Keys to an Energy Filled Lifestyle!
"Some things are within our control, and some things are not. It is only after you have faced up to this fundamental rule and learned to distinguish between what you can and can't control that inner tranquility and outer effectiveness become possible!" Epictetus
Let's work on building energy to succeed in life!
They take on projects almost effortlessly, they have excitement in everything they do, it seems like once they start there is no stopping them… who are these people you ask… they are people with boundless energy. It is just like with everything else in life, the area of acquiring energy has to be developed in your life. Boundless energy is no accident in your life… it is something that needs to be worked on. Some people are genetically better off, but everyone to some degree needs to work to maintain energy. As young people we are full of energy but as time goes on we need a plan to maintain it.
People with bounding energy are different than those without…they make better choices and are more proactive and inclined to be successful. There is a higher level of excitement around them and the people in their life seem drawn towards them in everything they do. It is almost like people want to tap into the energy that they have… what a gift it is to have boundless energy and to let your friends and loved ones tap into it.
If we find ourselves short on energy, in many ways we will find ourselves short on life. The amount of energy we have links directly to how healthy we are. I believe that when our Creator said, "…you shall have life and that life more abundantly", that in many ways He is talking not only a spiritual but also a physical energy that we can have in our lives.
Green Bay Packer Coach Vince Lombardi once said, "Fatigue does make cowards of us all!" How much in our lives are we afraid of just because of a lack of energy? It seems that the people who are in the best shape and energy are ready to take on most everything that life would have to offer. I am hoping that together we can take a better look at this. I don't want to see any of you miss an opportunity just because you were not in condition to receive it. There are many times at work where I will be stretching, doing toe stands, walking in place and when my coworkers walk by, I tell them that I need to be prepared, for you never know when you might be called into the game.
Just having energy stored up is a prerequisite for your personal achievements, success and peace of mind. This is an area that we sometimes fail to realize as being important in our lives, It is an area that is gradually lost and gradually gained… just like other areas in our life, it is the little steps we take towards it or away from it that makes the difference. In New Life Strategies we don't want to miss a trick when it come to being our best, and it is my strong belief that having boundless energy is a part needed for us to be the person we were designed to be.
Now I want to take a moment to throw a question at you… I have heard that many times we fall short in life because we don't ask ourselves the right questions. My question is this… do you have written down how long you plan to live? Some of you might know where I am going with this… without a plan your ship will go where ever the tides of life take it and it usually is the easiest route and it is most times somewhere you don't want to be.
Once you have a plan or should I say a life expectancy things will start to happen… you will start developing habits that will aid you in living to the time you have planned. I know of many people who do not plan to live long and you can see by their habits that they are helping themselves to fulfill that plan by their bad habits they have developed. Therefore you need a plan and you need to examine the habits developed in your life to support the plan… it is one day at a time and what you do with that day that counts.
Another area that has its links to what kind of boundless energy you have is what kind of attitude you choose to have. I say choose because it is your choice… the quality of your life is directly determined by the attitude that you choose to develop. A positive attitude will always give more excitement and energy in all that you are doing.
The more positive energy that you can build, the more you can do, the more you can do, the more you can achieve, the more you can achieve, the more you can bless and as you bless it will open up an avenue of more blessings coming to you. Again having positive energy doesn't just happen… it is a choice we make to have it.
One of the greatest energy deflators is having negative stress in your life. By not handling stress in a positive way we allow it to become negative and by becoming negative it becomes dangerous. Having negative stress will allow you to complain, worry and have all sorts of anxiety working for you. This puts your life out of control and can sometimes lead to all sorts of issues like various kinds of disease and sickness.
It is crucial for us right now to choose the right attitude and to become mini experts on exercise and fitness. As we make a plan for our life, we must become accountable for our bodies and the need to tap into all the information needed to build the container that can house all the boundless energy we will ever need to reach our planned date for living. We don't know exactly when our Lord will be calling us home, but we do know that we need to take care of the bodies He has given us and to exercise it building energy. Just like in many areas, we need to wake up and start doing it.
One area that I feel can greatly increase the energy in your life is aerobic exercise… some of the benefits are;
- It will build your self esteem
- It will improve your sleep
- Will help relieve negative stress
- Burns calories and fat
- Gives you a better attitude
- Strengthens your immune system
So what are we waiting for…? I hope this is clear for you… you are important… lets work together and see how much positive energy we can build in our lives and see if our lives can make the difference!!!