starts with you, your energy, and your attitude.  You have total control over the amount of energy you have.  To have more energy, you simply need to develop habits to create and protect it.

 

9 Golden Energy Rules to Have More Energy

Remember, the amount of energy you have is up to you!  Here are 9 Golden Energy Rules to keep in mind and implement:

 

1.) Energy begets energy:  Take a moment to think about the people you spend most of your time with.  Are they positive, energetic people, or are they lazy, Debbie Downers?  We feed off the energy of the people around us.  If you want to have more energy, start hanging out with people that are movers and shakers.

 

2.) Energy is a decision:  Again, energy has more to do with your mindset than anything else.  It’s just like when you play hooky at work and call in “sick.”  You work up your best sick voice to call your boss, and before you know it, you’re wondering, “AM I really sick?”  Our minds have an amazing ability to convince our bodies how we feel.  If you tell yourself you’re tired, you will be.  DECIDE each day that you are awake, alive, and have all the energy in the world.  You will instantly feel a difference!

 

3.) Premium fuel creates premium performance: It’s true: you are what you eat.  If you put crap in your body, you’re going to feel like crap, too.  Food is fuel.  Choose foods that will fuel the rest of your day.  Veggies, red fruits, and whole foods are the way to go!

 

4.) Strength and endurance require rest:  To have more energy in your workouts and improve your strength and endurance, you need rest.  Be sure to get enough sleep, so “I’m too tired,” isn’t your excuse to miss your workouts.

 

5.) Sleep is the ultimate fuel:  Get to bed earlier at night, to be more productive during the day.  Sleep does wonders for the body!  It boosts mental ability, improves loss of body fat, slows the aging process, and improves healing.  If you struggle to get to sleep at a decent time, gradually start making your bed time a little earlier by about 15 minutes every few days until you’re getting the recommended 8 hours a night.

 

6.) Language (vocal and physical) attracts energy:  Express your feelings and match your message with your voice.  A voice with vocal inflection attracts energy, while a flat, monotone voice leaves you feeling…flat.  Body language works the same way.  It’s hard to feel energetic when you’re slouching in your chair.  Sit up straight with your shoulders back and have confident body language to instantly have more energy, improve your focus and improve your mood.

 

7.) Energy is valuable and must be protected:  There are many people out there who are energy suckers and Negative Nancies.  Protect your energy by refusing to spend time with people that bring you down.

 

8.) Emotion ZAPS energy:  Hitting extreme emotional highs and lows really takes a tool on your energy, too.  To have more energy, try to keep your emotions in check as you move throughout your day.  Don’t stress over the little things.

 

9.) Energy requires a physical outlet: Nervous energy requires a physical outlet.  When you feel nervous energy building up, channel it into your workouts or practice some type of calming activity like using a stress ball or tapping.  Both (especially working out) are great ways to release stress.

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8 thoughts on “Have More Energy – 9 Golden Energy Rules

  1. I need to copy this down & make it a BIG poster to put in my office at home & behind my desk at work! This is such a great reminder/wake up call — especially #2!

    • How wonderful and I am saleting your quote for my facebook “Nothing tastes better than skinny feels. I have struggled with my weight all of my life. Up and down with each of my three kids, I am not skinny now but I am now working out and not just dieting. It was great to hear your story because I have been doing P90X but missed some workouts myself, I feel the same way as you ( just ready to get back on track)Thanks

  2. Do you have to keep using Debbie Downer, Chalene? It so bugs me, cause i am so far from that and I wish you would stop using it cause i love ya and i hate it when you say it!!!!!

    • Thank you so much for sharing! That is enroucaging! I lost 40 lbs once, but that was when I was engaged and before having children. I’m 9 lbs into my goal to lose 30 now. It seems like a distant goal but I know I can make it if I don’t give up.The regular work outs are where it’s hardest for me to commit but I know that’s important for losing body fat and not just pounds.Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  3. ” I try so hard to keep up the good work with Chalean Exteme, but my eatting habits seems to get worst. After working out I get soooo hungry and eat the wrong foods, if I can get my meal plan streight I’ll be alright, I can make it.

  4. AMEN to that, I agree with everything that you said. I have been so healthy in the mind, body and soul since I have been using your programs for over 3 years to get into shape. It feels like only yesterday that I was lying in my bed, all heavy and out of shape feeling like a slob, and then there it was, your commercial for TurboJam! I ordered it, and it took weeks after I got it, to get up the nerve to do it. I am so glad I took those steps, I am a much better person today, not only to myself, but also to my family.
    Thank you Chalene