Have you ever been exhausted at work? Zapped, with no energy to do anything other than watch the clock, waiting for the hours and minutes to tick by, wondering how time could go so slowly?
Maybe not, but I’d wager you’ve experienced this once or twice… or possibly daily. I get it, In the past I’d experienced this agonizing time crawl all too frequently.
The question is why? The answer – because something isn’t aligned. For me, work zapped my energy because it morphed into something I’d never imagined it could become. Drudgery!
It didn’t match my mental picture of what I wanted it to be. Enjoyable!
Equation for Feeling Zapped
Your reality and dreams are on opposite sides of the stadium.
In this post, I’m talking about your working situation, but the Zapped Equation applies to all areas of your life – food, physical appearance, financial, social, spiritual to name a few.
From Zapped To Energized- My Experience and Yours
My working life had narrowed from working directly with vulnerable women and children,to the point where I had no direct contact with the community that I was helping. I operated behind the scenes and because of that I lost sight of how my work was helping others. It’s not that it didn’t, it’s that I wasn’t seeing the positive effects first hand. That didn’t sit well with me and work slowly became less and less enjoyable and more about a paycheck.
Life is like a twister. It spirals along, and every now and again a tornado touches down, rips apart everything in its path and then vanishes. When you’re work life is in the path of the twister it’s hard to find your feet. I realized in my twister moments that when we’re inspired by something larger than ourselves, it breaths life and hope into our world.
For me – My twister was identifying I’m a helper and I like to see and interact with real people and help them transform their lives.
What is your twister and what did you learn?
How to reverse the Zapped Equation
One step at a time. Yes that’s what I found. Dig in and explore what you’re not happy with and what you want, enjoy and what would make you happy. Don’t think about anything other than the positives.
Dreams are what we make when we stop thinking about all the things that will get in our way and instead let our minds explore what might be possible if time, money, location and situation weren’t an issue.
Draw a mental picture
Now that you have a dream, paint a picture in our mind of how your live will be.
For me – I drew a picture of helping others to increase their energy levels, feel better and be more comfortable in their bodies and be free from lifestyle disease.
What’s your mental picture? What breathes energy into you?
With you mental picture in my mind, strive towards your dreams, do what you need to do to get there.
For me – I saved money. I refreshed my nutrition education. I surrounded myself with people who supported my dream, and I distanced myself from those who were negative and zapped my energy.
What actions do you need to take to move you forward?
Be Prepared to Work Hard
Life, contrary to popular belief, is not meant to be hard, but we do have to work hard and put in considerable effort to succeed. Working hard doesn’t mean life has to suck us dry.
We can choose expansion towards the dream or staying where we are. As long as where we are is good and positive and allowing us to live a healthy balanced lifestyle that leaves us happy and energized, then it’s a good thing. But when we stay in our current reality out of fear of what is beyond, the balance tips towards zapping our energy.
When we draw a mental picture, we are more apt to go after it. Without this mental picture, what do we do? Not much! We can be unhappy, unproductive and find our self less than happy. But with it, we strive forward towards our goals and dreams. The pursuit of which propels us and makes us happier and more energized.
My dreams inspired me to work hard, save money, study and upgrade my nutrition knowledge so that I could start a business that helps people transform their lives. What are your dreams, and why do you want them?
What inspires you? What goals do you have?
For me -I’m inspired by people who can write well, who help others, who are good with their money, who have strong family values and who are able to juggle multiple things. Is this envy or inspiration? Maybe a bit of both, but I’m inspired by them and I aspire to have bring those traits into my daily professional and personal life.
I’m here to support you on your journey to achieving a healthy and happy lifestyle. A lifestyle where you love your life, job and your body, where your energy levels are high and consistent, where you’re working toward your dreams and goals. Sounds amazing doesn’t it.
Join me for a FREE 1-on-1 Up Your Energy session. This session is a 50-minute call, where we’ll explore how your current lifestyle (including your diet!) is impacting your energy levels. We’ll delve into your goals and the limitations to reaching them and we’ll talk about strategies to shift your lifestyle and to Up Your Energy. I look forward to speaking to you and helping you make your dreams a reality. I’m here to guide, support and encourage you!
Up Your Energy!
It’s Your Life. Your Choice.