Personal Energizers – Natural Highs
What energizes you? What gives you a Natural High?
Think of what activities, people, food, places, etc. seem to give you more energy.
“If you can place yourself in the company of people who are infused with spirit, their energy gives you spark and facilitation — a confidence boost. Fortunately, the electricity of spirit is contagious. When this positive energy of well-beingness circulates through your system, people often refer to you as being ‘lit up.’”–Benjamin Disraeli
Examples of Personal Energizers
Spending time with people who are infused with spirit
Physical movement (walking, dancing, exercise)
Consciously absorbing energy from the earth
Being with babies and young children
Consciously bringing in Source Energy
Service from the heart
Spending time in nature
Doing anything you enjoy
Sound (singing, humming, chanting, toning)
Listening (music, nature, etc.)
Eating (certain foods?)
Play (what kind?)
Water (stay hydrated so that energy can flow in your body)
Energy practices, such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Yoga
Thoughts of joy and gratitude
Spending time with __________
Dancing, Music, Playing an Instrument
Memories of ________
Energy Pick-Me-Ups (from Stop Eating Your Heart Out, chap. 5)
Here are a couple of pick-me-ups you can use rather than reaching for a sugary treat or an energy drink when you need an energy boost:
• Stand up. Allow your arms to make large figure eights. Great. Now switch and go in the other direction. As you move your arms through the air, you are increasing your energy field, and you should be feeling more energized.
• Think of something that brings you joy. Imagine this joy moving through your body, into all your cells. Breathe in the joy.
Exercise: Now you make your list…
On a daily basis — challenge yourself to include at least one of your Personal Energizers per day, hopefully more. Some of these you have no control over, but you can visualize what doesn’t exist. For instance, if the ocean energizes you and you are not physically near one, spend some time visualizing yourself at the ocean (really “be” there – what do you see? smell? hear? taste? feel?).
Remember to continue monitoring your energy level (see http://stopeatingyourheartout.com/2012/how-energized-are-you/). Notice how your energy level changes when you spend time engaged in a Personal Energizer/Natural High. We are energy beings and need to keep our battery pack charged!