Lost Your Oomph? Here is a Plan for Getting It Back
Posted January 20, 2014on:
I lost my oomph and I don’t know where it has gone. Can anyone relate?
Looking back, it probably started when I hurt my ankle and couldn’t exercise for a month. There are also the ongoing issues of several people I care about facing very serious medical issues. The last straw was traveling for the holidays and coming home with bronchitis that kept me low for 2 weeks.
So, now it is mid-January and I am feeling behind and oomph-less. What am I going to do?
Take Care of My Body: Exercising, eating healthy, and getting plenty of rest, are the basic building blocks of feeling good and restoring my energy levels.
Be Gentle with Myself: Feeling behind or pushing myself to do things are grounded in judgments of where I am. Instead, I am going to let my days gracefully unfold based on how I am feeling. The funny things is, when I take the heat off I often accomplish more.
Honor My Feelings: I shared with my book group about my friend in hospice and was surprised that they made such a big deal about it. I would have told you I was handling things gracefully, and I was, but I was not taking the time to connect with my feelings. I know that when I let my feelings process, I always feel lighter.
Spiritual Practice: I will be re-grounding in my daily practices. Meditation, journaling, prayer, and spending time in nature will be some of the tools I use.
Focus on the Positive: Talking or thinking about not having energy will only make it more true. My focus has been on resisting how I feel or making up stories to support it. Instead, I am choosing to shift my focus to how I want to feel and embracing it fully.
Engagement: Being with friends and communities that support me is incredibly healing. I already have several coffee and lunch dates on my calendar with fun people who I find inspiring. The other part of engagement is to step into my intentions and goals, even if it is in a very small way in the beginning. These small actions can re-connect me with what I want to do and remind me why it is so important to me.
What do you think of my plan to get my oomph back? Is there anything in it that might help you?
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