Quick Tips: Top Up Your Energy By Paying Attention To Your Senses
Sometimes I feel like getting out of bed should earn me at least a Nobel Prize. My energy levels are so low that I associate myself with an empty petrol tank of my car stuck on a motorway during rush hour.
And ‘thanks’ to the lockdown, I cannot leave the house and go travelling to recharge my batteries and get inspired. Ok, rewind a bit. Because of the lockdown, I cannot even go for a coffee because all coffee shops are closed. I can only go out for a walk around the block. How inspiring is that? Not too bad. But how inspiring and energy providing is your neighbourhood when it's the only area you are allowed to venture out to? Not massively.
So what do I do? How do I drag myself out of bed and go through my day?
I awaken my energy by paying extra attention to my senses, that's how! But namely, with the little help from light, colour, taste, smell, and touch.
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. - Helen Keller
I love everything citrus smelling. To help me get out of bed and start a day on a relatively cheerful note, I smell my grapefruit infused essential oil. It smells divine! It sends that tingling sensation through my body. It excites my senses and feeds my motivation. Now I am ready to leave the warm, soft cacoon that is my bed.
And then I look forward to smelling my most favourite smell in the world - the smell of freshly ground coffee.
Touch has a memory. ― John Keats
What's the best way to get rid of last embraces of the sleep land? You've guessed it - cold shower! I take it only when I need to as I am a bath person. But nothing refreshes and awakes you better than cold water!
It touches and caresses my skin or gets its claws into my flesh. But it wakes me up better than the most efficient or loud alarm. I am ready to rock-and-roll after a quick dry up with a fluffy towel. My senses are awakened now.
Then I go and hug my toddler, feeling her little warm hands on my cool slightly damp skin. My day may begin now.
Colors are the smiles of nature. —Leigh Hunt
I choose the clothes for the day based on my mood. If I am low on energy, I choose something colourful, vibrant or plain red. Each colour has a special magic in it. Experiment with it, know your colour and make sure to choose something bright and happy when you are feeling down.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. ― Oscar Wilde
Whenever I struggle to get out of bed, I make sure I eat my breakfast extra mindfully, tasting every morsel. But first, I choose something special that I can treat my poor exhausted body with. Because nourishing your body helps you nourish your soul.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. ― Martin Luther King Jr
My house is like a big bright Christmas tree! It’s because I want as much light illuminating my rooms as possible. The light lits up my mood and boosts my energy. It also makes my day brighter. And it reminds me that there will always be light, even during the darkest and coldest time of the year. As long as there is light and bursting energy in our hearts - we'll find a way to create more light!
And there you have it. Be well and prosper!