Motivation is Key: Power up your Determination
Just tired of it all.
When these grey modes cloud your clarity, how can you reset to your brilliance, fire, determination, drive, and power?
To shift to a state of mind where you feel like you are paddling through clear blue water, all is seen, and you simply move in flow through your work day?
First you have to know it to see it. Face the feeling of getting out of bed in the morning thinking, sigh, another day.
Learn how to see the fatigue, recognize how you are limiting your self, and burst through this with power to the other side of fatigue where clean pure energy awaits you.
Fatigue. The origin of the word, pre-Latin, is "driving to the point of breaking down" or "to satiety, bursting".
You may not realize it, but part of your fatigue may be that you are too full. Full of ideas. Full of to do lists. Making to do lists for your to do lists. Full of overcompensating for working too hard with "pleasures" of drinking, netflix, food, super vacationing.
Today at the gym I overheard someone talking loudly on their cell phone, "I want to live my life and have experiences. Now that I realize I spent most of my life drinking, I want to change that and shift to having more experiences."
Work. Escape. Work. Escape. Or maybe not escape, just work, work, work.
The continued follow through on drive and fast pace of life will wear you down. If sleeping less is a strategy, this could put you are risk for early onset dementia. If constant caffeine is a must, this could change your brain, wear out your nervous system, scramble your focus. If computer work into the wee hours is your go to, this will wear down your brain wave patterns, and create anxiety.
The fatigue may well be sourced from a drive that is filling you full of thoughts and actions, but reducing your ability to breathe. And the compensations may be gradually and quietly and subtly wearing you down.
The mastery of the pause.
How successful are you at taking a pause?
The pause is where your power lies.
A pause increases the voltage, the power, of your brain waves. Staring off into space to daydream about something positive, like the photo above of moving through crystal clear water in a sunny tropical setting, gives you more brain power. Listening instead of talking, taking a deep breath, noticing what you feel in your body as you listen, and noticing where the other person is speaking from, what energy, what mood, what tone of voice, is power. As you watch, observe, witness, your self and other, you gain clarity, perspective, power.
Instead of being embedded and immersed in the dense activity of your life, rise above and peer as if flying overhead. Immerse in the big picture. You are alive. You are not currently in danger. You are master of your choices. You can choose how to feel.
How to pause?
Some people visualize a pleasant beach, and daydream there. Others take deep breaths to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system. For some, it's sound that turns down the volume on fatigue and turns up the melody of the quiet rhythms of life. Movement is magic. Yoga holds you in a gradual wind down to recharge you. But the quick fix, as you read this in your office or home or on your smart phone, is a three minute moment that re-finds you a centre inside that never leaves. That is always there.
Find your pause.
Make it a thing.
Practice it every morning so that, when your brain switches back focus to fatigue, despair, feeling tired, drained, your pause is waiting. To hold you. To remind you. Of your infinite power and grace. The rest in which you reset to charge forward again with more energy, and more fire, and more determination.
LEARN YOUR PAUSE
Try an approach and re-evaluate in one week.
Wishing you the best always,