Energy Sources.

Do you remember Y2K? The predictions? The run on the stores and shortage of milk, bread and other necessities?

I remember my brothers building an entire room of train batteries, backup generators, power inverters and solar panels.

Like many, we considered our energy sources should a large-scale power outage happen.

Power outages happen in life, too. We wake up sick or just feel off kilter some days. Perhaps a super-busy, stressful stage of life pulls more energy than we’re used to expending.

Considering your sources of energy is critical because there are healthy and unhealthy sources.

5-Hour Energy shots are not a great choice, unfortunately. Not knocking them, Monster or Red Bull per se. Grandma always said, “If it comes easy it’s probably not worth it.”

Quick fixes aren’t going to give lasting energy. When the power outage strikes, we could light the house by setting it aflame. Light and warmth would result – for a short time.

Lasting energy starts with the right sources:

  • Proper amount of rest (different for everyone. Saying no to TV and not staying up too late pay huge dividends).
  • Picking some positive, motivational reading, listening and viewing sources (still should be limited as information overload can actually hamper application to our lives).
  • Exercise (increases blood flow to the brain, strengthens your lungs and heart and releases natural feel- good chemicals in your body.
  • Proper nutrition (so much to say here. Visit Dr. Josh Axe for so much more. Eating less and better is an over simplification but the evidence is overwhelming this would benefit our fast-paced, fast-food society in amazing ways.
  • Taking time to help others (even a simple smile, calling a waitress by name, paying it forward or giving a hug will crank up the generator inside of you).
  • Taking time to plan and write down goals and to-do lists (allows you to focus on the present and actions important to moving you forward).
  • Reflecting (whether you journal, pray or just sit quietly before bed, reflecting on the day allows your brain to defrag and also cognitively think through how you did).

Grab one thing that stood out to you above and slowly, gradually and consistently work on getting some quality energy sources hooked up to your “house.”

igniting energy…tim

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1 of 7 Billion.

You and I can change the world! Yesterday, we discussed having a firm belief in this concept. Like any dream, though, it’s easy to succomb to the “elephant complex.” It’s just such a big idea – changing the world!

Here are some bite-sized actions you all shared: smiling, complimenting, loving, praying, having manners, being polite, giving, etc.

Some have said, “I’ve tried smiling, it didn’t work.”

Wait, don’t discount you! Don’t discount that you’re one of seven billion. Last time I checked, Fibonacci documented “1” as a counting number! You count! If YOU smile, you’re changing the world.

What example do our kids see? If we discount ourselves, they’ll likely discount themselves. Know this! Changing the world starts with believing you can, and realizing that you only control what you do is vital.

Sure it’s going to have ripple effects, but if you were the only change to ever occur, that would be enough. Smile today.

igniting energy…tim

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