You can have youthful energy at any age, starting right now, if you are willing to take this Personal Energy Inventory and make some changes. Make these tips a habit and you can enhance your quality of life for decades to come.
The Law of Conservation of Energy states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Energy can, however, be transformed. If you’d like to listen to the podcast on this topic, click here.
You can do this right now. Energy drainers and energy enhancers are very personal, so it is critical that you listen to your Innate Intelligence. What may be an energy drainer for one person may be an energy enhancer for another.
There are some activities that universally charge us up or deplete us. For example, most people are energized by quality time with family and friends or by reading a good book. On the other hand, some universal energy drainers include overworking, overeating, drinking too much alcohol, and taking drugs.
Here is a sample list of activities that will help you identify and measure how well you are using your potential energy. It will help you evaluate the choices you are making as they relate to your energy, and whether they are helping or hurting you. Each action is either a credit or debit toward your energy bank. Use your answers to help you shift your energy to live your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle right now.
Check off the statements below that apply to you:
My Energy Enhancers:
- Speaking my truth
- Quality time with kids
- Being honest
- Following through
- Reading good books
- Keeping promises to myself
- Being grateful
- Eating healthy
- Getting chiropractic adjustments
- Supplementing my diet
- Date night with spouse
- Quality time with friends
- Focusing on the positive
- Having faith
- Expressing gratitude
- Standing up for myself
- Staying on task
- Letting go of the things that are out of my control
- Taking action on my goals
- Making time to exercise
- Good posture
- Saving money
- Being involved in things I believe in
- Celebrating special occasions
My Energy Drainers:
- Not exercising
- Arguing with my spouse
- Spinal Subluxations
- Being overweight
- Over-scheduling my day
- Saying yes when I mean no
- Not taking Play Time
- Taking abuse
- Trying to change other people
- Being a people pleaser
- Stressing out
- Mindless television
- Not having a purpose
- Not completing things that I start
Which characteristics describe you most? On which activities do you spend most of your time? Do you tend to do things that fuel you? Or do you find that most of your time is spent on activities that deplete you? Your Personal Energy Inventory is a reality check on where your energy is being distributed. Don’t perceive this as a list of problems or a way to defend why things are the way they are. Instead, it is a way to raise your awareness about where all your energy is going and how to get it flowing back into your life instantly, and keep it there, so you feel younger every day.
Every energy drainer has an energy enhancer that can take its place. You just have to train yourself to make that choice. Very often, we find the energy to change by saying no to the activities, habits, and patterns that drain us. Not doing can be just as important as doing.
How you think can also be an energy drainer or an energy enhancer. If worry is a big energy drain for you, try turning your worry into faith. After all, worry never made a deposit into a bank account, healed a disease, or changed the weather.
Converting worry into an energy-enhancing attitude can free you to direct your energy towards powering change, health, new business, quality relationships and personal growth. As you feel your energy grow, it will enhance your creative spirit and set you on the path that will bring you all of the answers and resources to drive your fun, exciting and adventurous 100 Year Lifestyle. You will no longer dread the changes you know you need to make and you will take action. You might consider reading a book on a subject you are passionate about, scheduling a trip that you have always wanted to take, making an appointment with your chiropractor, nutritionist, or personal trainer or decide to let go of your need to control. It’s your list. Trust your Innate to know what is best for you.
Make the Change- Your Personal Energy Inventory
On the left side, list your most draining personal energy drainers. On the right side of this box, list your most enhancing energy enhancers. Add to this list every day as you go through your day and experience things that wear you down or inspire your energy. Once your list is complete, live on the right side of this box and sustain youthful energy regardless of your age.
Energy Drainers Energy Enhancers
Once you take your Personal Energy Inventory, you can consciously begin to make choices that support your high-energy 100 Year Lifestyle. Eliminate the things that drain you. Focus on the things that energize you. When you do this, you will find that you Innately have the resources you need to change your life. In fact, not making the change is an energy drainer. The commitment to change ignites a spark for instant energy. Recommitting to that change with every choice provides you with a continual feed. This is how you will generate the currency to power your ideal 100 Year Lifestyle.