What brings you energy
Are there ever times when you notice you are just down, not motivated, not energized and also not sure why? First off, it is totally fine to have these days, it means you are still human. When I have several days of this, I actually forget what brings me energy. So, I have compiled a list of things that bring me energy. Through the Covid-19 pandemic I have felt myself get lost a couple of times simply because I gain energy from others. I would love to know what you have compiled, maybe I can add to my list.
Smiling and laughing 😊
Getting ridiculously excited about something random
Appreciating someone or some thing
Talking to a stranger
Spreading positive energy to others
Going for a hike preferable with someone
Playing a game
Catching up with an old friend on the phone
Watching a super happy movie
Sitting in the sun
Talking out loud in funny voices while walking around
Reading a book with a powerful female character
Creating a new project for myself
Here is a good starting list. I am sure I am forgetting many things and that is okay. It can always be added to. The trick for me is to call on this list when I know I need to. This self-care and is always a work in progress. So, next time I feel I am beginning to get in my head too much, overthink things and just plain notice myself dipping I am going to look at this list and do something about it.
what about you?
Special note, this for me is VERY different from when I am overstimulated and need to recoup. Those moments happen as well and I have a different list that I go to (usually it means getting in nature and reading a book)