by angie johnsey
Are you waking up tired and exhausted before you even start your day?
Are you pouring all of your energy into your work or projects and finding you are not being reenergized by the joy and excitement of your work?
If you answered yes to either of these questions, there are several things to consider.
Either your work is not truly fulfilling our you have a re occurring thought that is zapping your energy level.
One important thing to mention is that it’s not so much what we do that has the potential to fuel and energize us, but how... what we do makes us feel.
When we are doing work that is truly fulfilling and feel healthy emotionally, we feel energized by that work. Ideas flow. Excitement is generated. If you are not energized and looking forward to your work each day, we need to explore why.
Explore why you are exhausted.
How do want to feel as a result of what you do?
Explore your options.
3 Steps to Being Alone and Happy about it
by angie johnsey
You may read this title and feel hope and resistance at the same time.
Part of you screams, "Yes, I need to know how to do this!"
The other part screams, "but I don't want to be alone. I would rather you tell me how not to be
alone than tell me how to be happy about it."
This brings me to Step One - Making peace with being alone.
Before we can make peace with our label of "alone", lets look at the fears that come with this label.
Now that we have addressed those fears,
let's look at Step Two - Beginning your relationship with you.
It's time for Step 3 - Make Future Plans.
This 1 simple tip can save you time
+ reduce your stress & frustration.
Do you waste valuable time and energy constantly searching for those small everyday items on the way out the door in the morning?
You are already late and now you can’t find your keys. You get to work only to realize you don’t have your work badge. You go to pay for that coffee that is supposed to get you through the day and you don’t have your wallet.
These small little missing items can add up to big frustration and unnecessary mental stress. Maybe you already have enough stressors in your life and the last thing you want to do is add more.
If you misplace those small frequently used items and become frustrated or stressed, this one small thing is for you.
What are we thinking? The answer in this case, is we’re not. This is a habit born out of mindlessness instead of mindfulness.
When we come home from a long day, our minds are still interacting with that day or some other topic through memory and internal dialog.
In other words, you have other things on your mind instead of noticing where you place your keys and scarf after you walk in the door.
The mind is entertaining more important topics and giving no focus whatsoever to those small items that will create stress for you in the morning.
What can you do?
Follow these 3 easy steps and go from rushed and stressed to calm and organized.
Step 1. Gather those small frequently used items that seem to never be where you thought they were.
Step 2. Find a pretty pouch or a clear zipper pouch to keep in your purse, backpack, or briefcase. Place the small items in your pouch. A ziplock bag will also do the trick.
Step 3. Time to create a habit of giving these items your mindful focus for the next 3 days. Each night before bed, do an inventory check, ensuring the items on your frequently missing list are safely in place. When morning comes you can walk out the door feeling like Martha Stewart!
This simple tip can save you unnecessary stress and frustration in your daily life. You don’t have to have your whole house organized to feel good. Just take care of the small stuff.
Angie Johnsey is a speaker, author and world-renowned Mind expert. A hypnotherapist and psychiatric nurse by trade, Angie assists clients all over the world to become aware of their mental and emotional patterns, bring clarity and peace to lives that were once full of stress and suffering, and choose the feelings they would like to have to transform their lives.