If there’s two things that are inevitably woven into the patterns of day to day life, it’s numbers and energy. Let’s focus on the latter.
Energy fuels a lot of different things, and starts with a thought. Energy fuels how you go about your day to day activities such as work, interactions with people, the way you feel towards certain things people say or do, and can even effect how you approach exercise and your usual workout.
Different energies can conflict with one another – positive and negative being the most general example. What’s convenient (and pretty cool) though is that you can change your energy, by doing different things. It’s not just coffee that can get a person energized. It doesn’t take energy drinks. It doesn’t even take energy pills.
I remember car trading days, 4 days a week worth of LOUD auctioneers, car fumes, the shouts of ringmen and dealers all around. No matter how much money, 5 hours straight of an auction chant at full blast (literally) has a tendency to make your ears ring. I used to practically LIVE off of energy drinks just to get through those mornings (waking up at 5:15 a.m. has never been my cup of tea).
What I didn’t realize is that the energy drinks actually did more harm than good. If anything after a while they were burning out my nervous system and depreciating my vitamin B levels, which had to be counteracted with supplemental daily doses of vitamin B in liquid or caplet form.
Finally, I quit the energy drinks. Started focusing more on alternative, natural ways of feeling the “pump.”
It took a while, but I realized that “pump” had nothing to do with caffeine, taurine, or any of that stuff. It has to do with thoughts you think, actions you take…and I realized I was bored. No, wait not bored – burnt out. As humans we’re meant to constantly evolve, and in that line of business, the plateau had been reached. It was time to evolve.
Start trying and learning new things and you’ll realize your energy levels increase naturally. Let’s put it into a fitness perspective: the reason most people get “discourage” or “tired” of fitness isn’t because it drains energy – on the contrary, it actually boosts energy levels and increases mental awareness.
The main reason is because their body is bored to tears of doing the same thing over and over, not being able to test its limits.
The thought of things that excite you, depress you, make you happy, sad, etc, all change energy levels. Even feeling challenged or taking on something new changes energy levels.
A feeling of nervousness is an indicator of fear. Fear can stem from thinking you don’t know/aren’t familiar with a certain something. The only energy you’ll get from that is low energy.
A feeling of excitement can have the same physical feelings of nervousness, but a bit different. Excitement means you’re ready for something, you may not be familiar with it but you have a thought of confidence.
So really, thoughts are connected to feelings, and feelings connected to energy, all in respective order.
You think Monday is going to suck, so you wake up feeling down about it, and continue the day not feeling very energized, thinking you have to have coffee, that you think will make you feel better, thus boosting your energy levels.
See the process?
You go on a date, thinking about how the who thing’s going to play out, and you feel confident because you’ve been observant and have a game plan (player pun not intended), so you meet up with your date and have confident, excited, non-negative energy.
See the difference?
It starts with a thought…that continues to a feeling…and manifests in energy – which we’re all connected by.
You wouldn’t be half (I bet even a quarter) as excited about the thought of having a day tour of a funeral home than you would about having a day tour of a [insert your favorite thing to do here].
This is what makes concerts so epic, team sports so spirited, and the feeling of walking into a hospital somber and serious. It’s the overall energy of the collective people in the places.
Negative and positive energy can’t coincide in the same places. So remember to take care in who you associate with, what you listen to, read, and what you watch. Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday and has a kickass Monday.