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How to find and nurture your inner energy

How to find and nurture your inner energy

Daily life is sometimes overwhelming. Emotional upheavals, negative thinking, and seemingly hopeless situations all conspire to zap our inner energy, leaving us feeling constantly tired. To reverse this, stop and take care of both your mental and physical needs. Here are five ways to get your energy back. 
 

Meditate

It is hard to tap into your inner energy if your mind is a storm of worries, doubts and unhappiness. Develop a meditation practice to calm your mind and allow productive thoughts and ideas to come through. If you have trouble getting started, try a guided meditation app for your smartphone or meditation videos on YouTube. 
 

Think positive

Negative thinking is a trap that quickly brings us down, but we don’t always realize it. Pay attention to your moods and thoughts to see how you can redirect your mind. Think to yourself, “I do enough, I have enough, I am enough” even if you think you don’t. 
 

Visualize what you want

To take positive thinking even further, visualize what you want. Imagine yourself in situations where you feel successful and happy. Find a goal to work toward and picture yourself doing it well. This stimulates your inner energy and you will want to get started.
 

See your doctor

That listless feeling may not all be in your head. Health problems such as arthritis, sleep apnea, diabetes, heart disease, and thyroid issues make you tired no matter what. If you are on medication, talk to your doctor about possibly adjusting it. A common medicine side effect is tiredness, most notably with diuretics, antihistamines and blood pressure drugs. 
 

Exercise

According to the Mayo Clinic, exercise improves your circulation and stimulates the brain so you feel both energetic and happier. To start, try a brisk 30 minute walk. Yoga is an efficient form of self-care because exercise is traditionally followed by meditation, so you can do both in one session. 

Self-care is the key to getting your energy back. Treat yourself to a therapeutic massage mat, such as the Pranamat ECO. It helps relax your muscles and revive you. Use it for massage or meditation to help your body recover from the stress of daily living.

Photo by Victoria Gold and Kennedy Meek

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