In order to believe in ourselves and our life journey, we need to feel supported by our energy system. This is hard when you feel de-energised, depleted, unfulfilled & generally “too small in your energy” to do your most daring Exciting Thing in Life.
𝗪𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝗻𝘁, 𝘂𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗲 𝗶𝘁.
I learned this the hard way: from as young as eight I was constantly tired… I’d get creative and excited one moment, but then wouldn’t have the stamina to complete anything long-term . In fact, in my mid twenties I had a terrible fear that I would NEVER finish anything big!
I had a lot of shame about it and my self-esteem was low, which made me feel I was always worse than other people who seemed more successful than me!
As I was tired, 𝗜 𝗵𝗮𝗱 𝘁𝗼 always 𝗽𝘂𝘀𝗵 𝗺𝘆𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗼 𝗮𝗻𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗮 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗲!
The real change happened when I invested a lot of money into my business & had to keep showing up AND grow on a consistent basis! I pushed hard and then crashed harder than ever before! I knew 𝗔𝗹𝗹 𝗼𝗿 𝗡𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴 approach had to go…
It felt 𝘄𝗲𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗮𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 to do nothing & rest when I had so much to do! but… the results spoke for themselves: I was able to keep going consistently for a few months and for the first time ever I felt CERTAIN that I would finish every single goal on my list. The best part was that I lost that sense of panic and failure, replaced with peace and quiet confidence in myself.
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝟰 𝗧𝘆𝗽𝗲𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗜 𝗵𝗼𝗽𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗳𝗲𝗲𝗹 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝘄𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗱, 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗳 𝘀𝗼 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗕𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱!
1. 𝙋𝙝𝙮𝙨𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩:
most of us believe it’s Not Okay to rest too much – or we’d be lazy, unproductive or lost… This is totally untrue! Think of somebody who is doing a 12-months cross-country trek, they wouldn’t make it to the finish line if they just kept on going with almost no rest. Well, in life, there is no finish line.. You are never done. So create a strategy to keep yourself charged up: massage, naps, baths, sauna, more sleep. Medical research shows that just by lying down you rest your nervous system and body differently than if you rest by sitting. We literally need to be horizontal to be powered up! If you have resistance around resting, you can use a mantra: “Rest is essential to my success!”
2. 𝑴𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒍 𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕:
we are overflooded with data. This constant “noise” actually takes a lot of your energy. As it’s relentless, your brain is too full to integrate, receive insight, intuition or feel peaceful. Often mental fatigue shows up as grumpiness because you want to protect yourself from the endless “info attack”. I make daily Clarity Time to feel the spaciousness within my mind, and to process information so I take no more in and just sort out, regroup, contemplate and integrate what I need. I either go for walks with no headphones, journal or just lie quietly with a mask on my eyes and ear plugs. If you don’t create a clear mental space, you will literally have no quiet space to think or grow, and somebody else’s opinions will be running your brain and energy.
𝟯. 𝗘𝗺𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘁:
Our nervous system cannot always be ON. Society glamorises those who push, strive, effort and grit teeth – however, people who do that long term tend to have more heart attacks (think Type A personality). It is unreasonable to live in an “emergency mode” or survival long term.. Your nervous system has to have the time to process emotions, feelings & release daily dramas & old traumas. Soothing your nervous system allows you to switch into a different parasympathetic “gear” where you start to restore and accumulate energy. I found the following working even for some “old school” hard-jawed CEOs: treat your nervous system like a loving child’s heart – it gets stressed when you are mean to it or blame yourself. Practice soothing self-talk in a gentle voice; reassure, support and encourage you with love; use self-compassion, soft music, feeling your feelings, crying, laughing – we are human BEINGS, not doings – yet we make almost no time for being.
4. 𝙎𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙪𝙖𝙡 𝙧𝙚𝙨𝙩:
Meditation, energy healing, some forms of praying, body energy scanning, receiving healing through others and nature are all amazing ways to top up your higher frequencies of Love, Joy, Peace, Courage to be who you are. Some of the symptoms of spiritual depletion: feeling unmotivated, flat, disinterested, low emotions like anger and fear, feeling judgemental. Also: if you tend to be gun-ho in life, you are probably quite pushy in your spiritual journey also. You might overdo it and then go cold turkey on it. Notice if you are ever urgent, guilt-ridden or tick-it-off the list with it. This will reveal if you are being balanced in doing and resting, expanding and contracting, advancing and integrating. A consistent spiritual practice that is not too much and not too little for you, will provide you with a reset and will recharge all of you.
I hope this was helpful to you, and please let me know below which type of rest you feel you’d love to have more in your life.
𝗜𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗳𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗲, 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗿𝗴𝘆 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗷𝗼𝘆 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗴𝗶𝗳𝘁𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱, contact me by booking a call or send me a message me “ENERGY” HERE