The past few weeks I’ve shared a variety of ways to feel more energetic. Everything from changing how you eat to how you sleep. However, I’ve found through working with a variety of clients that there is one more BIG thing that can really cause a dip in our energy levels.
By boredom I don’t mean you don’t have plenty of things to do, I mean you aren’t enjoying what you are doing and are starting to feel disinterested in life. Many women who are super busy are just going through the motions. They are accomplishing a ton each day, but none of it is meaningful or fun. They aren’t doing the things that make them feel alive.
If this feels like you, summer is a GREAT time to start to think about what you love and adding a little of it to your daily life.
- What topics do I feel passionate about?
- Is there an old hobby or pastime I used to participate in that brought me joy?
- What would I like to learn more about?
Once you’ve got a list of three or four ideas, find a way to schedule one or two of them into your week. Give this a try for the next few weeks and see if you aren’t feeling more excited about life in general. Don’t look at it as one more thing to do – look at it as something you are doing for YOU – in fact, if possible, don’t add it to your list, but replace something you don’t enjoy with something new and more interesting. Or try to combine it with something you are already doing. Great example – while cleaning, listen to a podcast on a topic you are interested in learning more about. Or invite your children or spouse or a girlfriend to join you in a new hobby.
I hope that by allowing yourself to do something you love regularly, you’ll find yourself more excited about life in general, and less drained.